***The Maryland Department of Health has information that is not current with what St. Mary’s and Calvert County Health Department officials are reporting. At this time, St. Mary’s County is showing 146 positive cases. Calvert County is reporting 151 cases.***
LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — As of Monday morning at roughly 10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Health(MDH) is confirming a total of 19,487 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 906 newly confirmed cases in the past 24 hours. It is worth noting that Maryland’s increasing testing capabilities are starting to take shape, as the state received a record-setting 8,311 test results in the past 24 hours.
Of the confirmed cases, over 1,513 people are currently hospitalized, and 50 of those were recorded in the past day.
1,263 previously infected people have been released from their isolation according to MDH, 86 of which have been recorded in the past day.
31 people in the state have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s death toll unfortunately up to 858.
Negative test results also grew, with at least 6,727 negative confirmations in the past day, bring that total to 85,489.
At this time, there are at least 826 officially confirmed cases in the Southern Maryland region. Charles County saw their previously confirmed total of 504 cases rise to 529. In Calvert County, cases are now being counted on a rolling basis, which brings their total up to 151, up seven from yesterday.
St. Mary’s County also counts cases on a rolling basis now, and records from the county show a total of 146 cases as of 10:30 a.m. Additionally, St. Mary’s is now reporting it’s sixth death in the county. We still do not have any details about this individual at this time, but will provide an update when we receive new information.
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 276 cases bringing the total to 5,263.
Since yesterday, Montgomery County saw an increase of at least 198 newly recorded cases, bringing their total to at least 3,843.
Anne Arundel County has also confirmed 34 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing their official total to 1,544.
On April 26, the total number of confirmed cases by the Maryland Department of Health was at least 18,602. As of April 27, that recorded number is at least 19,502, showing over a 4.8% 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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