Announced by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on Facebook:

The state’s Public Health Laboratory in Baltimore has confirmed the first three positive cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The patients, who contracted the virus while traveling overseas, are in good condition. We have been actively preparing for this situation over the last several weeks across all levels of government. I encourage all Marylanders not to panic, but to take this seriously and to stay informed as we continue to provide updates.

I will hold a press conference tonight at approximately 8:00 p.m. to provide additional information.

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If the press conference is live streamed on Facebook I will add it to this post later so all readers can view it.

Scott E