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Maryland first lady tests positive for COVID-19

AP.

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said Thursday that Maryland’s first lady, Yumi Hogan, has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement on his Twitter account, Hogan revealed that his wife tested positive for a breakthrough infection “as part of our weekly testing regimen.”
 
Yumi Hogan is currently experiencing “mild symptoms” as a result of being “vaccinated and boosted,” the governor added. 
  
“She will quarantine at Government House,” he said. 
 
Larry Hogan, a cancer survivor, added that he tested negative on both rapid and PCR tests, urging Marylanders “to get boosted for maximum protection against the Omicron variant.”
 
Yumi Hogan’s infection comes just a month after the governor tested positive for COVID-19.

Hogan wrote on Twitter in December that he received a positive rapid test for COVID-19 during his “regular testing routine.” He said he is vaccinated and received a booster shot and is “feeling fine at the moment.”

The U.S. is seeing a spike in cases nationwide, with the highly mutated omicron variant spreading across the country. 

Maryland declared a 30-day state of emergency in the first week of January that was aimed at helping hospital staff and allowed him to mobilize members of the National Guard to help staff at COVID-19 testing and vaccine sites as the state deals with a massive surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations. 
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