Governor Hogan held a virtual event with the Hoover Institution to discuss his national leadership of the state-level COVID-19 response.
This comes as Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced that they are joining Governor Hogan’s bipartisan interstate testing compact. With this addition, the historic compact has now been expanded to ten governors— including five Republicans and five Democrats— who are collectively securing five million accurate and rapid point-of-care antigen tests.
Meanwhile, with over 1.5 million tests conducted, Maryland is reporting another record low COVID-19 seven-day average positivity rate, reaching 3.49% this morning. In addition, hospitalizations continue to decline with ICU levels falling more than 29% since July 25th.