Under Governor Hogan’s leadership, Maryland is once again leading on COVID-19 testing, becoming the first state in America to acquire and deploy hundreds of thousands rapid-response and accurate tests.
Last month, Governor Hogan successfully negotiated a historic bipartisan interstate compact with the Rockefeller Foundation and ten states – including five Democratic governors and five Republican governors – to acquire 5 million rapid-response COVID-19 tests. This new generation of accurate tests delivers results in 15 to 20 minutes, providing a vital tool to detect and contain potential outbreaks.
At a press conference this morning, Governor Hogan announced Maryland has already acquired 250,000 of these tests, which will be deployed to nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and correctional and juvenile detention centers across the state.
Governor Hogan’s announcement comes as Maryland’s ICU hospitalizations have now hit their lowest level since March 28th.