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Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasaeonr

Emily Sullivan

As more cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, have been confirmed in Maryland, state and local leaders are asking the public to take precautions to avoid spreading the disease.

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and his team of school, health, and public safety officers met with reporters Thursday morning to discuss the first known case of the novel coronavirus in Baltimore County. 

"The individual is in his 60s and worked at the recent AIPAC (America Israel Public Affairs Committee) conference in Washington DC. He is not hospitalized," Olzewski said.