Maryland health department investigating outbreak at county fair attended by Gov Larry Hogan

Maryland health officials are investigating a COVID-19 outbreak at a county fair that Governor Larry Hogan attended.

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The administration told the Washington Post that the governor received a test after he went to the Cecil County Fair out of an abundance of caution – and tested negative.

To date, the Maryland Department of Health says they have confirmed two cases.

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Contact tracing is underway on the lab-confirmed cases in Cecil County, as well as newly confirmed cases. The state is sequencing specimens to determine the lineage of the virus and it variants. 

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Hogan attended the fair on July 27.

The Maryland Department of Health continues to strongly urge all Marylanders to get vaccinated if they haven't done so already.