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Maryland Day Leads to Students Staying Inside Longer

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**This graphic is missing two additional cases in St. Mary's County. The St. Mary's County Health Department is confirming four total cases.**

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A holiday that is meant to commemorate the anniversary of the first European settlers landing in Maryland, has Marylanders staying indoors. Spread of the novel coronavirus(COVID-19) across the community has led to the single largest jump of cases in one day throughout the pandemic, up 74 since yesterday.

Additionally, the State Superintendent Karen Salmon and the Maryland Department of Education announced that public schools will be closed for an additional four weeks, extending their deadline to re-open until Apr. 24, or later with a reassessment.

As of Wednesday morning at 10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Health(MDH) is confirming a total of 423 confirmed cases of the coronavirus across the state of Maryland, however the Baltimore Sun has reported this morning that those numbers may be much lower than we know. This number is at least two cases short, as the St. Mary's County Health Department is confirming a total of four cases, which is two cases short of what is shown on the Maryland Department of Health's website.

"The reality is this crisis is just beginning," Maryland Governor Larry Hogan[R] said at his Wednesday morning press conference. "We just don't know how long this is going to last."

At this time, there are 15 officially confirmed cases in the Southern Maryland region. 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 76 official cases and Montgomery recorded 20 new cases overnight which brings their total to 127. Anne Arundel County has also confirmed four new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing their official total to 31.

Charles County saw a slight increase in confirmed cases, up from five to eight. Calvert County has confirmed no new cases since yesterday, leaving their total at three.

On Mar. 24, the total number of confirmed cases in Maryland was 349. As of Mar. 25, that number is 425. This shows over a 21% increase across the state in the past 24 hours.

Contact Zach at zach.hill@thebaynet.com

 

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