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Northwest Baltimore so far hardest hit by coronavirus as Maryland adds 531 new cases, 235 total deaths

Maryland health officials are now reporting confirmed coronavirus cases by ZIP code as the state confirmed 531 new patients since Saturday, with 235 total deaths resulting from the virus.

By ZIP code, Northwest Baltimore showed the highest singular concentration of cases with 137, officials said.

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The data reflects information released by the Baltimore City Health Department last week, which showed a high concentration of cases in the Arlington neighborhood and smaller pockets in other parts of North Baltimore.

Kata Hall, spokeswoman for Gov. Larry Hogan, wrote that the state is now up to 8,225 cases overall, with a high concentration in Silver Spring in Montgomery County.

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At least 125 cases were confirmed in the 20902, 20906 and 20904 ZIP codes, all within the Silver Spring area, for a combined 383 cases.

Prince George’s and Montgomery counties continue to lead all other Maryland counties in overall cases, with 2,035 cases and 1,631 cases, respectively.

Baltimore has the fourth-highest number of cases among all of Maryland’s counties and municipalities, with 812 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Hall also wrote that the confirmed cases continue to stay disproportionately black, as 2,988 of the confirmed cases were from African-American residents, the most cases among any single race in the state, despite not being the majority population.

The state still has incomplete racial demographic data, as the health department could not provide the information for 1,578 cases throughout the state, including 27 fatal infections.

Hall wrote that 1,860 people have been hospitalized due to the disease and that 456 have since been released from isolation.

Hogan wrote on Twitter the decision to release ZIP code specific data was made “so that Marylanders can better understand the spread of this deadly virus.”

This story will be updated.

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