BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan has tested positive for COVID-19, Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday.
The governor said the positive test came up during the first lady’s weekly testing regimen.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Cooler & Sunny, But Cloudy Skies On The Way
“Having been vaccinated and boosted, she is only experiencing mild symptoms,” the governor tweeted. “She will quarantine at Government House.”
As part of our weekly testing regimen, the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19. Having been vaccinated and boosted, she is only experiencing mild symptoms. She will quarantine at Government House. I received negative rapid and PCR tests.
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) January 20, 2022
Gov. Hogan said he tested negative on both rapid and PCR tests.
The governor tested positive for the virus on Dec. 20 and said he was only experiencing “some cold-like symptoms.”
He appeared in a video message the following day and, in a somewhat gruff voice, told Marylanders he was quarantining at home.
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Following his wife’s positive test, Gov. Hogan urged residents to get boosted “for maximum protection against the Omicron variant.”
Gov. Hogan appeared at a press conference Thursday and wore a facemask for the duration of the event.
“Even if you’re not symptomatic, making sure you’re not passing it on to other people is critically important,” he said. “It’s why, even though I’ve got two negative tests, I’m still wearing the mask while I’m talking to you here today, because that’s what the protocol is.”
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“My wife had me locked in a room for 10 days and was dropping food outside the door,” Gov. Hogan said. “Now I’m doing the same thing for her.”