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Hogan Renews State of Emergency

October 30th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday issued an order renewing the state of emergency that has been in place since March due to the pandemic.

“While Maryland’s positivity and case rates remain lower than most states in America, we are closely monitoring increases in some of our key health metrics as well as rising numbers in states across the country,” Hogan said in a statement. “This crisis is far from over, and this virus does not recognize state borders. I want to remind Marylanders that the only way to keep our state open for business is to avoid traveling to hotspots and continue following the public health guidelines. We cannot let our guard down, and we must remain vigilant.”

The governor's announcement followed a report earlier in the day from Maryland's health department announcing the confirmation of more than 900 new COVID-19 cases in the state for a second consecutive day.