***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 152 positive cases. Calvert County is reporting 155 cases.***
LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — As of Wednesday morning at roughly 10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Health(MDH) is confirming a total of 20,849 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 736 newly confirmed cases in the past 24 hours.
Of the confirmed cases, over 1,645 people are currently hospitalized, and 117 of those were recorded in the past day.
1,361 previously infected people have been released from their isolation according to MDH, 66 of which have been recorded in the past day.
56 people in the state have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s death toll unfortunately up to 985. 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, so far 471 people living under these specified conditions have died from presumable COVID-19 cases. This makes up for roughly 47.8% of all deaths across the state.
Negative test results also grew, with at least 2,408 negative confirmations in the past day, bring that total to 90,080.
At this time, there are at least 854 officially confirmed cases in the Southern Maryland region. Charles County saw their previously confirmed total of 539 cases rise to 551. In Calvert County, cases are now being counted on a rolling basis, which brings their total up to 155, up four from yesterday.
St. Mary’s County also counts cases on a rolling basis now, and records from the county show a total of 152 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 242 cases bringing the total to 5,738.
Since yesterday, Montgomery County saw an increase of at least 149 newly recorded cases, bringing their total to at least 4,152.
Anne Arundel County has also confirmed 91 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing their official total to 1,662.
On April 28, the total number of confirmed cases by the Maryland Department of Health was at least 20,126. As of April 29, that recorded number is at least 20,869, showing over a 3.6% 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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