13 more Marylanders die from coronavirus as statewide total of COVID-19 cases nears 2,000

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An additional 13 Marylanders have died from the coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to at least 31 as of Wednesday morning, state officials said.

Maryland has a total of at least 1,985 confirmed COVID-19 cases–325 more than on Tuesday. At least 17,233 people have tested negative for the virus, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s Maryland COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Among the state’s COVID-19 deaths are five residents who died at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Carroll County. Pleasant View had 95 residents at the start of the outbreak, 77 of whom tested positive for the coronavirus. The other 18 tested negative.

Of the state’s total number of confirmed cases, 522 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, while 69 isolated and were eventually released.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 447 confirmed cases in Montgomery County; 403 in Prince George’s County; 289 in Baltimore County; 221 in Baltimore City; 158 in Anne Arundel County; 142 in Howard County; 96 in Carroll County; 56 in Charles County; 35 in Frederick County; 34 in Harford County; 19 in St. Mary’s County; 18 in Calvert County; 16 in Cecil County; 15 in Washington County; seven each in Queen Anne’s and Wicomico counties; four each in Caroline, Somerset and Worcester counties; three each in Garrett, Kent and Talbot counties; and one in Dorchester County, according to the MDH dashboard.

Allegany County is the only Maryland jurisdiction that has not yet reported any confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, six have been people age 9 or younger; 39 have been people ages 10-19; 252 have been people ages 20-29; 345 have been people ages 30-39; 372 have been people ages 40-49; 396 have been people ages 50-59; 309 have been people ages 60-69; 187 have been people ages 70-79; and 79 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 1,016 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 969 as male.

Nationwide, there have been at least 189,633 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 4,081 deaths and 7,136 recoveries, as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday ordered Marylanders to stay at home unless they are conducting essential trips to get food or medicine, to go to a job at an essential business, or to exercise outside while practicing social distancing by maintaining at least six feet of space between themselves and other people.

Marcus Dieterle

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