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Hogan Says Presence of UK COVID Strain in MD was Expected

January 13th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The UK variant of the Coronavirus has been detected in Maryland. There are now two cases of the new, more contagious strain in Maryland- a married couple from Anne Arundel County. One of the cases had traveled to the United Kingdom while the other had not. The governor said he cannot say where the person traveled specifically but that they had traveled to multiple countries before coming back to the U.S. A private lab performed the initial test and a state lab confirmed the results. Governor Larry Hogan said they are conducting contact-tracing to quickly determine who the couple may have interacted with since the arrival back into Maryland. The couple has two children who are quarantining with them. Hogan said the news does not come as a surprise..