Over 1% Of Marylanders Have Had A Confirmed COVID-19 Case; Some Estimates Are Higher


***The Maryland Department of Health has information that is not reflecting with what St. Mary's or Calvert County Health Department officials are reporting. At this time, St. Mary's County is showing 577 positive cases. Calvert is showing 378.***


LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — The United States Census Bureau, who is currently in the process of collecting their decennial data (EDITORS NOTE: Fill out the Census for your community’s benefit), estimates that Maryland has 6.045 million residents as of 2019. As of June 13, the Maryland Department of Health(MDH) has reported that 61,305 coronavirus cases have been confirmed statewide, or roughly over 1% of the state population, while there have likely been a number of mild or asymptomatic cases that have still gone uncounted.

Additionally, 347,453 residents, or roughly 5.7% of the state population, has tested negative for the virus as of June 13. The state is also reporting a total testing volume of 483,826.

Hospitalizations have consistently declined with only 799 current hospitalization statewide caused by COVID-19, down 37 from June 12.

26 people in the state have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s death toll unfortunately up to 2,799.

MDH has also been reporting data from nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes with 10 or more occupants. With the newly released data today, so far 1,330 people living under these specified conditions have died from presumable COVID-19 cases, as well as 17 staff members. Nursing home cases make up 6,317 positive tests as of today.

At this time, MDH is reporting at least 2,220 officially confirmed cases in the Southern Maryland region. Charles County saw their previously confirmed total of 1,248 cases rise to 1,264. In Calvert County, cases are now being counted on a rolling basis, which brings their total to 378.

St. Mary’s County also counts cases on a rolling basis now, and records from the county show a total of 577 cases as of 10:30 a.m.

A majority of the positive cases across the state are still found in Montgomery County and Prince George's County. PG County still has the most cases of any county in the state, with an overnight increase of at least 174 cases bringing the total to 17,216.

Since yesterday, Montgomery County saw an increase of at least 186 newly recorded cases, bringing their total to at least 13,534.

Anne Arundel County has also confirmed 69 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing their official total to 4,522.

On June 12, the total number of confirmed cases by the Maryland Department of Health was at least 60,613. As of June 13, that recorded number is at least 61,305, showing over a 1.1% 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: 1,720 
10-19: 2,958
20-29: 8,710
30-39: 11,417
40-49: 10,998
50-59: 9,746
60-69: 7,036
70-79: 4,485
80+: 4,235

Female:  31,870
Male: 29,435

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

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