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:
- January 20, 2021BPD: Suspect in June 2020 homicide arrested and charged with murder
Baltimore Police arrested and charged the suspect that was responsible for a June 2020 homicide on Saturday.On June 8, 2020, officers responded to a shot spotter alert in the area of the 1400 block of …
- January 20, 2021Officials: Man injured, two missing in Middle River fire
Fire crews attacked flames that started just before 5:30 a.m. at a townhouse in the 2100 block of Cockspur Road.When firefighters arrived, there was heavy smoke on the second floor of the home.Officia …
- January 20, 2021ACLU report details allegations of Baltimore Police misconduct, highlights need for police reform
A new report finds allegations of police misconduct against Baltimore City police officers continues to be a problem, despite the department being ordered to implement reforms under a federal consent …
- January 20, 2021The push to stop putting juveniles away for life
There are a lot of things you can’t do if you are under 18 in the United States.But in some cases, in some states, you can still get sentenced to life in prison.For Warren Hynson he found that out whe …
- January 20, 2021One dead in multi-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Baltimore County
One person is dead following a multi-vehicle crash in Baltimore County on Tuesday.Maryland State Police say they believe 29-year-old Dylan Shields was traveling north on I-95 shortly before 3:00 p.m. …
- January 20, 2021GBMC HealthCare has distributed all of its COVID vaccine supply
GBMC HealthCare has distributed its available supply of the COVID vaccine as provided by the state, the hospital announced on Tuesday.They say they hope to receive more from the state soon and will up …
- January 19, 2021Live! Casino and Hotel Maryland to serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinic
If you’re in the casino, you’re probably aware of your odds of success. Live! Casino and Hotel Maryland now has a way to improve your odds with the pandemic and it’s in their live concert hall that op …
- January 19, 2021Baltimore County in phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine distribution
More people in Baltimore County have been vaccinated than any other jurisdiction in the state. That’s according to County executive Johnny Olszewski.Baltimore County’s Department of Health is in phase …
- January 19, 2021New DPW crew member reflects on first day of restoration of curbside recycling pickup
Curbside recycling pickup resumed Tuesday after a five-month suspension. Among the regular DPW crews there were seven news faces from local community organizations working to pick up trash and recycli …
- January 19, 2021Baltimore Police looking for 18-year-old wanted for multiple armed robberies
Baltimore Police are looking for an 18-year-old wanted for multiple armed robberies. Antoine Cloude is wanted for an armed robbery that occurred on August 19, 2020 in the 1900 block of Bank Street. At …