ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s governor introduced Monday that he has examined constructive for the coronavirus, however is feeling high-quality in the mean time.
Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted that he obtained a constructive fast check Monday morning as a part of his common testing routine. Hogan, a most cancers survivor, stated he has been vaccinated and has had a booster shot.
Over the summer season, members of Hogan’s employees examined constructive, however Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford examined damaging.
“Because the Omicron variant turns into dominant, I need to urge you to get vaccinated or get your booster shot as quickly as attainable,” Hogan tweeted.
Hogan stated Sunday on “Fox Information Sunday” that he’s not planning to difficulty any new lockdown orders regardless of his considerations a few surge in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. Hospitalizations in Maryland have risen by about 150% over the previous two weeks, he stated. The Republican governor stated the state is attempting to offer extra assist for hospitals and pushing to get extra residents vaccinated amid the fast-spreading omicron variant of the coronavirus.
“We’re anticipating over the following three to 5 weeks in all probability the worst surge we’ve seen in our hospitals all through the whole disaster, however we don’t anticipate it to final for lengthy. We’re hoping it begins to taper off pretty shortly, however we’re going through a fairly tough time,” Hogan stated.
The state’s well being division reported Sunday that 1,345 individuals had been hospitalized, greater than twice as many individuals who had been hospitalized a month earlier. However the state has not reported information for coronavirus instances or deaths since early December, when a cyberattack hit its well being division.
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