Maryland surpasses 13,600 confirmed coronavirus cases

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This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

At least 13,684 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 57,713 have tested negative as of Monday morning, according to state data. The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 854, an increase of about 6.7 percent.

A total of 516 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 30 additional deaths since Sunday. There have also been 66 probable deaths, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s Maryland COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Of the state’s total number of confirmed cases, 2,886 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, while 917 isolated and were eventually released.

The 21215 ZIP code, containing parts of Northwest Baltimore City and Baltimore County, remains the area with the largest number of confirmed cases in Maryland: 269 as of Monday.

A collection of ZIP codes in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties are not far behind, each with totals greater than 200 confirmed cases.

As of 10 a.m. Monday, there have been 3,583 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 2,647 in Montgomery County; 1,875 in Baltimore County; 1,511 in Baltimore City; 1,098 in Anne Arundel County; 616 in Frederick County; 538 in Howard County; 392 in Charles County; 335 in Carroll County; 226 in Harford County; 166 in Wicomico County; 134 in Cecil County; 123 in Washington County; 114 in Calvert County; 107 in St. Mary’s County; 39 in Caroline County, 34 in Worcester County; 32 in Allegany County; 28 in Kent County; 26 in Queen Anne’s County; 23 in Dorchester County; 22 in Talbot County; 11 in Somerset County; and four in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 108 have been people age 9 or younger; 300 have been people ages 10-19; 1,488 have been people ages 20-29; 2,245 have been people ages 30-39; 2,442 have been people ages 40-49; 2,632 have been people ages 50-59; 2,015 have been people ages 60-69; 1,385 have been people ages 70-79; and 1,069 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 7,374 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 6,310 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 5,064 have been black, 3,156 have been white, 1,744 have been Hispanic, 284 have been Asian, 519 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 2,917.

Nationwide, there have been at least 2,420,439 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 166,205 deaths and 635,476 recoveries. More than 3.8 million people in the U.S. have been tested for COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Monday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

Marcus Dieterle

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