Governor Larry Hogan updates Marylanders on the coronavirus while at a tour of the Baltimore Convention Center, which is being used by the National Guard.
Maryland’s fourth death from the new coronavirus was confirmed Tuesday, with the announcement coming on the same day the state reported 61 new cases of the virus, its highest single-day increase.
A Prince George’s County man in his 60s who suffered from underlying health conditions was the state’s fourth coronavirus-related death, the Maryland Department of Health announced Tuesday afternoon. Three of Maryland’s four deaths were men in their 60s with underlying health conditions, with two in Prince George’s County and the other in Baltimore County. A Montgomery County woman in her 40s, who also had underlying medical conditions, was announced Saturday as Maryland’s third death.
Four of the cases are people under 18, up one from Monday. More than 80% of Maryland’s confirmed cases are in people between ages 18 and 64, who represent 283 of them. The remaining 62 cases are those who are 65 or older, the group that is considered most at-risk to the virus.
Montgomery County has the highest number of cases Tuesday at 107, rising from 93 reported cases Monday. Prince George’s County saw the largest increase among counties, with 16 new cases bringing its total to 63. Baltimore County has 42 confirmed cases, one more than Baltimore City’s 41.
It’s unclear how many tests for the virus Maryland is administering daily, as it is one of a few states not yet reporting those numbers, though health officials did early on in the outbreak.
Ricci said via Twitter that Maryland has “started that process” to report negative tests, offering a better understanding of whether increases such as Tuesday’s indicate the further spread of the virus or simply a rise in the number of administered tests.