BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There are now over 1,000 cases of coronavirus in Maryland, and 10 people have died as a result of the virus.

At least 992 positive COVID-19 cases were reported by the Maryland Department of Health Saturday morning.

Gov. Hogan later released a statement in which he said there had been a recent outbreak at a nursing home in Carroll County in which 66 patients had tested positive for coronavirus.

This most recent development now puts the State of Maryland over 1,000 positive COVID-19 cases.

The state also reported that there are now 10 deaths as a result of the coronavirus in Maryland.

The most recent victims are a Prince George’s County resident in his 50s; a Charles County resident in his 50s; a Wicomico County resident in her 60s with underlying health conditions; a Baltimore City resident in her 60s with underlying health conditions; and a Baltimore City resident in her 80s with underlying health conditions.

More statistics on the positive cases: 505 are male, 487 are female. Twenty patients are ages 19 and under, five of those patients are under the age of 10.

Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted there are more than 1,900 cases in the DMV.

CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: 

Here’s a breakdown of the cases across the state by county:

  • Anne Arundel – 88
  • Baltimore City – 112
  • Baltimore County – 141
  • Calvert – 9
  • Caroline – 1
  • Carroll – 76
  • Cecil – 13
  • Charles – 21
  • Frederick – 22
  • Garrett – 3
  • Harford – 21
  • Howard – 73
  • Kent – 2
  • Montgomery – 255
  • Prince George’s – 196
  • Queen Anne’s – 4
  • St. Mary’s – 8
  • Somerset – 1
  • Talbot – 2
  • Washington – 6
  • Wicomico – 6
  • Worcester – 2

Allegany and Dorchester counties are the only two Maryland counties not reporting any positive cases.

Cases by Age Range:

  • 0-9: 5
  • 10-19: 15
  • 20-29: 138
  • 30-39: 174
  • 40-49: 204
  • 50-59: 195
  • 60-69: 143
  • 70-79: 91
  • 80+: 27

In a statement Friday, Gov. Larry Hogan said:

“Over the last three days, the number of COVID-19 cases in Maryland has more than doubled. Cases in the National Capital Region have more than quadrupled over the last week alone. There is no timetable and no model that can tell us exactly how long this will last or how bad this is going to get.

“The federal administration’s swift approval of our request for a Major Disaster Declaration will drive more resources to our coordinated response. As chairman of the National Governors Association, I will continue to press for additional federal resources, including a Title 32 designation for Maryland and all the states to fund National Guard missions.

“Later today, I will convene conference calls with my full Cabinet and our Coronavirus Response Team of Maryland’s top doctors and public health experts to continue to address this crisis. I cannot stress this enough: Marylanders need to stay in place at home to help slow the spread of this deadly virus.

“Our state has already faced and overcome daunting challenges before, and we will do so again.”

For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.

Comments (2)
  1. stemarhan says:

    Just doing some rough match it looks like less than 15% of the cases are in the very young (0 to 19) and very old (70 to 80+). The Maryland demographics at this point seem to show our most vulnerable people are being exposed in smaller percentages – which seems to be a good trend to protect them.

    1. Concerned Citizen says:

      That is not good for Allegany county, where majority of our population is in that older age range. We have not reported any cases yet but when it reaches here, it will be detrimental. So many people in town are not obeying the directive of staying home and are walking the sidewalks and hanging out around our local downtown mall area. Patiently waiting for Hogan to grow some balls and make the stay at home order.

Leave a Reply