BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore reported its first coronavirus case Saturday night.
Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young’s office said the patient was a man in his 60s. No further details were immediately available.
Seven more Marylanders tested positive for COVID-19, raising the number of Maryland cases to 26 as of Saturday morning, according to Governor Larry Hogan’s office.
It’s unclear if the Baltimore case is included in that count.
“Some of these results came in through the lab at Hopkins, so as expected, we continue to ramp up testing around the state,” Michael Ricci, Director of Communications for the Office of the Governor, tweeted as he spoke about the rise in Maryland cases.
Maryland #COVIDー19 update for this morning:
-Today's daily count from @MDHealthDept shows that we have *26* confirmed cases. So we've added 11 to the count since our last report. To date, we have no deaths, and no cases reported among children.
— Mike Ricci (@riccimike) March 14, 2020
Ricci confirmed that, to date, Maryland had no deaths and no cases of COVID-19 reported among children to date. Three of the previous patients are also “fully recovered,” according to officials.
Saturday evening, Harford County officials confirmed a second positive case in their county. The person was a 69-year-old family member of the county’s first case, a 86-year-old woman who had traveled overseas.
The 69-year-old is staying at home but is not showing symptoms, officials said.
It’s unclear if the Harford County case is among the 26 confirmed cases the governor’s office reported earlier in the day.
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Meanwhile, Montgomery County health officials have confirmed that the first Maryland patients that tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and have been cleared to leave their self-quarantine.
“It is a reminder that the vast majority of people will recover from this infection,” said Ricci in a statement, “and this disease can be properly managed.”