Maryland sees highest one-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases

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Maryland recorded its highest one-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 infections to date, with 1,784 new cases.state data show.

Before today, the largest number of cases reported in a single day in Maryland was 1,730 on May 1.

Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations and intensive care patients in Maryland continues to decrease.

At least 41,546 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 167,112 have tested negative as of Tuesday morning, state officials said. The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases increased by about 4.5 percent.

The new positive cases represent about 25 percent of the new test results reported today. To date, about 20 percent of the tests taken have come back positive.

A total of 1,963 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 60 additional deaths since Monday. There are also 118 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Of the state’s total number of confirmed cases, 7,199 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, including 1,421 who are currently hospitalized, of whom 884 are in acute care and 537 are in intensive care.

Both COVID-19 hospitalizations and intensive care patients in Maryland have been declining for three consecutive days.

Before lifting Maryland’s stay-at-home order on Friday, Gov. Larry Hogan had said that state officials were monitoring the number of hospitalizations and intensive patients to see a 14-day plateau or decline before the state was able to begin the first stage of its recovery plan.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 12,240 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 8,950 in Montgomery County; 4,920 in Baltimore County; 4,002 in Baltimore City; 2,981 in Anne Arundel County; 1,491 in Frederick County; 1,465 in Howard County; 895 in Charles County; 839 in Wicomico County; 712 in Carroll County; 709 in Harford County; 352 in Washington County; 338 in St. Mary’s County; 323 in Cecil County; 255 in Calvert County; 208 in Caroline County; 166 in Allegany County; 164 in Worcester County; 144 in Kent County; 133 in Queen Anne’s County; 122 in Dorchester County; 68 in Talbot County; 62 in Somerset County; and seven in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 837 have been people age 9 or younger; 1,602 have been people ages 10-19; 5,520 have been people ages 20-29; 7,617 have been people ages 30-39; 7,495 have been people ages 40-49; 6,964 have been people ages 50-59; 5,050 have been people ages 60-69; 3,351 have been people ages 70-79; and 3,110 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 21,686 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 19,860 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 12,454 have been black, 8,365 have been white, 9,525 have been Hispanic, 787 have been Asian, 2,007 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 8,408.

Nationwide, there have been at least 1,509,202 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 90,373 deaths and 283,178 recoveries. More than 11.8 million people in the U.S. have been tested for COVID-19 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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