Late Friday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced the second COVID-19 death in Maryland, a Baltimore County man in his 60s with underlying health issues.
“A second Marylander has lost his life as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. On behalf of our entire state, we send our heartfelt condolences to his family and to all those who loved him,” Hogan said in his in a statement. “As the number of positive cases in Maryland continues to dramatically rise, we need everyone to take this seriously. This is a public health crisis like nothing we have ever faced before—we are all in this together, and we will get through this together.”
The second death comes after the announcement of Prince George’s man, also in his 60s with an underlying medical condition, succumbed to the virus.
Thursday morning began with 149 recorded cases in Maryland; the number is expected to rise.
More than 2,000 Maryland National Guard members have been activated to help with transportation, food delivery and supplies.