Maryland added 436 cases and 28 deaths since Sunday. More than 25,572 people have tested negative for COVID-19 and 184 have been released from isolation, according to state officials.
Prince George’s County saw the largest increase, with 23 new cases confirmed. The county leads the state with 916 confirmed cases. Montgomery County has seen 19 additional cases since Sunday, giving it a total of 793 confirmed cases, officials said.
Howard County reported three new cases since Sunday, bringing its total to 214 confirmed. Wicomico County reported added one new case Monday, bringing the total to 11, according to the state.
Of the confirmed cases in Maryland, 2,155 were confirmed in women and 1,890 were confirmed in men, state officials said.
Maryland state and health officials continue to brace for what is believed will be a bad two weeks. Some computer models that show how the pandemic may unfold, including one from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, say a peak in hospital use could come in late April. That would be just after a projected national peak in mid-April.
The outcomes the models produce change as information changes.
Other cities around the country are also bracing for a wave of coronavirus-related deaths as the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned Sunday that “this is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment.”
Over the weekend, the Baltimore Police Southwest District was briefly closed for cleaning after six officers and two employees 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.