COVID-19 Numbers: Montgomery County Deaths Now 19, County Cases 793, State Cases Pass 4,000

Each morning by 11 a.m., the Maryland Department of Health releases the number of confirmed coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, cases in the state and the number of deaths. The number of Montgomery County coronavirus cases are now 793, according to the health departments statistics released Monday morning.

The cases in Montgomery County continue to climb as there were 566 on Friday, which increased to 640 on Saturday and 693 on Sunday. The number of COVID-19 deaths in the county increased to 19, from 13 Sunday.

As of Monday morning, there are 4,045 cases in Maryland, an increase of 436 from the 3,609 cases reported Sunday. The state has seen an increase of 1,287 cases since Friday.

The total number of deaths in Maryland due to COVID-19 is currently at 91, up from 67 Sunday. There is no additional information about the 24 victims at this time.

Governor Hogan enacted an emergency order Sunday with new requirements for Maryland nursing homes. The order requires nursing homes to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for staff, to expedite COVID-19 testing by using the Maryland State Lab, and to create separate observation areas for sick residents. The order also gives the State Office of Health Care Quality the responsibility to assist hospitals in discharging patients who require nursing-level care.

Of the total Maryland cases, 1,069 were hospitalized at some point and 184 have been released from isolation. According to the Maryland Department of Health, there have been 25,572 negative coronavirus tests in the state.

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