BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There are now 4,045 cases of coronavirus in Maryland, according to the most recent numbers from state officials, and 91 people have died.

“We now have widespread community transmission. This virus is everywhere, and it is a threat to nearly everyone,” Governor Larry Hogan said at a press conference this week. “Sadly, we have five infants who have been infected including a one-month-old. The reality is that this disease does not discriminate.”

The governor also revealed there are now cases at 80 Maryland nursing homes and long-term care facilities. The worst outbreak is at Pleasant View in Mount Airy where Carroll County Health officials reported another death Sunday, bringing the death toll at the facility to 10. Most of the patients and 27 employees have the virus.

Six residents and a staff member at a Baltimore County nursing home have tested positive for coronavirus, officials also announced.

The residents of Genesis Loch Raven Center in Parkville who tested positive were five women between the ages of 50 and 89 and a man in his 80s. The staff member, a woman in her 50s, tested positive but has since been cleared to return to work.

At Heritage Center in Dundalk, one resident and one staff member also tested positive.

Allegany and Dorchester Counties reported their first cases of coronavirus Wednesday. All 24 jurisdictions in Maryland now have at least one case of COVID-19.

Residents between the ages of 50 and 59 have the largest population with positive cases. Forty-five patients are ages 19 and under.

In these trying times, there is hope. Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson said a coronavirus patient who was once on a ventilator has now been discharged.

“We’re pausing for a moment of celebration,” said GBMC’s President and CEO John Chessare in a video statement.

Gov. Larry Hogan said most Marylanders are following his stay-at-home order as the state’s cases continue to rise.

Here’s what we know so far about COVID-19 in Maryland.

Many of the people who first contracted coronavirus had traveled overseas, with several cases linked to an Egyptian cruise line. However, community transmission cases have been reported, meaning those people contracted COVID-19 without traveling abroad.

Gov. Hogan issued a stay-in-place order on March 30, re-defining certain “essential” activities and businesses that can operate.

Maryland schools are closed through April 24. Hogan issued a state of emergency and activated the National Guard. A number of universities have shifted to online-only classes for the rest of the semester.

All Maryland restaurants, bars, movie theaters, gyms closed at 5 p.m. Monday, March 16. Drive-thru, carry-out and food delivery services will still be active. Officials have prohibited visitors at prisons and jails, senior-living facilities and nursing homes. Hospitals have also limited visitors and changed visitor policies.

Any events or programs with 10 or more people have also been canceled or postponed. On March 19, Hogan ordered all indoor shopping malls and entertainment venues in the state to close.  Law enforcement said they are prepared to arrest anyone in violation of the governor’s executive order.

In addition, transportation and travel are being affected.  Maryland is moved to cashless tolling only, and public transportation, including LightRail, Metro and buses are going to be reduced. MARC trains are reduced by 50 percent as of March 18. On March 19, Hogan urged people to avoid public transportation unless they’re an essential worker or in the health care field.

The Preakness has been also been rescheduled, likely to September, the governor announced Tuesday, March 17. A new date hasn’t been set.

As far as the presidential primary election goes, it has been rescheduled from April 28 to June 2. The special primary election to fill the late Elijah Cummings’ seat will go on as scheduled but will be mail-in voting only.

Several Baltimore area attractions have closed to help stop the spread, including but not limited to The Maryland Zoo, National Aquarium, The Top of the World and The Baltimore Museum of Art. Libraries, senior centers and several county and state buildings are closed to the public.

What we know about positive cases around Maryland.

Allegany County

Anne Arundel County

  • On March 13, Anne Arundel County reported its first coronavirus patient.
  • On March 18, the state said there are four cases in the county.
  • By March 23, that number has grown to 20 cases in the county.
  • A midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. Days prior, a civilian employee at the academy also tested positive.

Baltimore City

  • On Saturday, March 14, Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young reported the city’s first coronavirus case, a man in his 60s. It was a community transmission.
  • On Monday, March 16, the city reported its second patient, a woman in her 20s.
  • On Wednesday, March 18, Mayor Young said there are five cases in the city, though the state is only reporting four.
  • Also on Wednesday, March 18, LifeBridge Health announced a provider at Northwest Hospital and a patient at Sinai Hospital tested positive for the virus. It’s unclear if either case is included in the numbers from Young’s office or the state.
  • On April 5, eight Baltimore Police Department employees, including six officers, were announced to have tested positive for COVID-19. More than 200 others are self-quarantined.

Baltimore County

  • On Friday, March 13, a case was reported in Baltimore county.
  • A man in his 60s from Baltimore County who recently worked at the AIPAC conference in DC.
  • On Wednesday, March 18, the state said the number of cases in the county had jumped to 10.
  • The first coronavirus-related death in Baltimore County was announced Friday, March 20.

Calvert County

  • One case had been confirmed in Calvert County as of March 19, two more were confirmed as of March 24. That number has risen steadily to 10 as of March 29.

Caroline County

Carroll County

  • Another man in his 40s from Carroll County tested positive for coronavirus. He is at home recovering.
  • A woman in her 30s is quarantined at home with mild symptoms. She is related to the first patient.
  • On April 2, health officials in Carroll County reported six residents have recovered from the virus. The number of positive cases in the county jumped by nine, including three more residents at Carroll Lutheran Village.
  • As of April 5, ten residents of the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy have died due to COVID-19. At least 77 residents and 27 staff members have tested positive for the virus.

Cecil County

  • A woman in her 20s from Cecil County tested positive for coronavirus and is at home in stable condition self-isolating, officials said on March 22.
  • On March 31, the county confirmed its first death but did not provide details about the victim.

Charles County

  • On March 13, the first case was reported in Charles County.

Dorchester County

Frederick County

  • The patient is a woman in her 30s who did not travel abroad but had contact with people who recently traveled to areas where there was ongoing community transmission of COVID-19, officials said on March 16.
  • The county’s first death was reported on March 31. The victim was a woman in her 90s with underlying health conditions.
  • The second death in the county was reported on April 1. The victim was a man in his 80s with underlying health conditions. He was a resident of a rehabilitation facility that had reported multiple cases of coronavirus.
  • On April 2, Frederick County officials announced the number of positive cases in their county had jumped to 63. Twenty people have recovered from COVID-19 in the county, the health department said.

Garrett County

Harford County

  • Officials said an 86-year-old Harford County woman contracted the virus while traveling in Turkey. Later officials said she contracted it while on an Egyptian cruise.
  • On Saturday, March 14, Harford County officials reported the second coronavirus case in their county, a 69-year-old family member of the county’s first patient, an 86-year-old woman who had traveled abroad.
  • A 47-year-old man who lives in Harford County but was working in Boston was tested and quarantined in Massachusetts
  • The other cases, as of Friday, March 20, include a 44-year-old who is stable and self-quarantined at home and a 55-year-old man reported by the state as living in Harford County but that may be an error.

Howard County

  • On Sunday, March 29, Howard County officials reported its first two coronavirus related deaths.
  • On Sunday, March 15, Howard County reported its first case. The patient is a woman in her 80s who was a resident of a nursing home in Elkridge. She is currently hospitalized.
  • Three more cases were reported on Monday, March 16.
  • On Wednesday, March 18, the total had jumped to eight cases in the county.
  • On Thursday, March 19, officials announced a five-year-old girl had contracted the virus.

Kent County

  • The Kent County Health Department said the person who tested positive for coronavirus is a man in his 20s who has traveled to places where other cases have been confirmed.

Montgomery County

  • A trio of Montgomery County residents, including a married couple in their 70s and an unrelated woman in her 50s, contracted the virus while traveling on a Nile River cruise in Egypt. These patients were deemed fully recovered.
  • A Montgomery County man in his 60s who also traveled overseas was briefly hospitalized due to COVID-19. He is currently being self-quarantined.
  • A woman in her 60s from Montgomery County contracted coronavirus on the same Egyptian cruise as the original Montgomery County cases.
  • A man in his 20s from Montgomery County who traveled to Spain also tested positive.
  • The county’s second coronavirus-related death was reported on April 1. The patient, a man in his 60s, went to a hospital on March 27 and died several hours later. He caught COVID-19 through community transmission.

Prince George’s County

  • A Prince George’s County woman in her 50s tested positive after returning from traveling to Boston.
  • Another Prince George’s County couple contracted the illness while they were on a cruise abroad.
  • Three more cases were reported in Prince George’s County include a man in his 40s who was exposed to the county’s first case, a woman in her 30s and a man in his 50s who’s connected to the woman in her 30s. Officials said the man in his 50s is hospitalized outside of Maryland.
  • On March 13, three more Prince George’s County residents reportedly contracted coronavirus.
  • A man in his 60s from Prince George’s County. This case is the first community transmission case in Maryland.
  • The first coronavirus-related death in the state was announced Wednesday, March 18. Officials said the victim was a man in his 60s with underlying health conditions. He was from Prince George’s County.
  • Two employees at two county high schools tested positive for COVID-19, officials said on March 27.

Queen Anne’s County

  • A woman in her 50s who had recently traveled outside of the country was confirmed to be the county’s first coronavirus case. County officials reported the case Saturday but state officials officially added it to their count Monday.
  • County officials reported two cases on March 27, bringing the county’s total to 4. The latest cases involve a man and a woman in their 40s; both contracted the virus through community spread. The state is still reporting just one case in the county.
  • County officials reported a fifth case on March 29. The fifth individual is a woman in her 50s with no underlying health conditions. She’s currently in stable condition and has no underlying health issues.
  • All the patients are at home recovering. All cases a presumed to be community transmission.

St. Mary’s County

  • The county’s first case was confirmed when the state health department updated its daily numbers Sunday morning. There are no additional details at this time about that case.

Somerset County

  • The county’s first case was confirmed when the state health department updated its daily numbers Sunday morning. There are no additional details at this time about that case.

Talbot County

  • On Sunday, March 15, Talbot County also reported its first patient. They say the patient came into contact with another person with coronavirus in another county.

Washington County

  • The county’s first case was confirmed when the state health department updated its daily numbers Sunday morning. There are no additional details at this time about that case.

Wicomico County

  • On Thursday, March 19, the Wicomico County Department of Health reported its first COVID-19 case. WBOC-TV reports the patient is a 37-year-old who contracted the virus while traveling.

Worcester County


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As we said before, state and local officials are working hard to stop the spread of COVID-19.



  • All events — religious, social or sports — involving more than 10 people are prohibited.
  • All hospitals across the state must follow more restrictive visitor policies — no visitors under the age of 18; they will be screened for illness before visiting and one adult visitor per patient. Several hospitals have made major changes to their visitor policies.
  • Visitors are prohibited from nursing homes, senior living facilities, state-owned retirement communities.
  • Visits to state prisons have also been halted.


  • Hogan submitted emergency legislation to allow the state to use the “rainy day fund” for response efforts. That legislation allows the governor to transfer up to $50 million from the Revenue Stabilization Account to fund costs associated with COVID-19. The General Assembly passed the legislation unanimously and Hogan signed it Monday.
  • Legislators are working to pass bills that would help financially strapped business owners and the unemployed.



  • Non-essential state employees were asked to telework and public access to state buildings will be prohibited.
  • The governor has also canceled all out-of-state travel for state employees.


Here’s a full list of events that were canceled or postponed due to the virus’ spread.

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.

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