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Governor Larry Hogan holds a press conference announcing Stage One of the 'Maryland roadmap to Recovery.' Governor's Reception Room State House

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Gov. Larry Hogan is calling on national labs to do a faster job of processing coronavirus tests as delays are leaving people in limbo about their status for weeks.

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The governor spoke to CNN Monday night, telling them Baltimore City is seeing a rise in case because enough testing wasn’t being done.

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However, Baltimore 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.

Over the weekend, the Maryland Public Interest Research Group wrote a letter to Hogan asking him to shut the state down again.

“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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Although coronavirus cases are on the rise in the state, hospitalizations have remained flat.

Source: CBS Baltimore

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Gov. Hogan: Rise In COVID-19 Cases Due To Testing, Baltimore Health Commissioner Says No  was originally published on wolbbaltimore.com

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