Hogan reports majority of COVID-19 cases in Maryland are people in their 40s

Hogan reports majority of COVID-19 cases in Maryland are people in their 40s
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The majority of coronavirus cases in Maryland are among people in their 40s, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said Wednesday. 

“While COVID-19 still appears to be more deadly to older citizens — over 60 — 217 individuals with the virus in Maryland are between the ages of 20 and 50,” Hogan said at a briefing. “The vast majority of people in our state who have tested positive so far are in their 40s.”

The governor added that there are children as young as 10 months old who have tested positive for the virus in the state. 

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Hogan said the last 24 hours was the largest one-day rise to date in Maryland, with an additional 74 cases confirmed bringing the state’s total to 243. 

He also reported the death of a man in Prince George’s County during the briefing, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to four. 

“The reality is this crisis is really just beginning here in our state and across America,” Hogan said. “People are looking for certainty, but the truth is we simply don't yet know how bad it's going to get or how long it's going to last or how successful these social distancing actions are going to be in flattening the curve.” 

Hogan added that the crisis will not be over in days or weeks and called for state residents to follow social distancing recommendations. 

“It is critically important that every single person remains vigilant and doing their part by staying in place in their home as much as possible,” he said. 

Maryland is also extending its statewide school closures to at least April 24.