Montana Resident Tests Positive for Coronavirus in Maryland
UPDATE: A number of sources are reporting that the woman has not been in Montana since November.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Wednesday that a Montana resident visiting Anne Arundel County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
According to the release from the Maryland governor's office, this case will be classified as a Montana case, the Maryland and Anne Arundel County Health Departments will take the lead on the investigation. It did not say how long the women had been in Maryland or away from Montana.
This individual is a woman in her 70s who was alerted that she had been in close contact with a confirmed case. The patient presented for testing at an Anne Arundel County hospital, which took all necessary precautions to protect staff and patients.
Maryland Department of Health (MDH) officials have notified Montana health officials, and Governor Hogan contacted Montana Governor Steve Bullock.
Today, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. More than 1,000 cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the United States across more than 35 states.