Prince George’s County man is the first person to die of coronavirus in Maryland

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the state’s first confirmed death from the coronavirus in a news release Wednesday night.

A Prince George’s County man in his 60s with an underlying medical condition died after contracting the virus, according to the release.

“I ask all Marylanders to join me in praying for his family and loved ones during this difficult time,” Hogan said in the release. “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.”

Hogan will hold a press conference Thursday at 10 a.m. to “provide further updates and announce additional actions,” the release read.

As of Wednesday morning, there were 85 cases of coronavirus in the state, with 28 of those first being reported that day. As of Wednesday night, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the University of Maryland community.

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