Prince George’s County man becomes fourth coronavirus death in Maryland

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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.

A Prince George’s County man in his 60s became the fourth Marylander to die from the new coronavirus, state health officials announced Tuesday afternoon.

Previously, Maryland confirmed three other deaths from COVID-19, including a separate Prince George’s County man in his 60s, a Baltimore County man in his 60s, and a Montgomery County woman in her 40s.

All four Marylanders who have died from COVID-19 so far had underlying medical conditions.

The announcement came just a few hours after Maryland surpassed 300 total cases of the coronavirus.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the state had confirmed a total of at least 349 COVID-19 cases, including 61 new cases since that time Monday, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s Maryland COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Of Maryland’s 349 confirmed cases, 283 have been people between the ages of 18 and 64; 62 have been people age 65 and older; and four have been people younger than 18.

Nationwide, there have been at least 51,542 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, including at least 674 deaths, as of 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

The United States ranks third behind China and Italy for total number of coronavirus cases, according to the Johns Hopkins dashboard.

Marcus Dieterle


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