Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Maryland have increased to at least 3,609 Sunday, with the death toll now at 67, officials said.
Maryland added 484 cases and 14 deaths since Saturday. Almost 25,000 people have tested negative for COVID-19 and 936 have been hospitalized.
Sixteen additional confirmed cases have arisen in Prince George’s County, which leads the state with 785 confirmed cases. Montgomery County has seen thirteen additional cases since Saturday, giving it a total of 693 confirmed cases.
Eight confirmed cases have been added in Carroll County (142), seven in Baltimore (394), six each in Baltimore County (590) and Anne Arundel County (319), three apiece in Howard County (199) and Frederick County (112) and one in Wicomico County (11).
The Maryland Department of Health on Sunday afternoon released additional information for the 14 deaths announced: A Baltimore woman in her 30s; two Baltimore County men, one in his 50s and the other in his 70s; two Carrol County women, one in her 60s and the other over 80; one Charles County women in her 70s; one Frederick County man in his 70s; four Montgomery County men, two in their 70s and one each in his 30s and 50s; and three Prince George’s County residents, two men over 80 and the other in his 70s, and a woman in her 70s.
The department did not release information regarding whether the victims had underlying medical conditions.
The increase in confirmed cases comes the morning after the Baltimore Police Southwest District was closed following one officer testing positive for COVID-19. All officers assigned to the Southwest District were ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days, state department officials said late Saturday.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan declared a “moment of prayer and reflection” at noon Sunday for those who have died from the coronavirus, along with the medical workers and first responders on the front lines of addressing the pandemic.
“Maryland unites in solemn respect and gratitude to pay homage to those who so courageously continue to do all that is within their power to heal and support our nation during this pandemic,” read a proclamation Hogan signed.
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