Coronavirus Cases Increase to 301 in Montgomery County, 1239 in Maryland, Deaths at 10

The number of Montgomery County coronavirus cases has increased to 301, according to figures the state Department of Health released Sunday morning.

The cases in the County continue to climb as there were 165 cases on Thursday, which increased to 208 on Friday and 255 on Saturday.

As of Sunday morning, there are 1,239 confirmed cases in Maryland, up from 992 on Saturday. The state has seen an increase of 659 cases since Thursday.

The total number of deaths in Maryland due to COVID-19 now stands at 10.

Maryland’s Department of Health announced the five deaths Saturday. Officials said in a statement the deaths included:  a Prince George’s County resident in his 50s; a Charles County resident in his 50s; a Wicomico County resident in her 60s with underlying medical conditions; a Baltimore City resident in her 60s with underlying medical conditions; and a Baltimore City resident in her 80s with underlying medical conditions.

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.

Saturday, Governor Hogan announced an outbreak of coronavirus at a Long-Term Care Facility in Carroll County. A total of 66 residents tested positive for the disease and 11 are currently hospitalized.

Of the total Maryland cases, 277 were hospitalized at some point and 39 have been released from isolation. According to the Maryland Department of Health, 12,354 Marylanders tested negative for coronavirus.

On Friday, Montgomery County announced three nursing homes are taking steps to prevent further spread after staff members and residents tested positive for COVID-19. The facilities include Brighton Gardens on Tuckerman Lane in Bethesda, Fox Chase Rehab and Nursing in Silver Spring, and Fairland Center on Fairland Road in Silver Spring. More information is available here.

Government and health officials emphasize that the number of confirmed cases will grow as more residents across the state are tested.

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