ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — There are now over 100 cases of coronavirus in Maryland, with the official count at 107, the state said Thursday.
One of the newest cases is a five-year-old girl in Howard County.
In the latest sweep of new mandates, Gov. Larry Hogan said that events with more than 10 people are no longer allowed.
As he spoke at a press conference Thursday morning, he lamented that some people are treating this pandemic like a vacation, like spring break, having cookouts and large gatherings outside.
“I want to thank those hospitals who have stepped up and have been a large part of this massive undertaking,” he said.
The governor is also signing an order allowing for delivery and carry-out sales of alcohol.
A number of distillers are now producing hand sanitizer instead of alcohol for the local communities.
The Red Cross has implemented more precautions to keep donors and staff safe, but still are seeing a dramatic drop in donations.
“If you’re healthy and you’re feeling well, please consider donating blood,” Gov. Hogan said.
He also said that they will not be releasing prisoners from their state prisons.
“They’re safer where they are,” he said.