New Cases of COVID-19 In Southern Maryland But Slowing Spread Across the State

***The Maryland Department of Health has information that is not current with what St. Mary's County and Calvert County Health Department officials are reporting. At this time, St. Mary's County is showing 12 positive cases, whereas Calvert is confirming a total of 14. Our numbers have been calculated with the newest information.***

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — On Monday morning at roughly 10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Health has confirmed a total of 1,413 cases of the novel coronavirus(COVID-19) across the state of Maryland, while many results are presumably still waiting to be confirmed. However as noted above, at least St. Mary's and Calvert have confirmed higher totals, bringing the overall total to at least 1,418. This new total means there are 178 newly confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, which shows a decrease in confirmed cases when compared to yesterday's increases. 

At this time, there are 59 officially confirmed cases in the Southern Maryland region. Charles County saw their previously confirmed total of 28 cases rise to 33. In Calvert County, their totals are up five on the day to 14.

St. Mary's County recorded two new cases, bringing their total to 12. St. Mary’s County’s confirms the two new cases include a man in his 30s and a woman in her 40s. Their exposure risks are still being determined.

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 47 new cases, raising their total to 294. Montgomery recorded 40 new cases overnight, bringing their total to 341. Anne Arundel County has also confirmed 11 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing their official total to 110.

On Mar. 29, the total number of confirmed cases by the Maryland Department of Health was 1,240. As of Mar. 30, that number is 1,418, showing over a 14.4% 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: 27
20-29: 188
30-39: 247
40-49: 262
50-59: 274
60-69: 219
70-79: 139
80+: 52

Female: 716 

Male: 697

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

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