REPORT: Trump grants major disaster declaration for state of Maryland
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President Trump on Thursday approved Maryland’s major disaster declaration, allowing the state to access federal aid as it combats the coronavirus outbreak. Other states also had disaster declarations approved on Thursday, including Missouri and Illinois.
“The President’s action makes Federal funding available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, for all areas in the State of Maryland impacted by COVID-19,” the White House said in a statement.
The article goes on to state the following:
In a statement of his own, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said that the president’s move will help “provide much-needed funding for state and local governments and nonprofits, and it will be another important step in Maryland’s aggressive and coordinated response to COVID-19.”
Maryland confirmed 157 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 580. Between Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, there are more than 1,200 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
*Coronavirus cases worldwide: 549,474
*Total confirmed deaths: 24,883
*Recovered patients: 128,701
Team MD worked hard to ensure our state received a major disaster declaration to unlock critical federal resources to fight the #coronavirus. I’ll continue to work to secure the necessary resources that our state needs to defeat this public health crisis. https://t.co/MZZOOPHU64 https://t.co/SlzKnPo8c1
— Steny Hoyer (@LeaderHoyer) March 27, 2020
Note to young people: 217 of Maryland’s cases are between the ages of 20-50. That’s nearly HALF of our total cases.
— Mike Ricci (@riccimike) March 25, 2020
Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon just announced that all public schools in Maryland will be closed through April 24, 2020. More details to come. pic.twitter.com/44lXw9HCqL
— Baltimore County Public Schools (@BaltCoPS) March 25, 2020
The State of Maryland now has 580 confirmed cases of #COVID19—an increase of 157 new cases, which is by far the largest one-day increase to date. There are more than 1,200 confirmed cases in the National Capital Region—in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) March 26, 2020
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