Elected officials from Prince George’s County sent a letter to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Sunday saying his office has not adequately responded to requests for equipment and staffing to combat the coronavirus, according to The Washington Post.
In the letter, state Sen. Joanne Benson and Del. Erek Barron, both Democrats representing the hard-hit county, said the governor’s office has specifically not met requests for personal protective equipment for hospital workers, testing kits and hospital beds, according to the report.
Prince George’s has recorded 11,316 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the most in the state and 29% of all cases recorded in Maryland, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The county has also recorded 429 coronavirus-related deaths, accounting for 21.5% of all the deaths in the state.
County Executive Angela Alsobrooks on Thursday extended the county’s stay-at-home order until June 1 as Hogan reopened other parts of the state’s economy on…Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.