Out of State Traveler Visiting Anne Arundel County Tests Positive for the Coronavirus, Officials Say

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that a Montana resident visiting Anne Arundel County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

While this will be classified as a Montana case, the Maryland and Anne Arundel County Health Departments will take the lead on the investigation.

This individual is a woman in her 70s who was alerted that she had been in close contact with a confirmed case. The patient presented for testing at a local medical facility, which took all necessary precautions to protect staff and patients.

Maryland Department of Health (MDH) officials have notified Montana health officials, and Governor Hogan contacted Montana Governor Steve Bullock.

'Once we became aware of this case, we acted swiftly to coordinate with officials both here in Anne Arundel County and in Montana,' said Governor Hogan. 'I continue to urge Marylanders to stay informed, and follow the guidance we have issued. We want to emphasize that if you are concerned about symptoms, please call your healthcare provider. We will continue to share information as it becomes available.'

Today, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. More than 1,000 cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the United States across more than 35 states."

Learn more: https://governor.maryland.gov/2020/03/11/montana-resident-visiting-anne-arundel-county-tests-positive-for-covid-19/