***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 154 positive cases. Calvert County is reporting 155 cases.***
LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — As of Thursday morning at roughly 10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Health(MDH) is confirming a total of 21,742 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 893 newly confirmed cases in the past 24 hours.
Of the confirmed cases, over 1,711 people are currently hospitalized, and 66 of those were recorded in the past day.
1,432 previously infected people have been released from their isolation according to MDH, 71 of which have been recorded in the past day.
62 people in the state have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s death toll unfortunately up to 1,047. As of April 29, MDH is reporting data from nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes with 10 or more occupants. With this newly released data today, so far 508 people living under these specified conditions have died from presumable COVID-19 cases, as well as eight staff members.
Negative test results also grew, with at least 2,537 negative confirmations in the past day, bring that total to 92,617.
At this time, there are at least 873 officially confirmed cases in the Southern Maryland region. Charles County saw their previously confirmed total of 551 cases rise to 564. In Calvert County, cases are now being counted on a rolling basis, which brings their total to 155, up none from yesterday.
St. Mary’s County also counts cases on a rolling basis now, and records from the county show a total of 154 cases as of 10:30 a.m. Additionally, St. Mary’s is now reporting it’s seventh 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 305 cases bringing the total to 6,043.
Since yesterday, Montgomery County saw an increase of at least 148 newly recorded cases, bringing their total to at least 4,300.
Anne Arundel County has also confirmed 63 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing their official total to 1,725.
On April 29, the total number of confirmed cases by the Maryland Department of Health was at least 20,869. As of April 30, that recorded number is at least 21,751, showing over a 4.2% 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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