Seven more Marylanders have died from the new coronavirus, officials said Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to at least 22.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland has risen to at least 1,660 as of Tuesday, the day after Gov. Larry Hogan issued an executive order requiring residents to stay at home except for essential activities, state officials said. Tuesday’s total represented an additional 247 cases in the state, an 18% increase over the previous day.
Three of the most recent deaths include two men in their 80s — one from Carroll County, the other from Howard — both with underlying health conditions, as well as a Prince George’s County man in his 40s without underlying health issues, according Hogan’s spokesman.
Carroll County officials announced that three more residents at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy died from COVID-19, bringing the total to five deaths at the facility after an outbreak. The residents who died Tuesday were two men in their 70s and a woman in her 60s, each with underlying conditions, the Carroll County Health Department said.
Another victim was a woman in her 70s, was the third Baltimore resident to die from the acute respiratory disease, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced Tuesday.
Young said the woman’s death is a “tragic reminder” of the danger of the new coronavirus. He urged residents to stay home and take the disease seriously.
“This is our chance to save lives in our city,” he said.
Hogan reiterated the need for more protective supplies for health care workers and more tests in an appearance on CNN on Tuesday morning.
“Without the tests, we really are flying blind," Hogan said. “We are really guessing where the outbreaks are.”
Montgomery and Prince George’s counties continue to lead the state in known cases Tuesday with 388 and 341, respectively. Baltimore County had 227, Baltimore City had 187, Anne Arundel County had 127, Howard County had 117, Carroll County had 92, Charles County had 40, Frederick County had 33 and Harford County had 25, the state said.
Of those confirmed to have the disease, 335 were in their 50s; 304 were in their 40s; 290 were in their 30s; 260 were in their 60s; 215 were in their 20s; 157 were in their 70s, and 32 were ages 10-19, the state said. Sixty-one of those with confirmed cases were older than 80 and six were younger than 9.
Women represent 856 of the patients, and the other 804 are men, according to the state.
The number of negative coronavirus tests administered in Maryland has reached 14,868, and 53 people have been released from isolation, state officials said.
The D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area had 2,709 confirmed cases as of Monday and is likely to face a similar wave of cases to the New York area, which has had nearly 1,000 deaths, Hogan said.
Baltimore Sun reporters Pamela Wood, Talia Richman and McKenna Oxenden contributed to this article.