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Governor Hogan Optimistic Despite COVID Spike

September 3rd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

According to state health department data released Thursday morning, Maryland reported 1,272 new COVID-19 cases and 16 new deaths. Doctors say the new cases are fueled by dangerous strains targeting the unvaccinated. Governor Larry Hogan said the Delta variant, a strain that is reportedly two to four times more contagious than the original virus strain, accounts for nearly every new confirmed case in Maryland. Hogan says while many of the numbers have been spiking, he remains confident that the state has a handle on the the situation…


Although the state health department strongly recommends face coverings, Hogan says no mask mandate is planned…


Likewise, no statewide vaccination mandate is anticipated, Hogan notes some state workers and health professionals are required to get the shot…



More than 3.7 million Maryland adults are fully vaccinated. State officials also reported that the state positivity decreased by 0.05 to 4.94%.