BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Coronavirus didn’t uproot Marylanders’ lives until March, but it was present in the state at the beginning of 2020, officials now say.
Read below for a comprehensive timeline of where we are and how we got here:
January 27: First Marylander tested.
After a few false alarms, including a passenger with flu-like symptoms who was escorted off a plane at BWI just days before, the first person in Maryland meets the CDC’s criteria for testing the coronavirus.
January 28: Some study abroad programs suspended in areas that are high-risk for the coronavirus
The University of Maryland, College Park suspends education abroad program in China for the spring semester, and so does American University.
January 30: The first person to meet testing criteria tests negative for the virus.
February 2: Maryland doctors say biggest threat to state is still the common flu.
February 9: A second Marylander tests negative.
February 28: A third person is tested in the state.
Gov. Hogan announces the state is getting ready for a possible spread, and will set aside $10 million for preparedness actions.
March 3: A total of 21 people tested in Maryland
March 5: First three Marylanders test positive for COVID-19.
The first three people in the state test positive for the coronavirus. All Montgomery County residents- a married couple in their 70s and a woman in her 50s- who all contracted the virus while traveling abroad.
Gov. Hogan put Maryland under a state of emergency that same day, and submitted emergency legislation to allow the state to use the “rainy day fund” of up to $50 million from the Revenue Stabilization Account for response efforts.
At this point, there are no official cases in Baltimore.
March 8: Two more Marylanders test positive.
Total cases are up to five at this point. The two new cases include a Harford County woman in her 80s who contracted the virus overseas and a Montgomery County man in his 60s who also traveled overseas. Both were hospitalized.
At this point, 67 people had been tested in Maryland.
March 9: A sixth person tests positive.
A woman in her 50s tests positive after she traveled outside the state.
73 people have tested negative at this point in Maryland. 78 tested total.
March 10: Nine cases in Maryland.
Gov. Hogan asks older residents and those with underlying health conditions to avoid large crowds and traveling, after three more cases are confirmed.
A couple in Prince George’s County test positive, and a woman in her 60s from Montgomery County test positive.
Nursing homes are asked to restrict access to visitors, and set up online communications and phone calls available to residents.
103 people tested so far.
March 11: 12 cases in Maryland.
The first case where a person is in their 20s, a man who had recently traveled to Spain. He was not hospitalized.
Another patient included a Baltimore County resident in his 60s who went to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington, D.C.
March 12: First “community transmission” case
The state announces the first “community transmission” case is a Prince George’s County resident in his 60s, and was the first person to get the coronavirus with no known exposure to it through travel or an infected person.
Three of the patients who tested positive are now “fully recovered,”
Maryland public schools close for two weeks starting March 16 to March 27, to disinfect the school buildings. The Archdiocese of Baltimore follows this move and closes all archdiocesan schools during that same period.
Gov. Hogan closes state buildings to the public and activated the Maryland National Guard. He also closes the cruise ship terminal at the Port of Baltimore.
Hospitals begin setting up triage tents around Maryland and set up more restrictive visitor policies. Visits to state prisons are halted.
March 13: 19 positive cases
March 14: Baltimore reports first case, total cases jump to 26.
The patient is a man in his 60s, and the number of total cases in Maryland jumps to 26, no child cases reported so far.
Johns Hopkins Hospital develops coronavirus test, rolls it out to five Baltimore-area hospitals to alleviate the shortages of available tests.
March 15: 31 cases reported, General Assembly to adjourn early.
Five more people contract the virus, a total of 31 cases in eight counties across the state.
Howard County announces its first case, a woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions living at Lorien Elkridge, a nursing home facility.
The Maryland General Assembly says it will adjourn on March 18 in response to the virus.
Gov. Hogan issued an emergency order to close all Maryland casinos, racetracks and simulcast betting facilities to the general public.
March 16: 43 cases, Gov. Hogan orders all bars, restaurants, other recreational businesses to close.
After many people did not follow the encouraged social distancing measures over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the governor ordered all bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms close.
He also prohibits events and gatherings of over 50 people, and mandates telework for state employees.
2,000 National Guard troops called to help respond to the pandemic.
The governor also called on utility companies, prohibiting electric, gas, water, sewer, phone, cable TV and Internet service providers from shutting off any residential customers or charging late fees.
March 17: 60 cases, governor announces public transportation limitations, postpones primary.
Sixty-eight percent of the cases are from community spread and between the ages of 18 and 64 years old.
Gov. Hogan pushes Maryland’s presidential primary from April 28 to June 2. Early voting is now May 21 to May 28.
The special election to fill late Congressman Elijah Cummings’ seat is limited to mail-in ballots only.
BWI Airport discourages anyone not flying to enter the terminal unless they are working there or are a traveling passenger.
MARC train service is reduced by 50 percent and all local bus, LightRail and commuter bus services are reduced to prioritize medical trips.
MVA reduces its hours and suspends all non-commercial driver’s license tests.
Gov. Hogan calls on the federal administration to extend the REAL ID compliance deadline.
All emissions testing sites will cease operations on inspections and instead be repurposed into drive-thru coronavirus testing sites.
March 18: A first person in the state dies of the coronavirus, 85 cases reported.
The victim was a Prince George’s County man in his 60’s who suffered from an underlying medical condition.
Baltimore City reports its fifth positive case of the coronavirus, the city health commissioner says these cases are by community transmission. Mayor Jack Young issues a state of emergency to speed up the response efforts and restricts parking restrictions to help residents work from home.
Gov. Hogan also announced another round of sweeping measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Maryland, including travel restrictions, online instruction at universities, more hospital beds and a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people in all locations.
March 19: A five-year-old girl is the first child to contract the virus, more than 107 cases
The child was a student at Elkridge Elementary School, but she didn’t get the virus at the school so no staff or students were exposed.
Howard County declares a state of emergency and shuts down public access to county buildings, movie theaters and malls.
March 20: Second person dies of the coronavirus, 149 cases in Maryland.
The second death in the state from the virus was a Baltimore County man in his 60’s who suffered from underlying medical conditions, according to Gov. Hogan. It’s not clear how he got the virus.
Two more children have contracted the virus, a teenager and an infant.
March 21: Third person dies of the coronavirus, 190 cases.
The third death was a Montgomery County woman in her 40s who suffered from an underlying medical condition.
Notre Dame of Maryland University announces cancellation of all the University’s athletic season.
March 22: Cases jump to 244 in Maryland, Cecil County gets first case
Cecil County reports its first case, a woman in her 20s who had not traveled out of the country recently or been in contact with anyone who had done so.
Towson University students move out of dorms.
The University of Maryland College Park Sunday confirmed a fourth COVID-19 case involving its campus community, a staff member with the university’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. Officials said they have notified everyone who came in contact with the staff member, who was only on campus on March 12.
March 23: A fourth person dies of the virus, Gov. Hogan orders all non-essential businesses to close, 288 cases
The fourth victim is a Prince George’s County man in his 60s who suffered from underlying medical conditions.
Gov. Larry Hogan issues an executive order closing all non-essential businesses as of 5 p.m. Monday but didn’t go as far as issuing a “stay-at-home” order or “lockdown”
Penalties for breaking the order include up to a year in prison and a $5,000 fine.
He also signs an executive order to combat price-gouging as people continue to stock up and hoard supplies including food, toilet paper, and cleaning supplies.
March 24: Cases up to 349 in the state.
March 25: 423 cases, Maryland extends public school closures
Maryland State Schools Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon extends school closures until April 24, but doesn’t give a decision on closing for the rest of the academic year.
Baltimore City officials report 53 coronavirus cases in the city.
There are five pediatric cases in the state.
March 26: 580 cases, more than 42,000 unemployment insurance claims in state filed in one week
As businesses and companies are forced to close due to Gov. Hogan’s executive orders, over 42,000 unemployment insurance claims were filed in one week, up almost 1,000 percent from the week before.
Maryland receives a Major Disaster Declaration from the federal administration. The state is now eligible for reimbursement for the Emergency Protective Measures taken by state and local agencies and certain groups.
March 27: 774 cases, all child care providers in Maryland with some exceptions close
The only providers allowed to remain open are those serving essential personnel, and those must have a waiver. The programs available will be at no cost to parents.
A Maryland National Guard soldier tests positive for COVID-19, 20 additional soldiers from the same unit were quarantined.
March 28: Maryland tops 1,000 cases, 10 deaths. 66 nursing home residents test positive
State officials announce an outbreak of COVID-19 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Carroll County, where 66 residents tested positive.
FEMA delivers 250 beds for the Baltimore Convention Center, which will serve as a field hospital as cases continue to grow in the state.
March 29: 1,239 cases, 15 deaths: including nursing home resident
Officials announce one of the residents who tested positive for COVID-19 in the outbreak at the Pleasant View Nursing Home had died, a resident in his 90s with underlying medical conditions.
Gov. Hogan said in a news appearance he sees the Maryland, DC and Virginia area looking very similar to New York City by Easter.
March 30: Gov. Hogan issues “stay-at-home” order, 1,413 cases
As cases jumped to 1,400- including a one-month-old baby, the governor issued a “stay-at-home” order which became effective at 8 p.m. on March 30.
“No Maryland resident should be leaving their home unless it’s for an essential job or an essential reason such as obtaining food or medicine, seeking urgent medical attention or for other necessary purposes,” Hogan said.
A second resident at the Pleasant View Nursing Home dies from complications of COVID-19, a man over the age of 80 with underlying health conditions.
An employee at the Amazon fulfillment center in Sparrows Point tests positive for COVID-19.
March 31: 1,660 cases, 24 deaths: 3 more Pleasant View residents die
Three more residents of the Carroll County nursing home died from the coronavirus and the total is at this point 77 residents with a number of staff feeling symptoms.
There had been at least 24 deaths reported in the state from the coronavirus. The three latest as of Tuesday morning were a Carroll County man in his 80s with underlying health conditions, a Howard County man in his 80s with underlying health conditions and a Prince George’s County resident in his 40s, who had no underlying conditions.
Baltimore Mayor Jack Young announced the third death in the city due to the coronavirus, and Frederick County reported its first death, a woman in her 90s with underlying medical conditions.
April 1: Nearly 2,000 cases, 31 deaths: Gov. Hogan announces response pay plan
As the state creeps toward 2,000 cases, the governor laid out a plan where certain employees will receive a COVID-19 Response Pay differential of $3.13 for each hour actually worked, or approximately $250 a pay period.
April 2: Maryland tops 2,000 cases, 36 people have died.
The state hit 2,331 cases that morning.
18 staff members at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy test positive for the coronavirus.
Nearly 85,000 Marylanders filed for unemployment in the last week. 13,000 of those claims were in Baltimore County.
April 3: 2,758 cases, 42 deaths reported: Now at least 60 nursing homes, long term facilities have outbreaks
Gov. Hogan warns that the state now has “widespread community transmission,” and is a threat to everyone. He adds five infants have been infected total.
He also predicts that the Baltimore-DC area will be the next hot spot for cases in the U.S.
He also told Marylanders that there were now cases at 60 Maryland nursing homes and long term facilities, the worst outbreak at the home in Carroll County- where at this point six residents have died from the virus.
Health officials are now recommending that people wear cloth masks if they have to leave the house.
April 4: 3,125 cases, 57 deaths reported: UMD professor dies from virus
Three more people die at the Pleasant View Nursing Home, bringing the total to nine deaths out of the facility.
Five residents test positive at a Bowie nursing home and rehabilitation facilty.
A University of Maryland professor dies from the coronavirus.
April 5: 3,609 cases, 67 deaths reported: 10th resident dies at Carrol County nursing home
A tenth resident at the Pleasant View Nursing Home dies from the coronavirus, and at this point 77 residents and 27 staff members had tested positive.
Eight Baltimore Police Department employees, including two civilian employees and six officers test positive. 219 are self-quarantined.
Gov. Hogan announces more protections for nursing homes and long-term care facilities, including requiring PPE and separate observations and isolation areas for residents, as well as expedited testing through the Maryland State Public Health Laboratory.
April 6: 4,045 cases, 91 deaths reported: 12 cases at Frederick nursing home
Twelve cases and two deaths are tied to an assisted living facility in Frederick, five residents and seven staff members at the HeartFields Assisted Living. One death was a resident and the other was an employee, county officials said.
Baltimore Mayor Young announces Baltimore’s homeless residents will be moved from emergency shelters to motels in the area.
April 7: 4,371 cases, over 100 deaths reported: Cases reported at 90 nursing homes, care facilities
Amid this news, Gov. Hogan announced the state has also approved dozens of new assisted living facilities and other residential sites amid the pandemic, including 27 assisted living facilities, 42 sites for people with developmental disabilities and six residential service agencies.
In a press conference, he announced a new executive order granting local health departments the power to deem a business as unsafe if they are not complying to social distancing measures throughout the state. The health departments are now able to limit operations, limit movement from and to the facility and even shut the business down.
He also announced strike teams to combat cases targeting the elderly at nursing homes, which are made up of Maryland National Guard, local and state health departments, Maryland Institue of Medical Service Systems and state hospital systems to bring triage emergency care, supplies, and equipment to nursing homes.
The former Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb joins Maryland’s coronavirus response team.
April 8: Maryland Cases Jump By More Than 1K In 24 Hours Due To Testing Backlog From Private Labs
5,529 cases of coronavirus were reported in Maryland on this date, according to number released Wednesday, April 10, and 124 people had died as a result of the virus.
That was an increase of 1,158 cases since Tuesday, April 7. There were 21 deaths overnight.
Gov. Larry Hogan said at least 30% of the increase was due to a backlog of tests from March.
April 9: Maryland Releases Racial Data On COVID-19 For The First Time
There were 6,185 cases of coronavirus in Maryland, according to numbers released Thursday, April 9, and 138 people had died as a result of the virus.
For the first time, the state released racial data on cases, with the majority of deaths being African Americans and double that of white Marylanders.
April 10: Nearly 7K COVID-19 Cases, 171 Deaths Reported In Maryland
There were 6,968 cases of coronavirus in Maryland, according to numbers posted by state officials Friday, April 10, and 171 deaths were reported.
The state added 738 cases since Thursday, April 9, but 397 people have recovered in all.
April 11: More than 7.6K COVID-19 Cases, 200 Deaths Reported in Maryland
The state health department reported 7,694 have tested positive for COVID-19 and 206 people have died, of which 85 were women and 121 were men. Among the latest victims, is a 27-year-old grocery clerk Leilani Jordan, who contracted COVID-19 in March and later died. She’s the first person in her 20s to died of coronavirus in the state.
April 12: More than 8,000 COVID-19 cases, 235 Deaths Reported in Maryland
There were 8,225 cases in Maryland as of Sunday, April 12, and 235 deaths were reported.
The state added 531 cases since Saturday, April 11, but 456 people have recovered overall.
Maryland released ZIP code data for the first time, breaking down COVID-19 cases by the areas around the states and within counties. The highest number of cases is in the 21215 ZIP code, in Baltimore.
April 13: Nearly 9,000 COVID-19 cases, 262 Deaths Reported in Maryland
According to the state health department, there were 8,936 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 262 people had died from the virus.
Of the 1,975 patients hospitals, 603 had been released from isolation.
The first inmate in a Maryland prison also died, according to the state correctional department.
April 14: More Than 9.4K COVID-19 Cases, 300 Deaths Reported In Maryland
There were more than 9,000 coronavirus cases and 300 deaths in Maryland, according to data released Tuesday, April 14.
The state health department reported at least 9,472 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 302 deaths. That’s an increase for 536 cases in just one day.
It also — initially — marked the deadliest day for the state since the coronavirus pandemic began.
April 15: More Than 10K COVID-19 Cases Reported In Maryland, 349 Deaths On Record
There were more than 10,000 coronavirus cases and 349 deaths in Maryland, according to data released Wednesday morning.
According to the state health department, 10,032 tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 560 cases since Tuesday.
There are also 64 death probably related to coronavirus. Those results are still pending.
Wednesday was the deadliest day in the state since the pandemic began with 349 deaths. 47 more in a single day.
Gov. Hogan also signed an executive order that will require all Marylanders to wear face coverings while in stores and on public transportation to limit the spread of COVID-19. That order went into effect Saturday, April 18, at 7 a.m.
April 16: Nearly 400 Deaths, 11K COVID-19 Cases Reported In Maryland
There were nearly 11,000 coronavirus cases and nearly 400 deaths in Maryland, according to new data released Thursday, April 16.
According to the state health department, 10,784 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in the state and 392 people had died. More than 750 cases were added in just one day. There are also 67 probable deaths reported.
More than 48,000 tested negative for the virus in the state and of the more than 2,450 hospitalized, 736 had been released from isolation.
A second person in their 20s also died from coronavirus.
April 17: More Than 11.5K COVID-19 Cases, 425 Deaths Reported In Maryland
There were more than 11,000 coronavirus cases and more than 400 deaths in Maryland, according to data released Friday, April 17.
According to the state health department, there were 11,572 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 425 have died from the virus and 69 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 788 cases since Thursday, April 16.
More than 50,000 Marylanders had tested negative for the virus. Of the 2,612 hospitalized, 736 people had been released from isolation.
April 18: Gov. Hogan’s Executive Order Requiring All Marylanders Wear Face Coverings In Businesses, Public Transit Goes Into Effect
An executive order signed by Gov. Larry Hogan Wednesday requiring all Marylanders to wear face coverings while in stores and on public transportation to limit the spread of COVID-19 went into effect Saturday at 7 a.m.
There were also more than 12,000 coronavirus cases and more than 450 deaths in Maryland, according to data released Saturday, April 19.
According to the state health department, there were 12,308 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 463 had died from the virus and 71 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 736 coronavirus cases since Friday, April 17.
April 19: More Than 12.8K COVID-19 Cases, 486 Deaths Reported In Maryland
There are now more than 12,800 coronavirus cases and nearly 500 deaths in Maryland, according to new data released Sunday morning.
According to the state health department, there are now 12,830 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 486 have died from the virus and 62 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 522 coronavirus cases.
The 522 new cases reported is the lowest number in the past 12 days, when 326 new cases were reported on April 7.
Sunday also marked the second straight day that the number of reported COVID-19 cases in Maryland decreased.
More than 55,061 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus. Of the 2,886 hospitalized, 914 people have been released from isolation.
April 20: More Than 13.6K COVID-19 Cases, 500 Deaths Reported In Maryland
According to the state health department, there are now 13,684 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 516 have died from the virus and 66 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 854 coronavirus cases since Sunday morning. Over the weekend, the numbers decreased two days in a row.
April 21: More Than 14K COVID-19 Cases, Nearly 600 Deaths Reported In Maryland
According to the state health department, there are now 14,193 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 584 have died from the virus and 68 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 509 coronavirus cases since Monday morning.
Beginning Tuesday, the state will display current hospitalizations, ICU beds, and acute beds, as well as deaths by date of occurrence.
More than 59,400 tested negative for COVID-19 in the state and of the 3,158 hospitalized over the span of the virus, 930 were released from isolation. Currently, 1,433 people are hospitalized with 526 in intensive care and 907 are in acute care.
The 21215 zip code remains at the top for the number of cases.
Gov. Larry Hogan amended his previous executive order closing businesses including salons and barber shops. Those businesses can remain open but only for essential workers. They must only have one customer inside at a time, wear masks or face coverings and the customer must have documentation from their employer that they require grooming within the employer’s standards.
April 22: More Than 14.7K Cases Reported In Maryland, Up 582 Since Tuesday
Maryland’s number of coronavirus cases went up again overnight into Wednesday, and now nearly 14,800 people have tested positive and 631 people have died, more than Washington, D.C. and Virginia combined.
According to the state health department, there are now 14,775 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 631 people have died from the virus, along with 67 probable deaths reported.
More than 61,500 people have tested negative, and of the 3,325 people ever hospitalized over the span of the virus, 981 have been released from isolation. There are currently 1,432 people hospitalized, with 905 in acute care and 527 in intensive care.
Gov. Larry Hogan has long been concerned about hospitals being able to keep up with a surge in patients, but the opening of the field hospital at the convention center this weekend may bring some relief.
April 23: COVID-19 Cases Grow By Nearly 1K In A Day In Maryland, State Still Preparing For Hospital Surge
The number of coronavirus cases rose in Maryland on Thursday, April 23, with the state reporting 962 more COVID-19 cases in one day. However, that’s something officials said would happen as testing becomes more widely available.
According to the state health department, there were 15,737 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 680 people had died from the virus, along with 68 probable deaths reported. In a press conference Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan had said the state still has not reached its peak.
April 24: More Than 700 COVID-19 Deaths Reported In Maryland, Cases Reach Over 16.6K
More than 16,600 cases of coronavirus and more than 700 deaths were reported in Maryland on Friday, April 24, according to numbers released by officials. The state added 879 cases since Thursday.
According to the state health department, there were 16,616 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 723 people had died from the virus, along with 75 probable deaths reported.
Gov. Larry Hogan also announced he is hoping to lift the stay at home order sometime in May as long as the state’s number of coronavirus-related deaths and hospitalizations begin a downward trend.
The governor said he and the state’s experts are looking for that downward trend over a period of 14 days to determine when it’ll be safe to reopen the state.
April 25: More Than 17.7K COVID-19 Cases, Nearly 800 Deaths Reported In Maryland
There are now more than 17,000 coronavirus cases and nearly 800 deaths in Maryland, according to new data released Saturday morning.
According to the state health department, there are now 17,766 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 797 have died from the virus and 78 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 1,150 coronavirus cases.
More than 71,000 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus. Over 1,100 people have been released from isolation. Currently, 1,408 people are hospitalized as a result of the virus. Nearly 900 people are in acute care and just over 530 are in intensive care.
April 26: More Than 18,000 COVID-19 Cases, More Than 800 Deaths Reported In Maryland
There are now more than 18,000 coronavirus cases and more than 800 deaths in Maryland, according to new data released Sunday morning.
According to the state health department, there are now 18,581 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 827 have died from the virus and 83 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 815 coronavirus cases.
More than 78,000 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus. Over 1,100 people have been released from isolation. Currently, 1,463 people are hospitalized as a result of the virus. Over 900 people are in acute care and 530 are in intensive care.
April 27: More Than 19,000 COVID-19 Cases, More Than 850 Deaths Reported In Maryland
There are now more than 19,000 coronavirus cases and more than 800 deaths in Maryland, according to new state data released Monday morning.
According to the state health department, there are now 19,487 cases in the state, and 858 have died from the virus and 87 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 906 coronavirus cases.
More than 85,400 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus. Over 1,200 people have been released from isolation. Currently, 1,513 people are hospitalized as a result of the virus, up less than 100 people from Sunday.
Over 950 people are in acute care and 535 people are in intensive care.
Also on April 27, Baltimore’s city council unanimously approved extending the city’s state of emergency indefinitely, the 250-bed field hospital at the Baltimore Convention Center opened and Gov. Hogan directed the Maryland Department of Health to publish COVID-19 data on nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
April 28: Cases In Maryland Surpass 20,000, Over 900 Deaths
There are now over 20,000 cases of the coronavirus in Maryland, and over 900 people have died, according to state numbers released Tuesday morning.
According to the state health department, there are now 20,113 cases in the state, and 929 people have died from the virus with 87 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 626 coronavirus cases since Monday.
More than 87,600 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus. At this time, 1,295 people have been released from isolation. There are currently 1,528 people hospitalized as a result of the virus.
There are 977 people in acute care and 551 in intensive care.
There have been 4,268 people ever hospitalized for the virus in Maryland, state data shows.
Maryland released more detailed information about the number of coronavirus cases and deaths at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
The data shows just over half of the state’s COVID-19 deaths and more than one in five of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state have been at nursing homes, assisted living facilities and correctional facilities.
On this date, the highest number of cases at a nursing home is 220 at FutureCare In Lochearn. The highest number of deaths at a nursing home is 33 at Sagepoint Nursing and Rehabilitation in La Plata.
April 29: Nearly 1,000 People Confirmed Dead From COVID-19, Hospitalizations Continue Rising
According to the state health department, there are 20,849 cases in the state and 985 people have died of the virus and 93 more people are reported as probable deaths.
There have been 736 cases added since Tuesday.
Hospitalizations continue to rise this week, with 1,645 people hospitalized, 1,060 are in acute care and 585 people are in intensive care.
Throughout the course of the coronavirus pandemic, 4,402 people have ever been hospitalized for treatment.
More than 90,000 people have tested negative for the virus, and 1,361 people have been released from isolation.
Gov. Hogan announced Wednesday he has issued an executive order that requires universal testing for all staff and residents at all Maryland nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
He also announced a new testing site will be opening at the Perdue Stadium to specifically test poultry workers after 262 Maryland poultry workers tested positive for the virus.
April 30: Over 1,000 People Confirmed Dead From COVID-19, With Over 21,000 Cases Confirmed In Maryland
According to the state health department, the state has added 893 cases since Wednesday.
There are 21,742 cases in the state and 1,047 people have died of the virus and 93 more people are reported as probable deaths. Currently, 1,711 people are hospitalized, with 590 in intensive care and 1,121 in acute care- both slightly up from Wednesday’s numbers.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, 4,559 Marylanders have ever been hospitalized.
Gov. Larry Hogan also revealed Thursday the state took extraordinary measures to safeguard the 500,000 tests he and First Lady Yumi Hogan obtained for $9 million from South Korea from possible confiscation by U.S. officials.
WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren reports the tests will begin to go to nursing homes in Maryland, among other hot spots.
May 1: Nearly 1.1K COVID-19 Deaths Reported In Maryland, No. Of Hospitalizations Decrease Slightly
There are at least 23,472 cases of coronavirus in Maryland, according to new numbers released Friday morning.
That’s an increase of 1,730 people testing positive since Thursday. There are also at least 1,098 deaths reported in the state with an additional 94 probable deaths.
A total of 4,718 people have been hospitalized for the virus overtime with 1,688 still hospitalized. Of those in the hospital, 568 remain in the ICU. The number of hospitalizations did slightly decrease from Thursday from 1,711 as well as the number of people in the ICU went down by just over 20 people.
Gov. Larry Hogan said he is closely monitoring hospitalization numbers to decide when the state should reopen.
Hogan also announced he requested a CDC team come to Maryland to help with the COVID-19 outbreak among poultry workers.
May 2: More Than 24.4K COVID-19 Cases, 1,156 Deaths Reported In Maryland
There are now more than 24,000 coronavirus cases and more than 1,000 deaths in Maryland, according to new data released Saturday morning.
According to the state health department, there are now 24,473 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 1,156 have died from the virus and 95 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 1,001 coronavirus cases.
More than 101,049 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus. Over 1,590 people have been released from isolation. Currently, 1,657 people are hospitalized as a result of the virus. Over 1,000 people are in acute care and 566 are in intensive care.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds also honored frontline healthcare workers and first responders battling the COVID-19 pandemic with formation flights in Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Atlanta.
Flyovers in Baltimore started at 11:30 a.m. and lasted about 15 minutes.
May 3: More Than 25.4K COVID-19 Cases, 1,182 Deaths Reported In Maryland
There are now more than 25,400 coronavirus cases and 1,182 deaths reported in Maryland, according to new data released Sunday morning.
According to the state health department, there are now 25,462 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 1,182 have died from the virus and 99 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 989 coronavirus cases.
More than 107,000 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus. Over 1,600 people have been released from isolation. Currently, 1,635 people are hospitalized as a result of the virus. Over 1,000 people are in acute care and 565 are in intensive care.
Three Maryland lawmakers sue Gov. Hogan over two executive orders that are part of his state of emergency actions.
May 4: More Than 26.4K COVID-19 Cases, Over 1,200 Deaths Reported In Maryland. Hospitalizations Slightly Rise
There are now more than 26,400 coronavirus cases and 1,216 deaths reported in Maryland, according to new data released Monday morning.
According to the state health department, there are now 26,408 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 1,216 people have died from the virus, with 101 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 946 cases confirmed since Sunday.
More than 110,000 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus, and 1,695 people have been released from isolation.
Hospitalizations rose slightly since Sunday, now at 1,649 people hospitalized. At this time, there are 1,086 people in acute care and 563 people in intensive care.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, 5,199 people have ever been hospitalized.
Ocean City’s mayor announced that the beaches and boardwalk would reopen to local residents only.
May 5: COVID-19 Cases Down For The Fourth Straight Day, 74 Deaths Reported Matching Highest Daily Increase Since April 25
There are now more than 27,000 coronavirus cases and nearly 1,300 deaths reported in Maryland, according to new data released Tuesday morning.
There have been 709 new cases- down for the fourth day in a row. There were 74 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
According to the state health department, there are now 27,117 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 1,290 people have officially died from the virus, with 100 probable deaths.
More than 112,000 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus, and 1,810 people have been released from isolation.
There are currently 1,693 people hospitalized, up slightly from 1,649 on Monday. There are 1,120 people in acute care and 573 in intensive care.
Ocean City says they will not enforce the local-only mandate when they open beaches back up on May 9, and will not require people to wear masks at the beaches starting Saturday.
May 6: COVID-19 Case Decline Ends, But Hospitalizations Flatten Slightly With Just +14 Cases, Schools Close
There are now more than 28,000 coronavirus cases and over 1,300 deaths reported in Maryland, according to new data released Wednesday morning.
According to the state health department, there are 28,163 cases confirmed in the state, up 1,046 cases since Tuesday. Currently, 1,338 people have died from the virus, with 99 probable deaths reported.
More than 115,000 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus and 1,903 people have been released from isolation.
Hospitalizations saw a slight plateau in new cases, only up 14 since Tuesday. There are currently 1,707 people hospitalized in the state from the virus, with 1,123 in acute care and 584 in intensive care.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, 5,497 people have been hospitalized.
Maryland schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year.
Hogan also ordered an investigation into Blue Flame Medical for possible fraud related to PPE.
May 7: Over 1,200 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In One Day, Deaths Jump Past 1,400
There are now more than 29,000 coronavirus cases and over 1,400 deaths reported in Maryland, according to new data released Thursday morning.
According to state numbers, there are 29,374 cases- up 1,211 cases since Wednesday. Currently, 1,401 people have died from the virus with 102 more probable deaths reported.
More than 119,000 people have tested negative for the virus and 2,029 people have been released from isolation.
Hospitalizations went slightly down since Wednesday, with 1,683 people currently hospitalized. There are 1,099 people in acute care and 584 people in intensive care.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, 5,663 people have been hospitalized in the state.
Gov. Hogan also vetoed a number of bills, including the Kirwan Commission’s Blueprint for Maryland’s Future and a bill increasing funding for Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) by nearly $580 million.
He cited “economic turmoil” from coronavirus based on his decisions.
“As I made clear last month, given these challenges, it would be irresponsible to allow legislation that requires increasing spending to become law,” Gov. Hogan said. “I am committed to working with legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle as we confront these difficult budget choices on the road to economic recovery.”
May 8: Hospitalizations Remain Flat, More Than 30K Reported Coronavirus Cases In The State
There are now more than 30,000 cases of coronavirus reported in the state of Maryland, according to new numbers released by the state Friday morning. The good news: hospitalizations remain flat.
There’s a total of 30,485 cases of COVID-19 reported in the state of Maryland. Those numbers are up 1,111 since Thursday.
More than 1,450 lives have been taken due to the virus as well. There are 107 probable deaths also reported.
But there’s some good news, the flattening of the curve continues in Maryland.
Hospitalizations remained flat for another day with 1,674 currently in the hospital, which is slightly down from Thursday when there were 1,683. Of the total, 571 remain in intensive care.
Throughout the pandemic 5,811 have been hospitalized across the state of which 2,041 have been released from isolation.
There have also been more than 121,700 negative test results in Maryland.
Beaches and the boardwalk at Ocean City, Maryland will reopen Saturday, May 9. Officials are urging people to continue to practice social distancing and to limit groups to 10 people or less.
May 9: Hospitalizations still remain flat as COVID-19 cases climb over 31,000
Maryland reported 31,534 cases of coronavirus on May 9, 1,049 more than the day before. The number of people hospitalized decreased from 1,674 on May 8 to 1,665 on May 9.
Fifty-seven new deaths were also reported, bringing the state’s total to 1,510.
The beach and boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, also reopened on May 9. The line for Thrasher’s French Fries near the Inlet stretched around the store as more than 50 people waited outside the Ocean City mainstay. There were signs asking customers to socially distance themselves.
Some restrictions at Baltimore reservoirs were lifted. Some activities were allowed again at Liberty, Loch Raven and Prettyboy reservoirs.
May 10: Confirmed cases top 32,000 as hospitalizations remain flat
Maryland reported 32,587 cases of COVID-19 and 1,640 current hospitalizations as of May 10. The overall number is up 1,053 cases from the previous day but the number of hospitalizations decreased by 25.
More than half of the state’s 1,538 coronavirus-related deaths have been residents at nursing homes.
May 11: Maryland sees the largest decline in hospitalizations as cases reach more than 33K
Maryland health officials reported 33,373 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state, according to the new numbers released Monday morning, but the good news is the state also reported its biggest daily drop in hospitalizations.
COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped by nearly 100 since Sunday morning. And even more good news, the number of ICU cases also dropped; there are currently 585 patients in intensive care as of Monday. That number dropped from 611 reported on Sunday.
Of the more than 6,100 that were hospitalized during the pandemic, nearly 2,300 people have been released from the hospital.
Even with the decline in numbers, 35 more people died from coronavirus since Sunday. In total, 1,573 people have died of COVID-19 in Maryland and there are 110 more probable deaths.
May 12: 70 Deaths Reported Over A 24-Hour Period, According To State Officials
Coronavirus hospitalizations and ICU cases remain flat in Maryland Tuesday as total reported cases top 34,000, according to new numbers released by the state.
Hospitalizations slightly increased by almost 20 cases from 1,544 to 1,563 in a day and ICU cases increased by five to 590.
On Tuesday, the state reported a total of 34,061 coronavirus cases over the span of the pandemic. Of those cases, 6,287 patients were hospitalized and a total of 2,394 were released from isolation.
Although the numbers are flattening, a total 1,643 people have died from coronavirus and there are a reported 113 probable deaths. The number of COVID-19 related deaths increased by 70 over a 24-hour period.
May 13: Hogan Announces Stay At Home Order Will Be Lifted Friday
Gov. Larry Hogan announced the stay at home order would be lifted Friday at 5 p.m. launching phase 1 of the state’s recovery plan.
Maryland officials report nearly 35,000 cases of coronavirus as the state continues to see a flattening of the curve. COVID-19 hospitalizations remain flat Wednesday at 1,550 — slightly down from Tuesday’s number of 1,563.
On Wednesday, the state reported a total of 34,812 coronavirus cases over the span of the pandemic. Of those cases, 6,404 patients were hospitalized and a total of 2,456 were released from isolation. ICU cases also dropped from 590 to 572.
Although the numbers are flattening, a total 1,694 people have died from coronavirus and there are another 115 probable deaths. Fifty one more Marylanders have died since Tuesday.
There have been more than 138,762 negative tests in the state.
May 14: Hospitalizations Remain Flat As State Nears 36K COVID-19 Cases
Hospitalizations remain flat Thursday morning as Maryland reports nearly 36,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state.
According to state officials, there are a total 35,903 COVID-19 cases reported in the state, an increase of 1,091 since Wednesday.
However, both the number of current hospitalizations and patients in ICU slightly decreased. Hospitalizations are now at 1,538, down 12 from Wednesday and ICU cases are down three to 569.
A total of 1,748 people have died from this virus in Maryland, the state also reported Thursday, and there are 118 probable deaths.
On Thursday, counties are expected to announce if they will be following the phase 1 reopening along with the state Friday or if they will do a more staggered approach.
May 15: Counties Announce How They Will Begin The Reopening Process
Counties across Maryland have announced what their specific reopening process will look like after Gov. Hogan lifted the “stay-at-home” order which went into effect on Friday, May 16, at 5 p.m.
Several counties made the decision to extend their stay at home orders: Baltimore City, Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. Anne Arundel and Baltimore, Frederick and Howard counties are allowing some things to reopen, but with restrictions. Carroll and Harford counties are following the governor’s “safer at home” guidelines. Cecil and Harford counties will reopen following the state’s guidelines.
As far as cases, hospitalizations remain flat as Maryland reports nearly 37,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state.
May 16: Number of cases approaches 38,000; hospitalizations remain steady
State officials reported 37,968 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 982 from the previous day. The number of hospitalizations increased slightly from 1,496 to 1,500; the number of confirmed deaths reached 1,842 with another 115 suspected deaths.
It was also the first full day that the stay at home order was lifted and the safer at home public health advisor went into effect. However, Gov. Hogan has given each jurisdiction the ability to decide how they want to reopen.
Gov. Hogan also made a special announcement that the 145th Running of the Preakness Stakes will be held on October 3.
May 17: Number of hospitalizations drops to the lowest point in 22 days
State officials reported 38,804 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,876 confirmed deaths.
The number of hospitalizations fell from 1,500 to 1,460, marking its lowest rate in 22 days.
May 18: Hospitalizations continue to generally decline, total cases in Maryland near 40,000.
The total number of cases is 39,762 as of Monday morning. Throughout the course of the pandemic, 1,903 Marylanders have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19 and another 120 people are considered probable deaths, officials say. The state added 958 cases since Sunday morning.
The number of hospitalized patients dropped from 1,460 to 1,447 since Sunday, continuing the downward trend of hospitalizations in the state. Of those hospitalized, 555 people are in intensive care and 892 people are in acute care.
WJZ has learned that a 15-year-old Baltimore girl may have died from coronavirus. The teen was being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Daryana Dyson died Saturday at the hospital. She would be the youngest person to die in the state from COVID-19.
May 19: Maryland sees large jump in coronavirus cases as total reaches more than 41K
There are now more than 41,000 positive cases of coronavirus in Maryland, jumping more than 1,700 in one day. Despite the increase in cases, hospitalizations drop again Tuesday by about 20 cases to 1,421.
A total of 1,963 people have died from coronavirus in the state with 118 more probable deaths.
But, ICU numbers dropped from 555 to 537 in a day as well.
On Monday, the family of 15-year-old Daryana Dyson reported she may have died from coronavirus Saturday after receiving treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her death is still not reflected in the state’s count. The state is awaiting autopsy results before her death is confirmed due to COVID-19.
Prince George’s and Montgomery county remain at the top for the number of cases. One Baltimore city zip code, 21224, remains at on the Top 10 list.
May 20: Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue Downward Trend As Death Toll Surpasses 2,000
More than 2,000 people have died from coronavirus in Maryland, according to new numbers released by the state Wednesday morning.
Maryland health officials report 42,323 total cases of coronavirus in the state as of Wednesday morning, growing 777 since the previous day. Hospitalizations continue a downward trend with a 1,410 currently hospitalized of which 539 remain in ICU.
Officials report 2,004 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 and 119 more people may have died from the virus.
Baltimore City announced it has canceled all public events with 250 or more people through the end of August.
In addition, all events, including those with fewer than 250 people, have been canceled through May 31.
A federal judge also rejected a request to issue a temporary restraining order sought by people challenging Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s stay-at-home order in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake issued the order in response to a lawsuit filed by a group that included Del. Dan Cox, a Frederick Republican.
May 21: Hospitalizations below 1,400 as Maryland sees 1,208 new cases reported since the day before
Hospitalizations continue to drop as case numbers continue to grow in Maryland, according to new numbers Thursday morning.
The state has added 1,208 cases since Wednesday, bringing the total COVID-19 cases to 43,531. Of those cases, 2,045 people have died of the virus, with another 114 probable deaths.
Maryland health officials report that hospitalizations went from 1,410 to 1,374 as of Thursday morning; of which 526 remain in the ICU, with 848 in acute care.
May 22: Baltimore County reopens retail stores, barbershops, hair salons. State reports lowest level of hospitalizations since April 19.
Maryland is reporting its lowest level of coronavirus hospitalizations since April 19, according to state numbers Friday morning.
The state has added 893 cases since Thursday morning.
Maryland health officials report there are a total of 44,424 coronavirus cases confirmed in the state, and 2,092 people have died of the virus with another 115 who probably died from the virus.
More than negative 180,000 people have tested negative in Maryland. Throughout the course of the pandemic, 7,634 people were ever hospitalized, with 3,243 released from isolation.
There are 1,329 people currently hospitalized for the virus, with 506 in intensive care, down from 526 people on Thursday. There are 823 people in acute care, the state says.
May 23: Hospitalizations continue to decrease as the number of confirmed cases tops 45,000
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland topped 45,000 as of May 23. Despite that, the number of people hospitalized due to the virus continued to decrease.
The state reported 45,495 confirmed cases and 2,130 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus. The number of hospitalizations decreased slightly from 1,329 the day prior to 1,320 on May 23.
Memorial Day weekend beachgoers flocked to the boardwalk in Ocean City, leading to some crowded areas.
May 24: Hospitalizations drop below 1,300; cases top 46,000
The number of people currently hospitalized due to the coronavirus dropped below 1,300 to 1,290. Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases climbed to 46,313 and the number of confirmed deaths reached 2,162. Another 115 deaths are listed as probable.
In Ocean City, cooler temperatures helped keep the number of visitors at bay.
May 25: Hospitalizations continue general decline, cases top 47,000.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Maryland topped 47,000 while the number of hospitalizations continues to drop steadily.
Hospitalizations have dropped by more than 25 percent since April 30, Gov. Hogan’s communications director Mike Ricci said.
The latest numbers show a decline in the number of hospitalizations from 1,290 to 1,279 on Monday. There are currently 517 people in intensive care and 762 people in acute care.
There are a total of 47,152 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, up 839 cases since Sunday.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump visited Fort McHenry to mark the Memorial Day holiday despite city leaders urging him not to come. Baltimore remains under a stay-at-home order.
May 26: Maryland’s declining hospitalization streak comes to an end.
After days of general decline, hospitalizations have gone up slightly in Maryland, according to new state numbers.
The latest numbers show there are 47,687 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state, and 2,217 people have died from the virus, with another 116 probable deaths.
Hospitalizations grew from 1,279 to 1,315 as of Tuesday morning, an increase of 36 people.
Over the course of the pandemic, 8,179 people have been hospitalized due to the virus, with 520 people in ICUs and 795 in acute care. Throughout the pandemic, 3,334 people have been released from isolation.
At this time, 206,800 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus.
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced that retail stores, barbershops and hair salons will be able to operate at 50% capacity starting May 29 at 7 a.m. with some specific industry-related guidelines.
Mayor Jack Young announced the Baltimore City will allow curbside retail pick-up starting Wednesday, May 26, at 9 a.m. Mayor Young also announced that outdoor exercise classes will be allowed for ten or fewer people. Gyms must still remain closed.
City officials announced a slight decrease in positive coronavirus cases in the city and said they are starting to see promising numbers.
May 27: Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations increase slightly again for the second day in a row.
Hospitalizations slightly increased for the second day in a row in Maryland, according to new data released Wednesday.
Hospitalizations went from 1,315 to 1,338 in 24 hours. Of those hospitalized, 520 are in the ICU. Maryland state health officials reported 48,423 confirmed cases of coronavirus as well. That’s an increase of 736 cases since Tuesday.
Maryland officials report that a total of 2,270 people have died from coronavirus, that 53 more people since Tuesday, and there are 122 more people they suspect died from the virus as well.
A total of 8,281 people have been hospitalized over the span of the pandemic and 3,401 have been released from isolation.
More than 213,600 negative tests results have been reported across the state.
Baltimore City opened curbside retail Wednesday.
Gov. Hogan also announced that outdoor dining service could resume with restrictions in place beginning on Friday, May 29, at 5 p.m.
The governor also said that youth clubs, outdoor swimming pools and low-contact sports practices could resume that same day and time.