ANNAPOLIS, Md. (7News) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday morning that he had tested positive for COVID-19 in a rapid test.
"This morning, as part of my regular testing routine, I received a positive rapid test for COVID-19," he tweeted.
Monday night, Hogan followed up his earlier announcement, saying "I received a positive PCR test result, following the positive rapid test this morning."
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"I am experiencing some cold-like symptoms, and will continue to quarantine and work from home throughout the week," Hogan said.
A spokesman for Hogan told 7News Maryland Bureau Chief Brad Bell that the governor continues to only feel minor symptoms. He also received a monoclonal antibody treatment as a precaution.
Hogan is vaccinated and boosted and said Monday he was "feeling fine at the moment." He also urged residents to "get vaccinated or get your booster shot as soon as possible" as the Omicron variant spreads throughout the U.S.
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On Sunday, Hogan told “Fox News Sunday” that he is “not considering any lockdowns at all” despite a rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the county.
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According to the Maryland Dept. of Health, 4,223,728 Marylanders are fully vaccinated against the virus.
Hogan's spokesperson said Monday morning the governor was waiting for the PCR result and didn't have a fever but "sniffles."