Maryland Records 580 Cases of Coronavirus, up 157 Overnight

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — As of Thursday morning at roughly 10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Health is confirming a total of 580 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 157 newly confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, the largest single day jump throughout the pandemic.

“This battle is going to be much harder, take much longer, and be much worse than almost anyone comprehends,” Gov. Larry Hogan[R] said in a press release. “We have never faced anything like this ever before, and I continue to urge the people of our state to stay in place at home and stay safe.

At this time, there are 21 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 101 official cases and Montgomery recorded 37 new cases overnight, bringing their total to 167. Anne Arundel County has also confirmed 10 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing their official total to 41.

Charles County saw their previously confirmed total of eight cases rise to 10. Calvert County has confirmed four more new cases, bringing their total from three to seven. St. Mary’s County’s has not confirmed any new cases since yesterday, with their total remaining at four.

On Mar. 25, the total number of confirmed cases by the Maryland Department of Health was 423. As of Mar. 26, that number is 580, showing over a 37% 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:

Under 18 : 6 cases
18-64 : 461 cases
65+ : 113 cases

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

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