Governor Hogan joined The Ben Shapiro to discuss the aggressive actions he’s taking to slow the spread of the disease and to protect the vulnerable as Maryland’s coronavirus cases continue to rise rapidly.
Just yesterday, Maryland reported an increase of 1,158 cases – a more than 300% increase from the day prior, which partially reflects of a tripling of the state’s tests and commercial labs clearing out their backlog of tests. Meanwhile, coronavirus cases in the Baltimore-Washington corridor of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. surpassed 10,000 for the first time.
After weeks of warnings from Governor Hogan about the emerging crisis in the region, earlier this week, the Trump administration designated the Baltimore-Washington corridor as an emerging hotspot. As cases continue to increase at a concerning rate, Governor Hogan has announced the nation’s first strike teams to help nursing home facilities in need of additional support and a series of new mandatory procedures to protect nursing home residents.
Governor Hogan has also continued to lead the response of the nation’s governors, floating with his colleagues the idea of forming a consortium of states to buy critical medical supplies during the coronavirus pandemic.