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:
- April 16, 2021First responders, top trauma medicine professionals honored at Celebration of Heroes
More than 65 first responders and top trauma medicine professionals who saved the lives of two critically ill patients were honored on Thursday at the 31st annual R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Celebrati …
- April 16, 2021Councilman asked to kick out homeless encampment; helps them instead
It started with a post on a neighborhood social media page that included the police, city officials, and news stations.A few days back someone saw tents set up where homeless people are living and wan …
- April 15, 2021Catalytic converters stolen in Bolton Hill
Catalytic converters have long been a target for thieves, but a number of communities across the country have seen an uptick in thefts recently, including in Baltimore’s Bolton Hill.”I’ve been watchin …
- April 15, 2021Man found lying on I-495 after allegedly jumping out of vehicle, MDSP investigating
Maryland State Police are investigating an incident where a man was found lying in the travel portion of I-495 after allegedly jumping out of a vehicle.The man involved in the incident is identified a …
- April 15, 2021Recognizing the difference between COVID-19 symptoms and seasonal allergies in your child
We’ve made our way into allergy season, and with COVID-19 still around us, it’s important to remember the difference in symptoms between seasonal allergies and COVID-19, especially in children.Dr. The …
- April 15, 2021Angry driver allegedly waved gun, shouted at state highway worker over slowed traffic
Anne Arundel County Police are looking for a driver who allegedly threatened a State Highway Administration worker Thursday morning.Police say the suspect became angry at the worker for using his work …
- April 15, 2021Up to the task: Maryland task force finding equity in vaccinations
Delivering additional doses of the vaccine to churches who can convince their congregations to get vaccinated slowly, but surely is making a difference.“This is absolutely equity,” said Brig. Gen. Jan …
- April 15, 2021Baltimore County Police investigating reports of suspicious man in a van luring children
Baltimore County detectives are investigating at least two recent reports of a suspicious man in a van approaching children.The latest incident happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday, on Walden Circle in the …
- April 15, 2021Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is running for Maryland Comptroller in 2022
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is running for Maryland Comptroller in 2022. “The Comptroller is the voice of all our taxpaying families and is also their watchdog,” Glassman said during his o …
- April 15, 2021Police: Suspect wanted for April 2019 Jackson Chapel funeral shooting has been arrested
Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says a suspect wanted for the April 2019 Jackson’s Chapel funeral shooting has been arrested.Demar Cortez Allen, 29, was placed into police custody earlier this week …