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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Tests Positive for COVID-19

"As the Omicron variant becomes dominant, I want to urge you to get vaccinated or get your booster shot as soon as possible"

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tested positive for COVID-19, he said Monday morning. 

“This morning, as part of my regular testing routine, I received a positive rapid test for COVID-19. I have been vaccinated and boosted, and I am feeling fine at the moment,” he wrote on Twitter. 

The governor released a statement Monday evening saying a PCR test also came back positive and he has "cold-like symptoms." He will continue quarantining and working from home this week, the statement said.

Hogan, a cancer survivor, was vaccinated and had a booster shot. He urged others to get vaccinated and boosted, which has been proven to reduce the risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death.

The D.C. area is seeing an uptick in COVID cases, as the omicron variant and previous variants of the virus spread. Speaking on Fox News on Sunday, Hogan cited a 150% rise in COVID hospitalizations in Maryland over the past two weeks.

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and his wife, Pamela, tested positive for COVID in September 2020. He had no symptoms, and Pamela Northam had mild symptoms, the governor’s office said.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser also was touched by COVID-19. In February, she lost her only sister and oldest sibling, Mercia Bowser, to the virus

Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story. 

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