Maryland coronavirus total surpasses 300 with 61 additional cases Tuesday

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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.

Maryland surpassed 300 coronavirus cases on Tuesday after 61 more Marylanders tested positive, bringing the statewide total to at least 349.

Montgomery County surpassed 100 coronavirus cases with a total of at least 107 confirmed cases as of Tuesday morning.

Only three of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions have yet to report any confirmed cases of COVID-19: Allegany, Dorchester and Kent counties.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 107 confirmed cases in Montgomery County; 63 in Prince George’s County; 42 in Baltimore County; 41 in Baltimore City; 30 in Howard County; 24 in Anne Arundel County; five each in Carroll, Charles and Harford counties; four each in Frederick and Wicomico counties; three each in Calvert, Cecil and Garret counties; two each in St. Mary’s, Washington and Worcester counties; and one each in Caroline, Queen Anne’s, Somerset and Talbot counties, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s Maryland COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

There have been no new deaths due to the coronavirus reported as of Tuesday. To date, three Marylanders have died from COVID-19, including a Prince George’s County man in his 60s, a Baltimore County man in his 60s, and a Montgomery County woman in her 40s. All three individuals had underlying medical conditions.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 283 have been people between the ages of 18 and 64; 62 have been people age 65 and older; and four have been people younger than 18.

Nationwide, there have been at least 46,485 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, including at least 593 deaths, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

The United States ranks third behind China and Italy for total number of coronavirus cases, according to the Johns Hopkins dashboard.

Maryland surpassed 200 total cases on Sunday, after having surpassed the 100-case mark last Thursday.

On Monday, Gov. Larry Hogan closed all non-essential businesses in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Sectors that are allowed to remain open include healthcare, grocery stores, liquor stores, agriculture, energy, public works, community government, public safety, transportation, manufacturing and banks.

Hogan emphasized that Maryland is not under a “shelter in place” order at this time, although he urged Marylanders to stay home unless it is absolutely necessary to leave, in which case they should practice social distancing by putting at least six feet between themselves and other people.

In addition to increasing the number of beds at hospitals and healthcare facilities, the state will also create a field hospital at the Baltimore Convention Center and provide alternate care at the Hilton hotel across the street.

The Maryland National Guard arrived in Baltimore on Friday to assist with the coronavirus response in the city.

Marcus Dieterle


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