***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 35 positive cases.***

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — As of Friday morning at roughly 10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Health(MDH) is confirming a total of 2,758 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 over 427 newly confirmed cases in the past 24 hours.

Of the confirmed cases, over 664 people were ever hospitalized, and 82 of those were recorded in the past day. 81 have been released from their isolation according to MDH.

At this time, there are 155 officially confirmed cases in the Southern Maryland region. Charles County saw their previously confirmed total of 69 cases rise to 90, their largest jump in the county to date. In Calvert County, MDH has confirmed eight more official cases, bringing their total up to 30. St. Mary’s County’s now counts cases on a rolling basis, and records from the county show a total of 35 cases, which is up five from April 3.

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 68 newly recorded cases, bringing their total to 566. PG County is now significantly outpacing cases in Montgomery, with the confirmation of 90 newly confirmed cases since yesterday. This is the third consecutive day that PG County has topped Montgomery County in a single day increase. Anne Arundel County has also confirmed 43 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing their official total to 249.

On April 2, the total number of confirmed cases by the Maryland Department of Health was 2,331. As of April 3, that recorded number is at least 2,763, showing over a 18.5% 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: 9
10-19: 55
20-29: 335
30-39: 485
40-49: 509
50-59: 552
60-69: 423
70-79: 266
80+: 124

Female: 1,435      

Male: 1,323

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