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Third Person Being Tested For Coronavirus In Maryland

February 28th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Deputy Health Secretary for Public Health Services Fran Phillips told WBAL NewsRadio  a third person in Maryland is being tested for the novel coronavirus. 

Phillips' announcement comes a day after Gov. Larry Hogan said two Marylanders have met U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria to be tested for the novel coronavirus. Hogan stressed there was no immediate public health threat to Marylanders.

As of Friday, three Marylanders are being tested for the virus. 

Phillips said the results from the CDC are expected over the weekend. 

There is not yet a vaccine for the coronavirus. Phillips advised Marylanders to practice frequent hand-washing, cover their mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing and stay home if sick. Anyone who returns to Maryland from China is asked to monitor their health for 14 days after leaving China.

U.S. officials are warning Americans to avoid nonessential travel to China and South Korea and to consider postponing travel to other countries where the virus has spread, including Italy and Japan.


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