As COVID-19 Cases Rise Nationwide, Governor Hogan Urges Marylanders to Remain Vigilant

As Tuesday marked the third highest number of new COVID-19 cases in a single day in the U.S., Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is urging the state’s residents to continue taking precautions.

Governor Hogan said “As we continue to safely reopen, it is important to remember that this crisis is still not behind us. More than 65,000 Marylanders have been infected, and more than 3,000 Marylanders have now lost their lives to this deadly virus. We mourn each and every loss.”

The Governor continued “Now more than ever, as we begin to come into contact with more people, we must all continue to remain vigilant.”

On Friday, Governor Hogan’s Deputy Communications Director Kata Hall announced the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate is significantly higher amongst younger demographics.

The positivity rate for Marylanders under 35 is 6.15%, while the positivity rate for Marylanders over 35 is 4.58%.