Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Maryland
A regularly-updated map of confirmed COVID-19 cases, borough by borough.
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Maryland
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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Cases, updates, and charts on the coronavirus crisis for each US state and territory. Just follow the links below.
Maryland Department of Health
This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) will provide updates as they become available.
NOTE: All positive test results are reported to MDH in real-time and are included in the daily confirmed cases count. Negative test counts are cumulative, reflecting updated totals reported by public and private labs providing testing to Maryland clinicians.Background.
Use your head — Slow the spread
All Marylanders are advised to take precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water
- Cover your mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Avoid contact with sick people
- If you are sick, stay home and call your health care provider
- Practice social distancing — keep distance between yourself and others and avoid crowds
All Marylanders are also advised to practice social distancing. Social distancing is a way to keep people from interacting closely or frequently enough to spread an infectious disease. Social distancing can take many forms, depending on your lifestyle and your family and work situation, and can include the following habits and steps:
- Avoid handshaking, hugging and other intimate types of greeting
- Avoid non-essential travel (your health care provider may have specific guidance for your situation)
- Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces
- Work from home if possible for your work situation
- Avoid unnecessary errands — consider ways to have essential items, like food and other household supplies, brought to your house through online delivery services or through family or social networks.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, thought to be able to spread like the cold or flu through:
- Coughing and sneezing, which creates respiratory droplets
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Shortness of breath
- In more severe cases, pneumonia (infection in the lungs)
The vast majority of people recover from this infection. Most people will have mild or moderate symptoms. Older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions like diabetes, immune suppression or heart or lung disease have a greater risk for more serious illness.
Maryland will launch statewide testing for COVID-19 as soon as supplies are available.
People with symptoms, particularly those over 60 or those with pre-existing medical conditions, are most at risk and should be tested. People with no symptoms and healthy people with mild symptoms do not need a test in most cases. If you have symptoms, including fever, cough or shortness of breath, call your health care provider for next steps. If you don’t have a health care provider, call your local health department.
Health care providers order COVID-19 testing, so you will need to discuss testing with a health care provider. Please keep in mind that a health care provider’s decision to order COVID-19 testing is based on several factor including clinical judgment, availability of testing supplies and ability to safely collect specimens for testing. At this time, the Maryland Department of Health and local health departments do not collect specimens for COVID-19 testing.
If you have questions, please dial 2-1-1 or contact your local health department.
Coronavirus in Maryland News:
- September 26, 2020Two Baltimore city council members think giving bonuses to all sanitation workers can help solve trash issues
Two Baltimore city councilmen are calling on Mayor Jack Young to give bonuses and raises to all sanitation workers.Councilmen Zeke Cohen and Yitzy Schleifer also blame city leadership for what they ca …
- September 25, 2020BCPS announces changes to fall meal distribution program
Baltimore County Public Schools has announced changes to their fall meal distribution program, effective Monday, September 28.Eleven locations have been added to the list of distribution sites: 1460 H …
- September 25, 2020Ravens-Chiefs preview with ESPN's Hasselbeck
It is one of the most anticipated games of the season.The Ravens (2-0) host the Chiefs (2-0) on Monday Night Football.WMAR-2 Sports Reporter Shawn Stepner went 1-on-1 with former NFL quarterback Matt …
- September 25, 2020Organization participates in National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims as police investigate another deadly homicide
Organizations in Baltimore and across the country are participating in a day of remembrance for those lost to homicides.Friday marked National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. So far in Baltimor …
- September 25, 2020Body found near I-695 in Eastern Baltimore County on Thursday
Maryland State Police are investigating the discovery of a body found near I-695 in eastern Baltimore County Thursday.According to police, the discovery came at around 3 p.m. Anne Arundel County Polic …
- September 25, 2020Hampden man gets 100 years behind bars for beating, kidnapping woman on Beltway
A Hampden man will spend the rest of his life in prison.On Friday, 32-year-old Timothy Robert Meadows was sentenced to 100 years behind bars on multiple counts of kidnapping and armed carjacking.Back …
- September 25, 2020Charles Co. man gets year in prison for violating Hogan's COVID-19 orders
A Charles County judge on Friday sentenced a man to a year in prison for violating Governor Larry Hogan’s executive order limiting large gatherings.Shawn Marshall Myers, 41, was convicted of two count …
- September 25, 2020Group launches petition calling for Johnny Olszewski's removal from office
Former Maryland Delegate Pat McDonough and supporters of Vince’s Crab House are launching a petition, calling for Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski to be removed from office.The so called “J …
- September 25, 2020Baltimore Co. group tasked with looking into residential truck traffic
After years of complaints, Baltimore County is forming a work group to look into truck traffic in residential neighborhoods. The group will be made up of community members, county officials, and repre …
- September 25, 2020Elderly woman dies after being pulled from burning home in Crownsville
A 77-year-old woman died after being pulled from a burning home in Crownsville on Friday.Anne Arundel County Fire crews were called just after 10:30 am to the 800 block of Generals Highway.Flames were …