Gov. Larry Hogan has declared a statewide “moment of prayer and reflection” at noon today to honor the people who have died from COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, as well as the medical workers and first responders tackling the ongoing outbreak.
In a proclamation signed by the governor, the moment of silence is “to reflect in unity and prayer for the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic and for those risking their lives to care and provide for others.”
“Maryland unites in solemn respect and gratitude to pay homage to those who so courageously continue to do all that is within their power to heal and support our nation during this pandemic,” the proclamation reads.
As of Sunday morning, at least 67 people have died from the disease in Maryland and at least 3,609 cases of the virus have been confirmed, according to state officials.