An additional 42 Marylanders have tested positive for the new coronavirus, including two more children, bringing the state’s total number of confirmed cases to 149 as of 10 a.m. Friday.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Maryland rose by 39 percent from Thursday to Friday.
There have been 51 confirmed cases in Montgomery County; 31 in Prince George’s County; 18 in Howard County; 13 in Baltimore County; 11 in Baltimore City; nine in Anne Arundel County; five in Harford County; four in Carroll County; two in Charles County; and one each in Calvert, Frederick, Talbot and Wicomico counties, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s Maryland COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.
Wicomico County recorded its first confirmed case of the coronavirus.
Nationwide, there have been at least 14,250 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Friday, jumping by nearly 5,000 since this time Thursday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.
The number of coronavirus cases in the United States grew by 51 percent from Thursday to Friday. Included in that national total are at least 205 deaths and 121 recoveries.
Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 111 have been people between the ages of 18 and 64, 35 have been people age 65 and older, and three have been people younger than 18.
The total number of Marylanders who have tested positive for the new coronavirus surpassed 100 on Thursday.
A 5-year-old Howard County girl became the first child to test positive for COVID-19 in Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday morning.
Since then, two additional people under the age of 18 have tested positive for the virus, as of Friday morning.
None of the three Maryland children who have tested positive for the virus are hospitalized at this time, Hogan spokersperson Mike Ricci said on Twitter.
Hogan also announced Wednesday night that a Prince George’s County man in his 60s, who suffered from an underlying medical condition, became the first Marylander to die from the coronavirus.
That individual remains the only Maryland coronavirus death, as of Friday morning.
Hogan on Thursday prohibited gatherings of more than 10 people, heightening a previous executive order that had set the maximum at 50.
The governor has ordered bars, restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, enclosed malls and entertainment venues to close during the pandemic. Eateries are still allowed to offer carryout or delivery food. Restaurants, breweries, distilleries, wineries and bars are allowed to deliver alcohol or sell it to-go, under executive orders from Hogan.
Also on Thursday, Hogan urged people to avoid using MTA buses, MARC trains, subways and other forms of public transit unless they are “essential workers.”