ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Governor Larry Hogan said national labs must do a faster job of processing coronavirus tests as delays are leaving some people in limbo about their status for weeks.

The governor told CNN Monday night that Baltimore City is seeing a rise in cases “mainly because they weren’t doing enough testing and now they are.”

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At a press conference last week, city health commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa disputed that claim.

“We are seeing the number of new cases increase at a rate higher than what we would expect from an increase in testing capacity alone, and have seen an increase for multiple days in a row,” she said.

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Over the weekend, the Maryland Public Interest Research Group wrote a letter to Hogan, signed by hundreds in the healthcare community, asking him to “shut down, start over and do it right.”

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The governor has resisted closing down bars and indoor dining statewide.

“We’re in a holding pattern. We have been for the past 30 days,” Hogan told CNN. “We’re continuing to pause. We’re not ready to reopen anything further. Twenty-two states are now rolling things back that they had already reopened. We’re not in that position either.”

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