Each morning, the Maryland Department of Health releases the number of confirmed coronavirus disease, or covid-19, cases in the state. The number of Montgomery County coronavirus cases increased to 498, according to the health departments statistics released Thursday morning.
The cases in the County continue to climb as there were 341 cases on Monday, which increased to 388 on Tuesday and 447 on Wednesday.
As of Thursday morning, there are 2,331 confirmed cases in Maryland, up from 1,985 on Wednesday. The state has seen an increase of 918 cases since Monday.
The total number of deaths in Maryland due to covid-19 is currently at 36, up from 31 Wednesday.
Wednesday afternoon the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services announced that a resident in his 60s died from coronavirus disease on Friday after being hospitalized.
Wednesday morning, the Maryland Department of Health reported 13 additional covid-19 deaths. According to a MDH tweet Wednesday evening, the victims included a Montgomery County man in his 70s, an Anne Arundel County woman over 80 years of age, an Anne Arundel County man in his 70s, a Prince George’s County man in his 60s, a Frederick County man in his 70s, a Montgomery County man over 80 years of age, a Calvert County man in his 50s, a Carroll County man in his 70s, a Carroll County many in his 70s, a Carroll County woman in her 60s, a Frederick County woman over 80 years of age, and a Baltimore County man in his 60s.
Montgomery County’s Coronavirus website now includes information on covid-19 cases and deaths in the County. The County’s Department of Health and Human Services will update the page twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Of the total Maryland cases, 582 were hospitalized at some point and 81 have been released from isolation. According to the Maryland Department of Health, there have been 18,890 negative coronavirus tests in the state.