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Number of Coronavirus cases growing in Maryland

March 13th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Department of Health officials report there are more confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state. The governor's office confirmed five new positive cases of COVID-19 for the state: two in Prince George's County; two in Charles County; one in Anne Arundel County and one in Baltimore County.

On Friday afternoon, Carroll County Administrator Roberta Wyndham confirmed a case in Carroll County.

As of Friday afternoon, a total of 18 Marylanders have tested positive for the virus.

The new cases come after Gov. Larry Hogan last week declared a state of emergency and canceled official out-of-state travel by state employees.

A number of school systems have canceled out-of-state field trips. The University System of Maryland has advised its member institutions to keep students away from campus for two weeks beyond next week's spring break, distributing coursework online rather than having students return to campus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has resources available on its website. Marylanders can also consult the Maryland Department of Health's website or call 211.

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