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Governor Hogan announces new drive-thru COVID-19 Carroll County testing site

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that the state will further expand its drive-thru COVID-19 testing program by opening a new site on Thursday, May 14 at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster. The Ag Center site will be the first state-sponsored, community-based testing site in Carroll County, increasing the testing options available to area residents. Governor Hogan …


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Third Maryland coronavirus death reported

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Saturday night announced the state’s third death as a result of COVID-19. The deceased was a Montgomery County resident in her 40s who suffered from underlying medical conditions. “We are devastated to learn that another Marylander has passed away as a result of COVID-19,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Please join us in praying …


Harford County woman tests positive for coronavirus

UPDATE 2: The 86-year-old patient has been released from the hospital86-year-old patient has been released from the hospital. UPDATE: Officials say the 86-year-old woman contracted the virus while traveling to Albania and Turkey. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—A Harford County woman has tested positive for coronavirus. Governor Larry Hogan announced on Sunday evening that a Harford County woman in …

Governor Hogan announces directive requiring state insurers to waive costs for coronavirus testing

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has issued a directive requiring all state health insurers to waive costs associated with testing for COVID-19. The directive, issued under the governor’s authority during a state of emergency, waives any cost-sharing, including co-payments, coinsurance, and deductibles, in order to remove cost barriers to testing. The governor also provided additional details regarding the three positive coronavirus cases …

Toxic algae bloom fatal to pets spotted in Maryland

NOTTINGHAM, MD – An algae bloom that is harmful to humans and fatal to pets has been found in Maryland. Officials in Montgomery County are asking residents to use caution when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank located within Rock Creek Regional Park. Testing there has indicated high levels of microcystin, a toxic substance produced by some …