Dozens of people have tested positive for COVID-19 at a nursing home in the suburbs west of Baltimore, Maryland's governor announced late Saturday as the state's death count from the virus has doubled. Maryland Governor Hogan said the state has experienced a “tragic coronavirus outbreak” at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy, about 30 miles west of the state's capitol.
“As we have been warning for weeks, older Marylanders and those with underlying health conditions are more vulnerable and at a significantly higher risk of contracting this disease” Hogan said in a statement. A total of 66 Pleasant View residents have tested positive for COVID-19, with 11 currently hospitalized.Hogan said multiple state agencies are on the scene, working closing with the local health department and the facility to take “urgent steps” to protect additional residents and staff who may have been exposed to the virus.
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