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 recorded an additional 2,353 confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, the second largest daily number of new cases after the state recorded 2,910 cases on Thursday, state data show.

On Nov. 14, Maryland reported 2,321 new cases–the first time the state had reported more than 2,000 cases in one day. Since then, Maryland has recorded more than 2,000 cases per day for five of the past seven days.

At least 177,086 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 2,008,345 have tested negative as of Friday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

The state’s coronavirus caseload increased by about 1.35% on Friday.

The new coronavirus-related restrictions on restaurants, stadiums and other places that Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Tuesday will go into effect at 5 p.m. today.

Maryland has completed 4,039,322 coronavirus tests to date, with 41,252 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

An average of 7.17% of the state’s coronavirus tests over the last seven days came back positive.

The seven-day average rate of positive tests yesterday was 7.43% for Marylanders younger than 35 and 7.01% for Marylanders older than 35.

Of the state’s total number of confirmed cases, 19,282 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, including 1,207 who are currently hospitalized.

Of those currently hospitalized, 946 are in acute care and 261 are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients climbed by 14 while the number of intensive care patients rose by one, marking a net increase of 15 more people hospitalized with coronavirus compared to Thursday.

Maryland reported 25 additional deaths on Friday, bringing the total number of fatal cases in the state to 4,245. There are also 153 people whose deaths are suspected to be related to COVID-19.

As of 10 a.m. Friday, there have been 38,053 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 30,580 in Montgomery County; 26,088 in Baltimore County; 22,010 in Baltimore City; 15,103 in Anne Arundel County; 7,201 in Howard County; 5,943 in Frederick County; 5,184 in Harford County; 3,938 in Charles County; 3,409 in Washington County; 3,071 in Wicomico County; 2,930 in Carroll County; 2,115 in Allegany County; 1,851 in St. Mary’s County; 1,795 in Cecil County; 1,439 in Calvert County; 1,403 in Worcester County; 990 in Queen Anne’s County; 932 in Dorchester County; 844 in Caroline County; 733 in Talbot County; 636 in Somerset County; 447 in Garrett County; and 391 in Kent County, according to the dashboard.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 7,184 are people age 9 or younger; 15,718 are people ages 10-19; 33,762 are people ages 20-29; 31,807 are people ages 30-39; 27,991 are people ages 40-49; 26,040 are people ages 50-59; 17,286 are people ages 60-69; 9,946 are people ages 70-79; and 7,352 are people age 80 or older.

The state has identified 93,178 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 83,908 as male.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 53,367 are Black, 35,273 are Hispanic, 51,076 are white, 3,439 are Asian, 8,184 are another race, and data is not available for the remaining 25,747.

Nationwide, there have been at least 11,740,229 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 252,838 deaths and 4,410,709 recoveries. The U.S. has conducted more than 173.7 million coronavirus tests to date as of 10 a.m. Friday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

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Marcus Dieterle

Marcus Dieterle is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He returned to Baltimore in 2020 after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Md. He can be reached at