WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Maryland Governor Larry Hogan confirmed two additional positive coronavirus cases in the state Sunday, bringing the total to five.
Officials said the two cases confirmed are a Harford County woman in her 80s and a Montgomery County man in his 60s.
In a Monday press conference, Hogan said the woman was traveling to Turkey when she contracted the virus. The man was traveling to Thailand and Egypt.
These cases are not connected to the three other positive cases confirmed in the state, according to Hogan. There is also no major concern regarding their exposure risks to the community.
Hogan says six other Maryland residents traveled on the same cruise ship in Egypt that the first three other positive cases did on different dates — two of them are experiencing symptoms. All six are currently self-quarantined and will be tested.
Meanwhile, Hogan says 12 Maryland residents are aboard the Grand Princess, which docked in Oakland, California, on Monday afternoon. They will be transported to military bases in Texas and Georgia to be quarantined. None of the 12 Maryland residents aboard the cruise ship are exhibiting coronavirus symptoms.
Officials said 62 other tests have come back with negative results for COVID-19.
Gov. Hogan declared a state of emergency in Maryland Thursday after health officials confirmed the first three positive cases of novel coronavirus in the state.
"We have been actively preparing for this situation over the last several weeks across all levels of government. I encourage all Marylanders not to panic, but to take this seriously and to stay informed as we continue to provide updates," Hogan tweeted Thursday.
Hogan said a press briefing will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. to provide the latest details.
For more information, visit health.maryland.gov/coronavirus