The 19th case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Maryland is from Prince George’s County bringing the county total to 7 as of this post. Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks mentions the 7th case in PG County in this Community Connections Newsletter – Coronavirus Update.

Here is the updated cases by county in Maryland:

  • 7 in Prince George’s County
  • 6 in Montgomery County
  • 2 in Baltimore County
  • 1 in Harford County
  • 1 Charles County
  • 1 Anne Arundel County
  • 1 Carroll County

The Maryland Department of Health website is still a little behind at the moment reporting on 17 confirmed cases (not having the count updated for this case or the case in Carroll County).

It does seem like it may be harder to track the count by county going forward if the Governor is no longer reporting that information. The Baltimore Sun seems to think that future confirmed reports will come from local health departments. Might be tough for this little blog to track it all by county…but will do the best I can using the various news resources out there…like WJZ reporting this “Coronavirus In Maryland: 19 Positive Coronavirus Cases Reported“.

The nationwide number is now over 2,300 with 50 reported deaths (according to Worldometer). Here is a chart of new confirmed cases over time in the US:

According to the chart above the number of confirmed cases in the US on March 2nd was 100…and that number was 2,247 on March 13th.

Here is a site to watch for information on Maryland cases: https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Pages/Novel-coronavirus.aspx

This is a good site to keep up to date with the latest coronavirus announcements worldwide:   https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Scott E

3 COMMENTS

  1. Does anyone find it weird that all counties surrounding Howard have a case? Is that because there are no tests available in Howard county right now?

  2. This is an utter failure of the federal government to provide test kits to medical facilities across this country. This failure has left all states and local municipalities to figure it out for themselves. Many hospitals have solved this problem by swabbing patients and sending to a lab. We need to identify critical COVID-19 patients early so they can receive breathing treatments to get ahead of the pneumonia onset. It is likely that thousands of people in Maryland have already contracted the virus, but asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and choosing to stay at home versus contacting a medical professional. I think we should scrap the “federal test kits” (we know that model doesn’t work) and do simple nasal swabs. That’s a low cost simple solution available now that we can implement en mass.

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