***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 46 positive cases.***
LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — As of Sunday morning at roughly 10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Health(MDH) is confirming a total of 3,609 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 484 newly confirmed cases in the past 24 hours.
Of the confirmed cases, over 936 people have ever been hospitalized, and 115 of those were recorded in the past day. 159 people have been released from their isolation according to MDH, none of which have been recorded in the past two days.
11 people in the state have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s death toll unfortunately up to 67.
Negative test results also grew, with at least 2,243 negative confirmations in the past day, bring that total to 24,728.
At this time, there are 196 officially confirmed cases in the Southern Maryland region. Charles County saw their previously confirmed total of 95 cases rise to 111. In Calvert County, MDH has confirmed six more official cases, bringing their total up to 39. St. Mary’s County now counts cases on a rolling basis, and records from the county show a total of 46 cases now, which is up six from Saturday.
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 53 newly recorded cases, bringing their total to at least 693.
PG County has officially topped Montgomery County as the county with the most officially recorded infections. With a staggering overnight increase of 132 confirmations, PG now has recorded 785 cases, or 92 more than Montgomery.
Anne Arundel County has also confirmed 30 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing their official total to 319.
On April 4, the total number of confirmed cases by the Maryland Department of Health was at least 3,130. As of April 5, that recorded number is at least 3,615, showing over a 15.4% 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:
This is an ongoing story that we will update with any new information regarding officially confirmed cases in Southern Maryland.
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