Watch replay: Gov. Larry Hogan speaks as coronavirus surging in Maryland
Gov. Larry Hogan is speaking as Maryland sees an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases. For 14 days in a row, the state has reported more than 1,000 daily cases.
His news conference is set for Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m.
On Saturday, the state reported 2,321 cases — marking the first time Maryland has seen more than 2,000 new cases in a day.
Maryland reported more than 2,000 daily cases for a second time on Tuesday. The state also reported 26 new deaths.
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More than 1,000 hospital beds across the state are being used by COVID-19 patients, the highest number since June.
The state's positivity rate, or the percent of positive tests out of all tests completed, has also jumped to 6.85 percent. The World Health Organization recommends that communities have a positivity rate of 5 percent or lower for 14 days before reopening after a shutdown.
Last week, Hogan cut restaurant capacity from 75 percent to 50 percent in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. The Maryland Department of Health also warned against indoor gatherings of 25 or more people and against traveling to states seeing COVID-19 spikes.
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