The number of Montgomery County coronavirus cases has increased to 255, according to figures the state Department of Health released Saturday morning.
There were 127 cases on Wednesday, which increased to 164 on Thursday and 208 on Friday. Montgomery County cases have doubled since Wednesday.
As of Saturday morning, there are 992 confirmed cases in Maryland, up from 774 on Friday. The state has seen an increase of 569 cases over the last three days.
Maryland’s fifth coronavirus death was announced Friday by the Maryland Department of Health. Officials said in the statement the victim was an Anne Arundel County resident in his 80s.
The Maryland Department of Health announced Tuesday the state’s fourth death as a result of coronavirus. Health officials said the victim was a Prince George’s County resident in his 60s who suffered from an underlying medical condition.
Maryland’s third coronavirus death was reported on Saturday, March 21. The Montgomery County resident was a woman in her 40s who suffered from underlying medical conditions.
The second coronavirus death in the state was reported Friday, March 20. The Baltimore County resident was in his 60s and he had underlying medical issues.
The State’s first coronavirus death was reported Wednesday, March 18. The patient was a Prince George’s County man in his 60s who suffered from an underlying medical condition.
Montgomery County has the highest number of Maryland’s cases – 255 which accounts for 26% of the state total – and Prince George’s County has the next highest total with 196 cases. As of Saturday morning, Baltimore County is reporting 112 positive coronavirus cases, making it the third-highest in the state.
Of the total Maryland cases, 226 were hospitalized at some point and 32 have been released from isolation. According to the Maryland Department of Health, 11,516 Marylanders tested negative for coronavirus.
Government and health officials emphasize that the number of confirmed cases will grow as more residents across the state are tested.
Health officials caution that the number of confirmed cases will grow as more residents across the state are tested.