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Hogan Updates Coronavirus Cases in State; Planning for Outbreak

February 28th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan announced this week  that two more Marylanders have met U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria to be tested for the novel Coronavirus. Both patients had recently returned from China. Health officials are evaluating a third possible case. Hogan said $10 million in funding for response to a potential outbreak is part of a supplemental budget request to be submitted to lawmakers. In a news conference held at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Reisterstown, Hogan said he spoke Thursday afternoon with Vice President Mike Pence, whom President Donald Trump tasked Wednesday with leading the coronavirus response at the federal level. Hogan stressed there was no immediate public health threat to Marylanders…

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