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More than 580 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland

March 26th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The State of Maryland now has 580 confirmed cases of COVID-19—an increase of 157 new cases, which is by far the largest one-day increase to date. There are more than 1,200 confirmed cases in the National Capital Region—in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. The number of cases 

Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement: 

“We are only at the beginning of this crisis, in our state, in the National Capital Region, and in America. As I have repeatedly stressed, we should continue to expect the number of cases to dramatically and rapidly rise.

“Today, we are also seeing an unprecedented increase in the number of Marylanders filing for unemployment. We are going to do everything we can to help people and small businesses get back on their feet.

“This battle is going to be much harder, take much longer, and be much worse than almost anyone comprehends. We have never faced anything like this ever before, and I continue to urge the people of our state to stay in place at home and stay safe.

“I want Marylanders to know that if we continue to lead and work together—if we rely on and help each other—together we will get through this crisis.”

2 comments on this post.
  1. Lav:

    Thank you Governor Hogan, for being an informed, rational voice amidst the chaos of POTUS. Blessings to you and yours.

  2. Ken:

    As hard as this is to accept, next week, these numbers are going to sound fantastic.

    The United States has just passed China and Italy in having the most confirmed cases of Covid19. New York City has run out of space to put the bodies and is now using refrigerated trucks for temporary storage.

    Atlanta’s hospitals have hit the 100% limit on ICU beds while New York City will see the same in the next few days.

    The projections are that the confirmed cases will double in the next three days and sometime next week cases will double every two days.

    With a 15 day lag time between infection and serious medical attention needed, we will begin to see the deaths climb in the next two weeks.

    Please, everyone, stay safe.

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