Maryland surpasses 2,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

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More than 2,000 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with the state reporting 41 additional deaths since Tuesday.

About 57 percent of Maryland’s confirmed coronavirus-related deaths to date occurred in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and group homes.

Of the 1,135 people at those facilities who have died so far, 140 of those deaths occurred in the past week.

In addition to the 2,004 Marylanders who are confirmed to have died from COVID-19 to date, there are also 119 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

At least 42,323 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 173,007 have tested negative as of Wednesday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 777, an increase of about 1.9 percent.

Among nursing homes, assisted living facilities and group homes in Maryland, there have been at least 5,847 resident cases, 1,123 resident deaths, 2,474 staff cases and 12 staff deaths.

In the past week, at least 518 additional residents and 265 additional staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, and at least 139 more residents and one more staff member have died from coronavirus, according to the dashboard’s congregate living section, which is updated every Wednesday.

In state and local congregate facilities, such as prisons, detention centers, psychiatric hospitals and veterans homes, there are 413 staff cases, no staff deaths, 102 inmate cases, six inmate deaths, 177 patient cases, 11 patient death, and no youth cases or youth deaths.

In the past week, an additional 78 staff members, 22 inmates and 99 patients have tested positive for COVID-19. At least one more inmate and 10 more patients have died from coronavirus during that time.

Of the state’s total number of confirmed cases, 7,393 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, including 1,410 who are currently hospitalized.

The number of current coronavirus-related hospitalizations has decrease for four consecutive days. On Saturday, 1,500 Marylanders were hospitalized due to COVID-19. That decreased to 1,460 on Sunday, 1,447 on Monday, 1,421 on Tuesday, and 1,410 on Wednesday.

Of those currently hospitalized, 871 are in acute care and 539 are in intensive care.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 12,446 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 9,052 in Montgomery County; 5,025 in Baltimore County; 4,152 in Baltimore City; 3,033 in Anne Arundel County; 1,533 in Frederick County; 1,494 in Howard County; 921 in Charles County; 848 in Wicomico County; 721 in Harford County; 720 in Carroll County; 364 in Washington County; 340 in St. Mary’s County; 328 in Cecil County; 259 in Calvert County; 210 in Caroline County; 169 in Worcester County; 166 in Allegany County; 145 in Kent County; 135 in Queen Anne’s County; 122 in Dorchester County; 69 in Talbot County; 64 in Somerset County; and seven in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 887 have been people age 9 or younger; 1,660 have been people ages 10-19; 5,623 have been people ages 20-29; 7,777 have been people ages 30-39; 7,640 have been people ages 40-49; 7,066 have been people ages 50-59; 5,134 have been people ages 60-69; 3,388 have been people ages 70-79; and 3,148 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 22,098 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 20,225 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 12,919 have been black, 8,566 have been white, 10,153 have been Hispanic, 823 have been Asian, 2,106 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 7,756.

Nationwide, there have been at least 1,529,785 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 91,983 deaths and 289,392 recoveries. More than 12.2 million people in the U.S. have been tested for COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

Marcus Dieterle

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