COVID-19: MDH Confirms Over 11,000 Negative Cases and is Just Shy of 1000 Positive Cases

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — As of Saturday morning at roughly 10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Health(MDH) is confirming a total of 992 cases of the novel coronavirus(COVID-19) across the state of Maryland, while many results are presumably still waiting to be confirmed. This new total means there are 218 newly confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, the largest single day jump throughout the pandemic. This is the fourth consecutive day of breaking that record.

The MDH is also beginning to keep track of more detailed statistics regarding the virus. This includes how Maryland has recorded 11,516 negative results and how 32 people have officially been released from isolation. Additionally, only 226 people have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19, with only five recorded deaths so far.

At this time, there are 37 officially confirmed cases in the Southern Maryland region. Charles County saw their previously confirmed total of 17 cases rise to 21. In Calvert County, MDH had confirmed yesterday that there were nine cases in the county, but today that number is only eight. St. Mary’s County’s saw an uptick last night with reports that two residents at the Charlotte Hall Veteran's Center had been confirmed, bringing there total even with Calvert County at eight.

A majority of the positive cases across the state are still found in Montgomery County and Prince George's County. Since yesterday, PG County has confirmed a total of 196 official cases and Montgomery recorded 47 new cases overnight, bringing their total to 255. Anne Arundel County has also confirmed 25 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing their official total to 88.

On Mar. 27, the total number of confirmed cases by the Maryland Department of Health was 774. As of Mar. 28, that number is 992, showing over a 28% 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: 5
10-19: 15
20-29: 138
30-39: 174
40-49: 204
50-59: 195
60-69: 143
70-79: 91
80+: 27

Female: 487

Male: 505

This is an ongoing story that we will update with any new information regarding officially confirmed cases in Southern Maryland.

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