Maryland confirms more than 10,000 cases, 349 deaths due to COVID-19

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Maryland surpassed 10,000 confirmed coroanvirus cases and experienced its deadliest day yet in the pandemic with 47 additional deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 349 deaths on Wednesday.

The jump comes after the state recorded 27 additional deaths each on Monday and Tuesday–the largest one-day increases in fatal cases until today.

In addition to confirmed deaths, Maryland Department of Health’s Maryland COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard has also begun tracking “probable” deaths. There have been 64 probable deaths, including 50 across nine Maryland counties and 14 for which jurisdictional data is not available.

Kata D. Hall, deputy communications director for Gov. Larry Hogan, said probable deaths include instances where a deceased person’s death certificate lists COVID-19 as the cause but it has not yet been confirmed with a lab test.

The dashboard breaks down confirmed cases and confirmed and probable deaths by county, age, gender and race/ethnicity.

At least 10,032 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 45,731 have tested negative as of Wednesday morning. The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 560.

Of the state’s total number of confirmed cases, 2,231 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, while 607 isolated and were eventually released.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 2,516 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 1,933 in Montgomery County; 1,485 in Baltimore County; 1,060 in Baltimore City; 845 in Anne Arundel County; 442 in Frederick County; 424 in Howard County; 310 in Charles County; 262 in Carroll County; 152 in Harford County; 106 in Washington County; 102 in Calvert County; 99 in St. Mary’s County; 90 in Cecil County; 76 in Wicomico County; 22 each in Caroline and Worcester counties; 19 in Queen Anne’s County; 17 in Allegany County; 16 in Dorchester County; 14 in Talbot County; 11 in Kent County; five in Somerset County; and four in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 74 have been people age 9 or younger; 204 have been people ages 10-19; 1,089 have been people ages 20-29; 1,670 have been people ages 30-39; 1,808 have been people ages 40-49; 2,005 have been people ages 50-59; 1,474 have been people ages 60-69; 1,010 have been people ages 70-79; and 698 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 5,439 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 4,593 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 3,724 have been black, 2,425 have been white, 230 have been Asian, 1,075 have been Hispanic, 357 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 2,221.

Nationwide, there have been at least 609,696 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 26,059 deaths and 49,966 recoveries. More than 3.1 million people in the U.S. have been tested for COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

Marcus Dieterle

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