UPDATE @ 9:45 am.- The Governor’s Office has changed the time to 3 pm today.
Annapolis, MD- Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will speak to Marylanders at 3 pm, on December 8, 2020, to give an update on how Maryland is handling the Winter COVID surge, and also to update on the Maryland COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.
Maryland has already submitted its vaccination plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The plan is to distribute in two phases: Phase 1 would focus on priority groups to receive the vaccination, and Phase 2 would have wide-scale vaccines available for the general population.
This update comes during the longest streak of new cases over 1,000 per day, 34 consecutive days. Maryland set a single-day record for new cases on December 4, 2020, with 3,792. As of Monday, December 7, 2020, 1,561 Marylanders were hospitalized with COVID-19, and 388 were in intensive care units.
At 6.31 a.m. local time(Britain) Tuesday, 334 days after the first reported Covid-19 death in China, Margaret Keenan, 90, became the first person in the world to receive a clinically approved vaccine. Various US Government Agencies report that the initial doses could roll out to select US Cities as early as Friday, December 11, 2020.