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2nd COVID Death reported in Maryland

March 21st, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The death toll in Maryland from the coronavirus now stands at two.  In a news release Friday night, Gov. Larry Hogan confirmed the death of a Baltimore County man.

“A second Marylander has lost his life as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. On behalf of our entire state, we send our heartfelt condolences to his family and to all those who loved him," Hogan said.

“As the number of positive cases in Maryland continues to dramatically rise, we need everyone to take this seriously. This is a public health crisis like nothing we have ever faced before—we are all in this together, and we will get through this together.”

"My prayers are with all those who lost a loved one tonight. This sad passing is a stark reminder of the seriousness of the crisis we face, and it breaks my heart to know that this will not be the last life we lose to this pandemic," said Baltimore County Executive Johny Olszewski, Jr. 
 
"That is why, even as we grieve, we also each need to do our part to reduce the spread and flatten the curve. Stay home. Practice social distancing. Those failing to do their part only add to the toll this crisis will take. We can save lives, but only if we take this seriously and continue to work together."

The death comes two days after the death of a Prince George's County man who was also in his 60s and who also had an underlying medical condition.

As of Friday morning, the Maryland Department of Health reported the state had 149 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including 13 in Baltimore County.  

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