***The Maryland Department of Health has information that is not current with what Calvert County Health Department officials are reporting. At this time, Calvert County is reporting 173 cases.***
LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — As of Monday morning at roughly 10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Health(MDH) is confirming a total of 26,408 cases of the novel coronavirus(COVID-19) across the state of Maryland, while there are going to be more results that are presumably still waiting to be confirmed.
This new total means there are at least 946 newly confirmed cases in the past 24 hours.
Of the confirmed cases, over 1,649 people are currently hospitalized, which is up 14 compared to what was recorded in the past day.
1,695 previously infected people have been released from their isolation according to MDH, 29 of which have been recorded in the past day.
34 people in the state have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s death toll unfortunately up to 1,216. As of April 29, MDH is reporting data from nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes with 10 or more occupants. With this newly released data today, so far 525 people living under these specified conditions have died from presumable COVID-19 cases, as well as eight staff members.
Negative test results also grew, with at least 3,255 negative confirmations in the past day, bring that total to 110,587.
At this time, there are at least 992 officially confirmed cases in the Southern Maryland region. Charles County saw their previously confirmed total of 637 cases rise to 651. In Calvert County, cases are now being counted on a rolling basis, which brings their total to 173, up eight from yesterday.
St. Mary’s County also counts cases on a rolling basis now, and records from the county show a total of 168 cases as of 10:30 a.m. Additionally, St. Mary’s is now reporting it’s seventh death in the county.
A majority of the positive cases across the state are still found in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County. PG County still has the most cases of any county in the state, with an overnight increase of at least 256 cases bringing the total to 7,598.
Since yesterday, Montgomery County saw an increase of at least 234 newly recorded cases, bringing their total to at least 5,384.
Anne Arundel County has also confirmed 59 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing their official total to 2,018.
On May 3, the total number of confirmed cases by the Maryland Department of Health was at least 25,462. As of May 4, that recorded number is at least 26,410, showing over a 3.6% increase across the state in the past 24 hours.
The Maryland Department of Health is confirming the following demographic breakdown of the cases, showing that the largest group to be impacted is adults under 65 years of age:
This is an ongoing story that we will update with any new information regarding officially confirmed cases in Southern Maryland.
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