Maryland is opening 10 new hospital testing sites for COVID-19.
Governor Larry Hogan announced the site locations while touring a new state-run testing site at the University of Maryland Laurel Medical Center.
The nine additional sites will open late next week to meet the growing demand for testing and divert people from emergency rooms just to get tested.
The new sites will be open daily for walk-ins.
The other sites include UM Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, UM Capital Region Medical Center in Largo, Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Meritus Health in Hagerstown, and Frederick Health in Frederick. They also include Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, and Northwest Hospital in Randallstown.
These sites are in addition to the hospital trial sites that opened last week at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health in Bel Air and at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.
Hogan also announced a federally supported surge test site at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore.
The governor also Maryland is on track to receive another 500,000 rapid tests in the next week.