Despite a spurt in hospitalization, the Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan has said that the state was not considering imposing lockdown or other restrictive measures to combat the pandemic. appearing on Fox News on Sunday, the Republican Governor admitted that he was concerned at the growing number of hospitalization.
Larry Hogan said that despite the changing situation, the state was not considering any form of lockdowns. But he claimed that the state was taking measures to provide additional support to the already stressed health system. There has been an increase in testing for the virus, vaccines, and have been trying to ensure the booster dose.
Larry Hogan’s Statement Comes Even As The President Is Expected To Make A Statement
Larry Hogan was making these comments a couple of days before President Biden is likely to go in for fresh measures. He expressed concern at the sudden rise in cases complicated by the discovery of the Omicron variant.
Jen Psaki tweeted that the President would speak on the status of the country’s fight against the pandemic. She noted that it was linked to rising cases and the emergence of the Omicron variant.
Larry Hogan also expressed his concerns over the rising number of cases. He noted that there has been a 150% spurt in the number of hospitalizations in the past 2 weeks.
Hogan stressed that the state administration was doing all it can to have the remaining population vaccinated. He said that only 9.2% remained to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Governor said that while they were encouraging residents to go in for boosters. Bt he said that they were not considering any form of lockdown.
The latest data from the state’s health department noted a rise of 1,866 COVID-19 cases within a day and a positivity rate of 5.4%.
The county of Prince George saw the maximum cases in Maryland with an alarming 102,652 cases, the latest data revealed.