Maryland confirms 44 new coronavirus cases, bringing state total to 288

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Another 44 Marylanders have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of confirmed cases to 288. Three Marylanders have died due to the coronavirus.

Only three counties in Maryland have not reported any confirmed cases of COVID-19: Allegany, Dorchester and Kent counties.

As of 10 a.m. Monday, there have been 93 confirmed cases in Montgomery County; 47 in Prince George’s County; 35 in Baltimore County; 31 in Baltimore City; 26 in Howard County; 20 in Anne Arundel County; five each in Carroll, Charles and Harford counties; four in Wicomico County; three in Garret County; two each in Frederick, Washington, Calvert and Worcester counties; and one each in Caroline, Cecil, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s and Talbot counties, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s Maryland COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Since Friday, Caroline, Cecil, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s and Washington counties confirmed their first cases of the coronavirus.

The individuals who have died include a Prince George’s County man in his 60s, a Baltimore County man in his 60s, and a Montgomery County woman in her 40s. All of them had underlying medical conditions.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 236 have been people between the ages of 18 and 64; 49 have been people age 65 and older; and three have been people younger than 18.

Nationwide, there have been at least 35,241 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Monday, including at least 473 deaths, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

Maryland surpassed 200 total cases on Sunday, after having surpassed the 100-case mark last Thursday.

Gov. Larry Hogan on March 12 activated the Maryland National Guard in response to the coronavirus. Troops began setting up operations in Baltimore City on Friday evening.

Hogan cut emergency pay for state employees Sunday night.

Hogan will announce additional measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Maryland during a press conference at 11 a.m. on Monday. The press conference will be livestreamed on the governor’s official Facebook page, Twitter account, and YouTube channel.

Marcus Dieterle

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