Maryland confirms 194 new COVID-19 cases, including fifth death, as state total climbs to at least 774

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Maryland has a total of at least 774 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Friday morning after 194 additional Marylanders tested positive. Five Marylanders have died from COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the United States has passed China and Italy to become the country with the greatest total number of confirmed coronavirus cases–86,012–according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

“Over the last three days, the number of COVID-19 cases in Maryland has more than doubled. Cases in the National Capital Region have more than quadrupled over the last week alone,” Gov. Larry Hogan said in a statement. “There is no timetable and no model that can tell us exactly how long this will last or how bad this is going to get.”

But Hogan remained confident that Maryland will weather this public health crisis as the state “has already faced and overcome daunting challenges before.”

Maryland received a Major Disaster Declaration on Thursday from the federal government, which Hogan said “will drive more resources to our coordinated response.”

Maryland’s confirmed cases increased by 33 percent from Thursday to Friday.

As of 10 a.m. Friday, there have been 208 confirmed cases in Montgomery County; 148 in Prince George’s County; 103 in Baltimore County; 88 in Baltimore City; 63 in Anne Arundel County; 62 in Howard County; 18 in Harford County; 17 in Charles County; 15 in Frederick County; nine each in Calvert, Carroll and Cecil counties; five each in Washington and Wicomico counties; four in St. Mary’s County; three in Garrett County; two each in Kent and Worcester counties; and one each in Caroline, Queen Anne’s, Somerset and Talbot counties, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s Maryland COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Allegany and Dorchester counties remain the only two jurisdictions in Maryland that have not yet reported any confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Of the state’s total, 173 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, while 25 isolated and were eventually released.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, four have been people ages 9 or younger; 11 have been people ages 10-19; 107 have been people ages 20-29; 136 have been people ages 30-39; 161 have been people ages 40-49; 110 have been people ages 60-69; 75 have been people ages 70-79; and 21 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 382 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 392 as male.

Among the United States’ more than 86,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, there have been at least 1,201 deaths and 753 recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins dashboard.

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced Thursday that two EMS providers with the Baltimore City Fire Department and one Baltimore police officer in the Eastern District tested positive for COVID-19.

Baltimore City on Thursday launched a new website containing resources to help people navigate the pandemic. That website can be accessed at

Marcus Dieterle

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