CORONAVIRUS

The Maryland Department of Health Saturday night announced five deaths as a result of COVID-19: 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 total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has now reached 288, with three deaths. At a news conference Monday, Governor Larry Hogan announced over the weekend, the state saw a 678% increase in new cases—a total of 98 new cases.

In light of the serious public health emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Hogan has issued an emergency order to close all casinos, racetracks, and simulcast betting facilities to the general public indefinitely.

The case involves a male in his 60s. The Baltimore City Health Department is currently investigating the case.

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