BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Governor Hogan on Thursday announced a new hospital COVID-19 testing site has opened at LifeBridge Health in Carroll County with two more opening Saturday.
The governor said testing sites at GBMC and St. Agnes will be open Friday and Saturday.
“We have reached a point where some of our hospital systems are placing adult patients on pediatric beds,” Governor Hogan said Thursday.
Hospitalizations in Maryland fell below 3,000 for the first time in more than two weeks, according to Maryland Department of Health data. MDH reported 70 more deaths on Thursday. State officials say “the vast majority of deaths” continue to be from people who are unvaccinated.
Nearly 9,000 new cases were reported on Thursday, First Lady Yumi Hogan among them.
The governor said the first lady is “doing well” and isolating at home. News of her positive test result comes exactly one month after Governor Hogan announced his positive COVID test.
Governor Hogan said: “My wife locked me in my room for 10 days and left food out the door. “Now I’m doing the same for her.”
The governor said he had a pair of negative COVID tests on Thursday, but said that wearing a mask is out of the blue.
More than a dozen Montgomery County schools have announced the move to virtual instruction over the next week. The governor called the move “a mistake” and “too aggressive.”
“We want to make sure we’re keeping our kids safe. We currently have 30 children in the hospital out of nearly 3,000,” said Governor Hogan.
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