LEXINGTON PARK, Md. —  As of Friday morning at roughly 10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Health(MDH) is confirming a total of 774 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 194 newly confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, the fourth-consecutive largest single day jump throughout the pandemic.

“Over the last three days, the number of COVID-19 cases in Maryland has more than doubled,” Gov. Larry Hogan[R] said in a press release. “Cases in the National Capital Region have more than quadrupled over the last week alone. There is no timetable and no model that can tell us exactly how long this will last or how bad this is going to get.”  

At this time, there are 31 officially confirmed cases in the Southern Maryland region. Charles County saw their previously confirmed total of 10 cases rise to 17 overnight. Calvert County has confirmed two more new case, bringing their total to 9. The St. Mary’s County’s Health Department has confirmed five cases, which is currently higher than what is reflected in the MDH model.

A majority of the positive cases across the state are still found in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County. Since yesterday, PG County has confirmed a total of 148 official cases and Montgomery recorded 44 new cases overnight, bringing their total to 208. Anne Arundel County has also confirmed 22 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing their official total to 63.

On Mar. 26, the total number of confirmed cases by the Maryland Department of Health was 580. As of Mar. 27, that number is 774, showing over a 33.4% 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: 4
10-19: 11
20-29: 107
30-39: 136
40-49: 161
50-59: 149
60-69: 110
70-79: 75
80+: 21

“Our state has already faced and overcome daunting challenges before, and we will do so again,” Hogan said.

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