Maryland records it's second Coronavirus/Covid-19 related death
Governor Larry Hogan announced Friday night that the victim was a Baltimore County man in his 60's who had underlying medical conditions.
The governor sends his heartfelt condolences to the man's family on behalf of the entire state. Hogan says as the number of coronavirus cases in the state continue to rise everyone must take it seriously. As of Friday there were 149 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland.
Governor Larry Hogan has issued the following statement regarding Maryland’s second COVID-19 death, a Baltimore County resident in his 60s who suffered from underlying medical conditions:
“A second Marylander has lost his life as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. On behalf of our entire state, we send our heartfelt condolences to his family and to all those who loved him. “As the number of positive cases in Maryland continues to dramatically rise, we need everyone to take this seriously. This is a public health crisis like nothing we have ever faced before—we are all in this together, and we will get through this together.”
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski released a statement following the coronavirus death of a county resident. Olszewski says it "breaks his heart to know that this will not be the last life lost to the pandemic and that's why everyone needs to do their part to reduce the spread and flatten the curve. " He says lives can be saved, but only if everyone takes this seriously and continues to work together.
Governor Hogan said and the first infant and the first teenager are among the latest to test positive for Covid-19 in Maryland. The Cumberland times reports the infant is 10 months old. None of the cases of children under 18 are currently hospitalized. Two-thirds of our cases are between the ages of 18 and 64.
“While we hope Marylanders will take advantage of today’s warm weather, we urge you to avoid crowds at all costs,” said Hogan. “Avoid all playgrounds, pavilions, and anywhere that groups of more than 10 people may congregate. Please do not take this guidance lightly. “At the state level, we are doing everything in our power to protect the health and safety of our citizens, but everyone has a critical role to play. If every single Marylander steps up and does their part by making sacrifices now, it will slow the spread of this virus and save lives.”