WASHINGTON

The U.S. state of Maryland confirmed its first three cases of the novel coronavirus Thursday.

“The state’s Public Health Laboratory in Baltimore has confirmed the first three positive cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland,” Gov. Larry Hogan said on Twitter.

“The patients, who contracted the virus while traveling overseas, are in good condition.”

They include a married couple in their 70s and an individual in their 50s who were overseas on the same trip. They are all Montgomery County residents.

During a press conference, the governor declared a state of emergency in Maryland and encouraged Marylanders not to panic

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