More than 1,000 new Covid-19 cases added in Maryland, over 2200 released from isolation
The Maryland Department of Health Sunday reported 1,053 new cases of the novel coronavirus since Saturday. State health officials say that brings the total of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 32, 587 in Maryland.
To this point 127,344 people have tested negative for the virus; 2,293 patients have been released from isolation. Also, Health officials say there are 1,640 people currently hospitalized, but that’s a 25-patient decrease –which is a third straight day to see a decline.
Maryland’s COVID-19 death toll increased by 28 as of Sunday had reached 1,538 and officials say there were 106 patients who probably died from the virus, but lab tests have not yet returned to confirm those results. Meanwhile, Health officials also say 611 people are in intensive care and 1,029 people are in acute care.
A top health official at Johns Hopkins University is concerned about states beginning to reopen their economies. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Dr. Tom Inglesby says he worries about a spike in cases due to more people being out and interacting with each other. The director of the Bloomberg School of Public Health specifically mentioned the possible impact on a state's health care system and new hotspots that may emerge. Inglesby also emphasized the need for more testing and contact tracing.
The number of Americans infected with the new coronavirus is topping 1.3 million. Johns Hopkins researchers report the number who have died in this country is approaching 79,000. The five states reporting the most deaths are New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Nearly 27,000 have died in New York alone. Globally, more than four million people are infected and almost 280,000 have died. The United Kingdom has moved ahead of Italy into second in the highest number of deaths, trailing only the U.S.