Maryland surpasses 11,500 confirmed coronavirus cases

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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.

At least 11,572 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 50,437 have tested negative as of Friday morning, state officials said. The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 788, a 7.3 percent increase.

A total of 425 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 33 additional deaths since Thursday. There have also been 69 probable deaths related to COVID-19, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s Maryland COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Of the state’s total number of confirmed cases, 2,612 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, while 736 isolated and were eventually released.

The 21215 ZIP code, containing parts of Northwest Baltimore City and Baltimore County, still has the largest number of confirmed cases in the state: 238 as of Friday.

West Baltimore and nearby portions of Baltimore and Howard counties are also seeing a growing number of cases. ZIP codes 21207, which includes the Forest Park in the city and Woodlawn in Baltimore County, and 21229, which includes neighborhoods such as Edmondson and Tremont, have 92 and 88 confirmed cases, respectively.

ZIP code 21133, which includes Randallstown, has 144 confirmed cases–the second highest number of cases in the immediate Baltimore area after the 21215 ZIP code.

As of 10 a.m. Friday, there have been 2,966 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 2,280 in Montgomery County; 1,569 in Baltimore County; 1,273 in Baltimore City; 966 in Anne Arundel County; 525 in Frederick County; 475 in Howard County; 337 in Charles County; 288 in Carroll County; 176 in Harford County; 127 in Cecil County; 116 in Washington County; 109 in Calvert County; 103 in Wicomico County; 100 in St. Mary’s County; 28 each in Caroline and Worcester counties; 26 in Allegany County; 20 in Dorchester County; 19 in Queen Anne’s County; 14 each in Kent and Talbot counties; nine in Somerset County; and four in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 86 have been people age 9 or younger; 242 have been people ages 10-19; 1,227 have been people ages 20-29; 1,882 have been people ages 30-39; 2,088 have been people ages 40-49; 2,287 have been people ages 50-59; 1,710 have been people ages 60-69; 1,171 have been people ages 70-79; and 879 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 6,249 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 5,323 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 4,301 have been black, 2,681 have been white, 1,357 have been Hispanic, 252 have been Asian, 429 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 2,552.

Nationwide, there have been at least 671,425 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 33,286 deaths and 56,236 recoveries. More than 3.4 million people in the U.S. have been tested for COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Friday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

Marcus Dieterle


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