The Maryland Department of Labor said Sunday that the online BEACON unemployment-insurance application portal has been taken offline due to technical problems.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Sunday morning on ABC that his state’s plan for lifting safety restrictions and reigniting the economy would be based on “the numbers” rather than a specific timeline. He also reacted to comments President Trump made Thursday about bleach and disinfectants.
The Virginia Department of Health on Sunday reported 604 new cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth, bringing the cumulative total to 12,970, and 12 more deaths, bringing the total to 448.
The Maryland Department of Health reported 827 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday morning, bringing the total to 18,581, and 30 more deaths, for a total of 827.
The D.C. Health Department reported 142 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday morning, bringing the total to 3,841, and 13 more deaths, bringing that total to 178.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, coughing and shortness of breath. Health officials say that if you have these symptoms, you should call your doctor. Do not just show up. Medical facilities need to get ready for you. If you don’t have a doctor and you live in D.C. or the nearby Maryland suburbs, D.C.’s mayor recommends calling the Testing Triage Center at 855-363-0333 or Mary’s Center at 844-796-2797. If you live in Virginia, call 211.

Hogan touts recovery road map on Sunday talk show
Speaking a day following Maryland’s deadliest coronavirus report so far, Md. Gov. Larry Hogan said on ABC’s “This Week” program that his plan for Maryland’s recovery from the COVID-19-driven economic crisis, which he unveiled on Friday, was based on a road map from the National Governors Association, of which Hogan is chair, as well as information from epidemiologists, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, from Johns Hopkins University data and an American Enterprise Institute study.

“It’s very well thought-out,” Hogan said, emphasizing that his road map sets conditions for the eventual dropping of safety rules, not a fixed timeline.

“We’re watching certain metrics and looking at a pattern of numbers before we make any kind of decisions.”

Asked about other states such as Georgia, where safety rules are already being relaxed, Hogan said each governor was reacting to their own conditions.

“The president made it clear that governors were going to be making their own decisions based on the facts on the ground in their states, and that’s what they’re doing,” Hogan said, adding, “I’m not going to second guess my colleagues.”

Hogan said Maryland’s response would be a “very cautious” one, conducted in conjunction with the governments of neighboring D.C. and Virginia.

“We’re going to make decisions together as a region,” Hogan said, pointing out that while hospitalizations and intensive-care use are “leveling off,” cases and deaths in his state are still trending upward.

Hogan: ‘I can’t really explain’ Trump’s comments

The governor was also asked about comments made by President Donald Trump at a White House press briefing on Thursday, during which he questioned whether household disinfectants would be effective in killing the virus if injected or ingested.

“It would be interesting to check that,” Trump remarked.

Hogan noted that Maryland authorities received hundreds of calls inquiring about the feasibility of using these products in that way.