Maryland confirms more than 2,700 cases, 42 deaths due to COVID-19

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This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

At least 2,758 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 20,932 have tested negative as of Friday morning, state officials said. The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 427.

A total of 42 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with six additional deaths since Thursday, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s Maryland COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Of the state’s total number of confirmed cases, 664 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, while 159 isolated and were eventually released.

As of 10 a.m. Friday, there have been 566 confirmed cases in Montgomery County; 563 in Prince George’s County; 427 in Baltimore County; 313 in Baltimore City; 249 in Anne Arundel County; 166 in Howard County; 129 in Carroll County; 90 in Charles County; 54 in Frederick County; 41 in Harford County; 30 each in Calvert and St. Mary’s counties; 27 in Washington County; 25 in Cecil County; 12 in Queen Anne’s County; seven in Wicomico County; five each in Kent, Talbot and Worcester counties; four each in Caroline and Somerset counties; three in Garrett County; two in Allegany County; and one in Dorchester County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, nine have been people age 9 or younger; 55 have been people ages 10-19; 335 have been people ages 20-29; 485 have been people ages 30-39; 509 have been people ages 40-49; 552 have been people ages 50-59; 423 have been people ages 60-69; 266 have been people ages 70-79; and 124 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 1,435 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 1,323 as male.

The dashboard now includes a chart showing the increase of total cases over time–and that the rate of cases in the state is growing more rapidly.

For example, a week ago, the total number of confirmed cases in Maryland grew from 580 on last Thursday morning to 774 on last Friday morning–an increase of 194 cases. The state’s total grew from 2,331 yesterday morning to 2,758 this morning–an increase of 427 cases.

The dashboard also indicates which counties have confirmed deaths due to the coronavirus. So far, 12 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions have experienced at least one death due to COVID-19.

Nationwide, there have been at least 245,601 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 6,068 deaths and 9,228 recoveries, as of 10 a.m. Friday, 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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