Maryland surpasses 20,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, approaches 1,000 confirmed deaths

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Maryland is approaching 1,000 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 after the state recorded 71 additional fatalities on Tuesday, according to state data.

A total of 929 Marylanders have died from COVID-19. There are also 87 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s Maryland COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

At least 20,113 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 87,672 have tested negative as of Tuesday morning, state officials said. The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 626, an increase of 3.2 percent.

Of the state’s total number of confirmed cases, 4,268 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, including 1,528 who are currently hospitalized.

Of those currently hospitalized, 977 are in acute care and 551 are in intensive care.

There have been 1,295 people who isolated and were eventually released.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 5,496 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 4,003 in Montgomery County; 2,631 in Baltimore County; 1,977 in Baltimore City; 1,571 in Anne Arundel County; 870 in Frederick County; 802 in Howard County; 539 in Charles County; 416 in Carroll County; 358 in Harford County; 340 in Wicomico County; 187 in Washington County; 163 in Cecil County; 145 in St. Mary’s County; 139 in Calvert County; 115 in Allegany County; 73 in Kent County; 69 in Caroline County; 55 in Queen Anne’s County; 54 in Worcester County; 52 in Dorchester County; 34 in Talbot County; 20 in Somerset County; four in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 246 have been people age 9 or younger; 512 have been people ages 10-19; 2,293 have been people ages 20-29; 3,367 have been people ages 30-39; 3,555 have been people ages 40-49; 3,675 have been people ages 50-59; 2,835 have been people ages 60-69; 1,973 have been people ages 70-79; and 1,657 have been people age 80 or older.

Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday directed the Maryland Department of Health to release data related to cases and fatalities at nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other places of congregate living. As of Tuesday, that data is not yet available on the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.

People age 60 or older make up nearly one-third of the state’s confirmed COVID-19 cases and almost 80 percent of confirmed deaths.

Maryland has identified 10,750 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 9,363 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 7,432 have been black, 4,708 have been white, 3,309 have been Hispanic, 424 have been Asian, 721 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 3,519.

Nationwide, there have been at least 988,490 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 56,256 deaths and 111,583 recoveries. More than 5.5 million people in the U.S. have been tested for COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

Marcus Dieterle

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