Maryland confirmed COVID-19 cases jump by 962, surpassing 15,700

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Maryland’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 962, an increase of 6.5 percent, bringing the total number of cases in the state to at least 15,737.

According to state figures, 64,363 have tested negative as of Thursday morning.

A total of 680 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 49 additional deaths since Wednesday. There are also 68 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s Maryland COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Of the state’s total number of confirmed cases, 3,477 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, including 1,405 who are currently hospitalized.

Of those currently hospitalized, 890 are in acute care and 515 are in intensive care.

There have been 1,040 people who isolated and were eventually released.

The 21215 ZIP code, which includes parts of Northwest Baltimore and Baltimore County, is now the area with the second largest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases: 293 cases as of Thursday.

The 20783 ZIP code in Prince George’s County has become the largest COVID-19 hot spot with 309 confirmed cases–the only ZIP code in Maryland with more than 300 cases.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, there have been 4,141 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 3,060 in Montgomery County; 2,132 in Baltimore County; 1,672 in Baltimore City; 1,294 in Anne Arundel County; 690 in Frederick County; 618 in Howard County; 442 in Charles County; 355 in Carroll County; 280 in Harford County; 203 in Wicomico County; 140 in Cecil County; 139 in Washington County; 121 in Calvert County; 115 in St. Mary’s County; 77 in Allegany County; 64 in Kent County; 50 in Caroline County; 39 in Worcester County; 33 in Queen Anne’s County; 31 in Dorchester County; 25 in Talbot County; 12 in Somerset County; four in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 152 have been people age 9 or younger; 369 have been people ages 10-19; 1,708 have been people ages 20-29; 2,604 have been people ages 30-39; 2,786 have been people ages 40-49; 2,960 have been people ages 50-59; 2,269 have been people ages 60-69; 1,593 have been people ages 70-79; and 1,296 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 8,447 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 7,290 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 5,800 have been black, 3,662 have been white, 2,130 have been Hispanic, 332 have been Asian, 588 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 3,235.

Nationwide, there have been at least 842,624 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 46,785 deaths and 76,614 recoveries. More than 4.4 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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