***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 62 positive cases.***

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — As of Tuesday morning at roughly 10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Health(MDH) is confirming a total of 4,371 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 326 newly confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, which is relatively less than what has been confirmed in the past few days.

Of the confirmed cases, over 1,106 people have ever been hospitalized, and only 47 of those were recorded in the past day.

288 previously infected people have been released from their isolation according to MDH, 104 of which have been recorded in the past day. This is more recoveries than have been recorded in at least four days, but likely even longer. This shows over a 56.5% increase in releases since yesterday.

12 people in the state have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s death toll unfortunately up to 103.

Negative test results also grew, with at least 1,684 negative confirmations in the past day, bring that total to 27,256.

At this time, there are 239 officially confirmed cases in the Southern Maryland region. Charles County saw their previously confirmed total of 129 cases rise to 136. In Calvert County, MDH has confirmed one more official cases, bringing their total up to 41. St. Mary’s County now counts cases on a rolling basis, and records from the county show a total of 62 cases now, which is up 12 from Monday.

A majority of the positive cases across the state are still found in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County. PG County has officially has over 1,000 confirmed cases, the most of any county in the state, with an overnight increase of at least 104 cases bringing the total to 1,020. 

Since yesterday, Montgomery County saw an increase of at least 78 newly recorded cases, bringing their total to at least 871.

Anne Arundel County has also confirmed 27 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing their official total to 370.

On April 6, the total number of confirmed cases by the Maryland Department of Health was at least 4,054. As of April 7, that recorded number is at least 4,383, showing over a 8.1% increase across the state in the past 24 hours. While obviously a growing total with similar numerical increases may be the cause of this result, this is the first single digit percentage increase in the past two weeks.

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: 21
10-19: 82
20-29: 505
30-39: 773
40-49: 795
50-59: 891
60-69: 643
70-79: 445
80+: 216

Female: 2,329     

Male: 2,042

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