Maryland Becomes First State in America to Acquire and Deploy Hundreds of Thousands Rapid COVID-19 Tests

Under Governor Hogan’s leadership, Maryland is once again leading on COVID-19 testing, becoming the first state in America to acquire and deploy hundreds of thousands rapid-response and accurate tests.

Last month, Governor Hogan successfully negotiated a historic bipartisan interstate compact with the Rockefeller Foundation and ten states – including five Democratic governors and five Republican governors – to acquire 5 million rapid-response COVID-19 tests. This new generation of accurate tests delivers results in 15 to 20 minutes, providing a vital tool to detect and contain potential outbreaks.

At a press conference this morning, Governor Hogan announced Maryland has already acquired 250,000 of these tests, which will be deployed to nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and correctional and juvenile detention centers across the state.

Governor Hogan’s announcement comes as Maryland’s ICU hospitalizations have now hit their lowest level since March 28th.

Watch Governor Hogan’s Press Conference Here