ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) -- Maryland officials reported the state's first coronavirus-related death Wednesday night.
The victim was a Prince George's County man in his 60's who suffered from an underlying medical condition.
In a press conference Thursday morning, Gov. Larry Hogan said the man was infected with COVID-19 via community transmission meaning he didn't travel abroad.
"I know all Marylanders join me in praying for his family and his loved ones," the governor said.
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Hogan made the announcement via Twitter Wednesday night.
"It is with profound sadness that I announce the first death in Maryland as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. I ask all Marylanders to join me in praying for his family and loved ones during this difficult time. As we pray for his loved ones, I ask that we continue to pray for each other, for our state, and for our nation as we face this crisis together. We must use every possible resource at every level of government to save lives and keep people safe."
Prince George's County Executive Angela asked residents to keep the victim's loved ones in constant prayers.
Alsobrooks also reassured Prince George's County residents that health officials are working around the clock to keep everyone safe.
Cases by County:
- Anne Arundel- 4
- Baltimore City- 5
- Baltimore County- 10
- Carroll- 2
- Charles- 2
- Frederick- 1
- Harford- 3
- Howard- 8
- Montgomery- 31
- Prince George's- 20
- Talbot- 1
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