Maryland surpasses 1,400 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

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An additional 63 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, bringing the state’s total number of coronavirus-related deaths to 1,401 as of Thursday, state data show.

Maryland has also recorded 102 deaths that are suspected to be connected to COVID-19, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

The majority of Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19 are 30 to 59 years old, comprising 53 percent of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state.

But Marylanders who are 60 and older account for nearly 83 percent of the state’s deaths due to COVID-19.

Nursing home residents account for about 15 percent of Maryland’s confirmed coronavirus cases and almost 57 percent of the state’s deaths due to COVID-19.

At least 29,374 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 119,226 have tested negative as of Thursday morning, state officials said. The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 1,211 cases, an increase of about 4.3 percent.

There are 24 fewer Marylanders hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Thursday, after the number of acute patients decreased by 24 people and the number of intensive care patients saw no net change, state data show.

Of the state’s total number of confirmed cases, 5,663 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, including 1,683 who are currently hospitalized, which experienced a decrease of 1.4 percent over the previous day.

Of those currently hospitalized, 1,099 are in acute care and 584 are in intensive care.

Gov. Larry Hogan has said that state officials are looking for hospitalizations and ICU admissions to plateau for at least 14 days before Maryland can “reopen.” At a press conference on Wednesday, he indicated Maryland could start its recovery plan next week, pointing to a “good trend” in the number of hospitalizations and noting intensive care admissions have been “basically flat.”

There have been 2,029 people who isolated and were eventually released.

Among nursing homes, assisted living facilities and group homes in Maryland, there have been at least 4,323 resident cases, 792 resident deaths, 1,895 staff cases and 11 staff deaths.

In state and local congregate facilities, such as correctional facilities and detention centers, there have been 267 staff cases, no staff deaths, 60 inmate cases, two inmate deaths, 56 patient cases, one patient death, and no youth cases or youth deaths.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, there have been 8,516 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 6,032 in Montgomery County; 3,662 in Baltimore County; 2,856 in Baltimore City; 2,194 in Anne Arundel County; 1,151 in Frederick County; 1,098 in Howard County; 698 in Charles County; 552 in Harford County; 541 in Wicomico County; 534 in Carroll County; 260 in Washington County; 208 in Cecil County; 193 in St. Mary’s County; 188 in Calvert County; 143 in Allegany County; 105 in Caroline County; 98 in Kent County; 96 in Worcester County; 85 in Dorchester County; 68 in Queen Anne’s County; 52 in Talbot County; 40 in Somerset County; four in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 435 have been people age 9 or younger; 898 have been people ages 10-19; 3,681 have been people ages 20-29; 5,161 have been people ages 30-39; 5,269 have been people ages 40-49; 5,161 have been people ages 50-59; 3,860 have been people ages 60-69; 2,592 have been people ages 70-79; and 2,317 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 15,472 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 13,902 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 9,892 have been black, 6,468 have been white, 5,726 have been Hispanic, 603 have been Asian, 1,032 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 5,653.

Nationwide, there have been at least 1,229,089 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 73,435 deaths and 189,910 recoveries. More than 7.7 million people in the U.S. have been tested for COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Thursday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

Marcus Dieterle

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