A second Maryland resident has tested negative for the new coronavirus.

Two Maryland residents have been tested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the coronavirus, now called Covid-19 by the World Health Organization. 

Both were negative for the disease, according to the Maryland Department of Health. As of Tuesday, no Maryland residents were being tested for the disease. 

The CDC has tested 330 people for the coronavirus, with 13 positive results. Another 68 other tests are pending, according to the CDC. 

Globally, there are 43,141 confirmed cases of the Covid-19, with 1,108 deaths, according to data provided by Dr. Randall Culpepper, Frederick County deputy health officer. 

The Frederick County Health Department continues to monitor the disease, he said in an email.

"It’s important to continue emphasizing that the bulk of this disease remains in the epicenter in China and to keep this outbreak in perspective compared to the current seasonal influenza we're experiencing nationwide and in Maryland where we’ve had over 24,000 positive rapid flu tests, 2000 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths attributed to influenza," Culpepper said in an email. 

Follow Heather Mongilio on Twitter: @HMongilio.

Heather Mongilio is the health and Fort Detrick reporter for the Frederick News-Post. She can be reached at hmongilio@newspost.com.

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