***The Maryland Department of Health has information that is not current with what St. Mary’s County Health Department officials are reporting. At this time, St. Mary’s County is showing 23 positive cases. Our numbers have been calculated with the newest information.***

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — As of Wednesday morning at roughly 10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Health is confirming a total of 1,985 cases of the novel coronavirus(COVID-19) across the state of Maryland, while many results are presumably still waiting to be confirmed. This new total means there are over 320 newly confirmed cases in the past 24 hours.

At this time, there are 97 officially confirmed cases in the Southern Maryland region. Charles County saw their previously confirmed total of 40 cases rise to 56, their largest jump in the county to date. In Calvert County, MDH has confirmed three more official cases, bringing their total up to 18. St. Mary’s County’s has not confirmed any new cases since a press release was issued yesterday, saying the county’s total was 23.

A majority of the positive cases across the state are still found in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County. Since yesterday, Montgomery County saw an increase of 59 newly recorded cases, bringing their total to 447. PG County also broke 400 cases with the confirmation of 62 newly confirmed cases. This is the first time PG County has topped Montgomery County in a single day increase. Anne Arundel County has also confirmed 31 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing their official total to 158.

On March 31, the total number of confirmed cases by the Maryland Department of Health was 1,660. As of April 1, that recorded number is at least 1,989, showing over a 19.8% 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:

0-9: 6
10-19: 39
20-29: 252
30-39: 345
40-49: 372
50-59: 396
60-69: 309
70-79: 187
80+: 79

Female: 1,016

Male: 969

This is an ongoing story that we will update with any new information regarding officially confirmed cases in Southern Maryland.

Contact Zach at zach.hill@thebaynet.com