The first three cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Maryland have been confirmed in Montgomery County, leading Governor Hogan to declare a state of emergency.
Health officials say all three individuals contracted the disease during international travel, and are currently quarantined in their homes.
Information regarding where the patients are located within the county has not yet been released. Public Health Services Chief, Dr. Travis Gayles says the patients are currently doing well clinically. County Executive Marc Elrich says the risk to the general public is still very low.
Today, @MDHLaboratories confirmed three cases of #COVID19 in Montgomery County. The patients, who contracted the virus while traveling overseas, are in good condition and are in home quarantine. @GovLarryHogan has detailed the state’s ongoing response: https://t.co/sZ6yQwR19u pic.twitter.com/rMFkLmkxvA
— Maryland Department of Health (@MDHealthDept) March 6, 2020