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COVID-19 cases increase in MD, Hogan releases new steps to prevent spread

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Govorner Hogan has released new regulations to combat COVID-19 after 17 new cases have been reported with two of those cases being an infant and a teenager 

Hogan said none of the cases of children under 18 are currently hospitalized and that two-thirds of our cases are between the ages of 18 and 64.

Hogan said that he, the Maryland Coronavirus Response Team and all members of Maryland's federal delegation met to come up with an " all-hands-on-deck" response to the pandemic and that they will review the plan with the Cabinet.

“We urge [ Marylanders] to avoid crowds at all costs. Avoid all playgrounds, pavilions, and anywhere that groups of more than 10 people may congregate. Please do not take this guidance lightly," Hogan said.

Some college students, despite having to leave their universities, still went on their spring trips. Hogan is now asking those spring-breakers to self-quarantine for the next 14 days and to avoid seeing people over 60.

 "Even though students are not returning to campus, this should not in any way be treated as an extension of your spring break. If you ignore this recommendation, you are endangering yourself and the health of others," Hogan said.

Hogan said that on the state level, they are doing everything in their power to protect the health and safety of the people of Maryland and that everyone has a critical role to play in order to slow the spread of the virus.

"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," Hogan said.

"We are unfortunately only at the beginning of this crisis. We are all in this together, and we will only get through this if we work together."

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