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St. Mary's Worker Confirmed for COVID-19, But Still No Residents? 41 New Cases in MD

 

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — As of Saturday morning at 10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Health is confirming a total of 190 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus(COVID-19) across the state of Maryland, which still does not recognize any confirmed cases of residents in St. Mary’s County.

thebaynet.com is currently working to get more specific details on if anybody may have been infected as a result of a MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital worker who was confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 but doesn’t live in St. Mary’s County. We will be providing updates.

On the evening of Mar. 20, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan[R] confirmed Maryland’s second death caused by COVID-19. The man was a Baltimore County resident in his 60s who suffered from pre-existing medical conditions.

“As the number of positive cases in Maryland continues to dramatically rise, we need everyone to take this seriously,” Hogan said in a press release. “This is a public health crisis like nothing we have ever faced before—we are all in this together, and we will get through this together.”

At this time, there are 5 cases that have been confirmed in the Southern Maryland region. A majority of the positive cases across the state remain in Montgomery County and Prince George's County. Since yesterday, PG County has confirmed a total of 36 official cases and Montgomery has is recording 68 cases.  Anne Arundel County has also confirmed new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing their official total to 15.

Charles County saw an uptick in confirmed cases from two to four. Calvert County is still confirmed to only have one positively tested case of the coronavirus

On Mar. 20, the total number of confirmed cases in Maryland was 149. As of Mar. 21, that number is 190. This shows over a 27.5% increase over the past 24 hours. Sharp increases are likely caused by an increased availability to testing, as well as larger quantities of results being examined throughout the state.

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 : 3 cases
18-64 : 149 cases
65+ : 38 cases

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

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