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White Marsh Mall to increase cleaning frequency of ‘high traffic’ areas

WHITE MARSH, MD—White Marsh Mall is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak, in particular the potential impact within Baltimore County. Mall officials say they are taking all necessary precautions for the well-being of local shoppers. This includes following guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH). PREVENTION: • …


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Governor Hogan confirms first case of coronavirus community transmission in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the first case of community transmission of coronavirus in Maryland. The patient, whose case was first announced on Wednesday night, is a Prince George’s County resident who had no known exposure to COVID-19 through travel or an infected individual. Governor Hogan will speak at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday at the State House to …


Officials respond to first Baltimore County coronavirus case, press conference set for Thursday morning

TOWSON, MD—The Maryland Department of Health has confirmed Baltimore County’s first positive coronavirus case. The individual is in their 60s and worked at the recent American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington, D.C., and is not hospitalized. The individual had limited contacts, and they have been identified and notified. Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of the Baltimore County …

First case of coronavirus confirmed in Baltimore County

UPDATE: Baltimore County officials will hold a press conference on Thursday morning. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Wednesday night, Governor Larry Hogan announced three additional confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland: – A Montgomery County resident in his 20s who recently traveled to Spain, and is not hospitalized. – A Baltimore County resident in his 60s who worked …

WHO declares coronavirus a global pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—The World Health Organization on Wednesday labeled coronavirus a global pandemic. In the past two weeks, the number of cases of #COVID-19 outside China has increased 13-fold and the number of affected countries has tripled. There are now more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries, and 4,291 people have died. “In the days and weeks ahead, we expect to …

Baltimore County outlines coronavirus response efforts

TOWSON, MD—Following the confirmation of the first cases of coronavirus in Maryland, Baltimore County is continuing to closely monitor potential developments and remains in regular contact across county government and with the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to prepare for any comprehensive and coordinated response as necessary. “Baltimore County is actively working across agencies and with our state partners to …

World Health Organization declares global health emergency over coronavirus

BALTIMORE, MD—The World Health Organization on Thursday declared a global health emergency as the coronavirus (2019nCoV) continues to spread. At least 170 people have died and more than 8,100 cases have been confirmed in mainland China, as the virus spreads globally. There are now 98 cases of 2019nCoV in 18 countries outside of China, including 8 cases of human-to-human transmission …

Maryland health officials offer tips on preventing spread of coronavirus

UPDATE: Health officials confirm that a Maryland resident has been tested for coronavirus. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—As public health officials around the world are monitoring a new coronavirus strain (2019-nCoV) first identified in the Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, there are some basic facts to know about coronaviruses. Coronaviruses are part of a family of viruses that can …