Maryland confirms more than 2,300 cases, 36 deaths due to COVID-19

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

At least 2,331 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 18,890 have tested negative as of Thursday morning, state officials said. The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 346.

A total of 36 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with five additional deaths since Wednesday, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s Maryland COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

All 24 jurisdictions in Maryland now have at least one confirmed case of COVID-19.

Of the state’s total number of confirmed cases, 582 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, while 81 isolated and were eventually released.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, there have been 498 confirmed cases in Montgomery County; 473 in Prince George’s County; 353 in Baltimore County; 265 in Baltimore City; 206 in Anne Arundel County; 152 in Howard County; 105 in Carroll County; 69 in Charles County; 45 in Frederick County; 37 in Harford County; 27 in St. Mary’s County; 22 in Calvert County; 20 in Cecil County; 17 in Washington County; eight in Queen Anne’s County; seven in Wicomico County; five each in Kent and Worcester counties; four each in Caroline, Somerset and Talbot counties; three in Garrett County; and one each in Allegany and Dorchester counties, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, nine have been people age 9 or younger; 46 have been people ages 10-19; 286 have been people ages 20-29; 410 have been people ages 30-39; 437 have been people ages 40-49; 471 have been people ages 50-59; 357 have been people ages 60-69; 217 have been people ages 70-79; and 98 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 1,194 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 1,137 as male.

Nationwide, there have been at least 216,722 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 5,137 deaths and 8,672 recoveries, as of 10 a.m. Thursday, 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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