Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced on Monday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated and receiving a booster shot.
“This morning, as part of my regular testing routine, I received a positive rapid test for COVID-19,” said Mr. Hogan, a Republican, wrote on twitter, “I’ve been vaccinated and boosted, and I feel fine at the moment.”
According to the New York Times database, Maryland is facing a surge in cases – with an average hospitalization of seven days rising to 1,474 as of Sunday. That number has risen 52 percent in the past two weeks, and the governor took the lead in expanding hospital capacity and limiting elective surgeries. But Mr. Hogan emphasized late last week and on Sunday that He will not enforce any new lockdown or mandate,
Appearing in the studio with Brett Baer on the “Fox News Sunday” program, the governor said the state is “trying to do everything we can” to vaccinate the rest of the country—save for more mandates. “We are not expecting any lockdown at all,” he said. “We’re not considering them.”
But the state’s growth was troubling, Mr. Hogan said. And in light of his positive test, Mr. Hogan again Residents encouraged to vaccinate Or prescribe a booster dose as the Omicron variant gains dominance in the state.
A Fox News spokesperson said the network is “following all COVID-19 protocols and procedures,” and added that Bret Baer will be anchoring his show from a remote studio after the exposure.
Mr Hogan’s announcement follows several government officials, who have been fully vaccinated and extended, who report that they have tested positive for the coronavirus. Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Cory Booker of New Jersey announced the transition to success via Twitter on Sunday, as did Representative Jason Crowe of Colorado.
“Thankfully, I am experiencing only mild symptoms and am grateful to be provided with the protection against serious illness that comes from being vaccinated and promoted,” Ms. Warren wrote on twitter,