Maryland confirms more than 4,300 cases, 103 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 4,371 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 27,256 have tested negative as of Tuesday morning, state officials said. The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 326.

A total of 103 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 12 additional deaths since Monday, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s Maryland COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Of the state’s total number of confirmed cases, 1,106 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, while 288 isolated and were eventually released.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 1,020 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 871 in Montgomery County; 652 in Baltimore County; 459 in Baltimore City; 370 in Anne Arundel County; 236 in Howard County; 159 in Carroll County; 151 in Frederick County; 136 in Charles County; 59 in Harford County; 46 in St. Mary’s County; 44 in Washington County; 41 in Calvert and Cecil counties; 17 in Wicomico County; 15 in Queen Anne’s County; 11 in Caroline County; 10 Worcester County; eight each in Kent and Talbot counties; seven in Allegany County; four in Somerset County; and three each in Dorchester and Garrett counties, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 21 have been people age 9 or younger; 82 have been people ages 10-19; 505 have been people ages 20-29; 773 have been people ages 30-39; 795 have been people ages 40-49; 891 have been people ages 50-59; 643 have been people ages 60-69; 445 have been people ages 70-79; and 216 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 2,329 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 2,042 as male.

On Monday, Del. Nick Mosby and 80 of his fellow members of the Maryland House of Delegates urged Gov. Larry Hogan to instruct the Maryland Department of Health to release a racial breakdown of the state’s coronavirus cases.

Mosby said racial health disparities and discrimination can lead to issues with “access to care, implicit bias, and other barriers to diagnosis and treatment.” He said releasing COVID-19 data by race would provide “a complete picture of the impact this deadly virus is having on Marylanders.”

The Washington D.C. government on Monday began releasing a racial breakdown of the city’s coronavirus data, revealing that black residents comprised a disproportionately larger percentage of D.C.’s COVID-19 deaths.

Nationwide, there have been at least 368,449 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 10,993 deaths and 19,972 recoveries, as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

Marcus Dieterle

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