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Coronavirus in Maryland: The latest map, numbers, links to get help

App users: Tap here if map/chart doesn’t load above.What’s New: Week of Oct. 5, 2020More than 7.4 million people in the country have been infected with the virus and more than 209,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.President Donald Trump announced early Friday morning that he was infected with COVID-19. Since then, several members of his inner circle have also announced positive tests. Here’s what we know. Only three U.S. states are reporting a decline in new COVID-19 cases compared to last week.The goal of contact tracing is to alert people who may have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus, and prevent them from spreading it to others. But what is contact tracing, and how does it work with COVID-19?By the numbers: Monday, Oct. 5Number of confirmed cases : 127,791Number of persons tested negative : 1,540,526Total testing volume : 2,734,800Number of confirmed deaths : 3,817Number of probable deaths : 144Currently hospitalized : 338Acute care : 253Intensive care : 85Ever hospitalized : 15,745Released from isolation : 7,657 Statewide positivity rate: 3.02%Also: Nursing home data now available here.Cases and Deaths Data Breakdown Note: Parenthesis = Number of confirmed deaths Asterisk = Number of probable deathsNH = Non-HispanicCASES, (DEATHS) & PROBABLE DEATHS* BY COUNTY:Allegany 495 (23) Anne Arundel 10,429 (240) 12*Baltimore City 16,023 (469) 17*Baltimore County 18,409 (611) 23*Calvert 1,009 (27) 1*Caroline 664 (7) Carroll 2,008 (123) 3*Cecil 1,125 (34) 1*Charles 2,860 (99) 2*Dorchester 615 (10) Frederick 4,219 (125) 8*Garrett 76 (1) Harford 3,148 (72) 4*Howard 5,262 (117) 6*Kent 309 (22) 2*Montgomery 23,079 (810) 40*Prince George’s 30,088 (807) 23*Queen Anne’s 682 (25) 1*St. Mary’s 1,348 (58) Somerset 311 (4) Talbot 579 (6) Washington 1,862 (40) Wicomico 2,100 (49) Worcester 1,091 (29) 1*Data not available (9) CASES, (DEATHS) & PROBABLE DEATHS* BY AGE:0-9 4,813 10-19 10,981 (2) 20-29 24,196 (23) 1*30-39 23,012 (48) 6*40-49 20,351 (123) 3*50-59 18,606 (312) 15*60-69 12,471 (629) 13*70-79 7,424 (949) 28*80+ 5,937 (1,729) 78*Data not available (2) CASES, (DEATHS) & PROBABLE DEATHS* BY GENDER:Female 67,421 (1,865) 75*Male 60,370 (1,952) 69*CASES, (DEATHS) & PROBABLE DEATHS* BY RACE AND ETHNICITY:African-American (NH) 40,250 (1,560) 54*Asian (NH) 2,412 (145) 6*White (NH) 32,480 (1,619) 72*Hispanic 27,404 (442) 12*Other (NH) 5,891 (41) Data not available 19,354 (10)ZIP CODES WITH HIGHEST CASE COUNTS:20783 – Adelphi: 2,986 cases20906 – Aspen Hill: 2,509 cases21224 – Baltimore: 2,064 cases20902 – Wheaton/Glenmont: 1,921 cases20706 – Lanham: 1,858 casesMore ZIP codes hereHELPFUL LINKSJohns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering Coronavirus TrackerMaryland Department of Health coronavirus updates | en Español Baltimore City coronavirus resources | City coronavirus dataSLOW THE SPREAD: Slow the spread, what to doSCAMS: Beware of fraud related to coronavirusSPECIAL PAGE: Late-breaking updates on coronavirusGET TESTED: Where and how to get tested for coronavirus in Maryland MARYLAND TIMELINE IN BRIEFMaryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency March 5 after the three people tested positive for the coronavirus. The number of confirmed cases would only continue to rise, and Maryland’s first coronavirus-related death came in March.The state ordered schools to close March 16, and they have remained closed since. Lawmakers in Annapolis adjourned two days later, and Maryland’s presidential primary was moved to June.On March 23, the governor ordered nonessential businesses to close. A week later, he issued a stay-home order.The governor eased some stay-home restrictions May 7 to allow for some outdoor activities to resume, but schools would remain closed through the rest of the academic year.The stay-home order was lifted May 15, but not every county reopened. Then, the state began to enter Stage Two of the recovery plan on June 5 with more restrictions lifted on June 12.Hogan put Maryland’s reopening plan on hold on July 29 as coronavirus cases spike in other states. The state issued an out-of-state travel advisory involving nine states and expanded the statewide face mask order.On Aug. 16, Maryland’s coronavirus cases surpassed 100,000. On Aug. 27, Hogan announced that all local school systems are authorized to begin safely reopening. On Sept. 1, the governor announced the state was ready to move into Stage Three of reopening.See a comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus in Maryland here.UNEMPLOYMENTApply for unemployment insurance online here, or call 410-949-0022. Claims center call hours have been extended to 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and they will be open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. || Click here to access the BEACON application ||If you have questions about the new application, you can read the DOL’s BEACON One-Stop FAQs.More information: How to apply for unemployment insurance.FOOD STAMPS (SNAP), MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, WICFAQ for SNAP and medical assistance and other social servicesInformation on WIC — nutrition program for women, infants and children, administered through Maryland Department of HealthFOOD, CASH, MEDICAL, ENERGY, EMERGENCY ASSISTANCESubmit food, cash, energy, emergency and aged/blind/disabled medical assistance applications online via the Department of Human Services website or the MyDHR portal. Medical Assistance applications for families, children and pregnant women should be submitted by visiting the Maryland Health Connection website. Those who need long-term care medical assistance should submit applications, redetermination applications and verifications through the My MDThink Portal.Food banks need our help: Maryland Food Bank | Anne Arundel CountyFood distribution at Baltimore City schools, see the list of locations here.Food distribution sites in Baltimore County: see the list of locations here.COVID SURVIVORS WEBSITEA new state registry has been launched for those who have recovered from the coronavirus.”Each of the recovered coronavirus patients in Maryland has a story to tell and a role to play in our efforts to save lives and slow the spread of this virus,” Hogan said April 10.COVID CONNECT will serve as a community platform to share experiences and to lend support to others who are coping with the recovery process.VOLUNTEERMarylanders can donate their time and talents by signing up for the Maryland Responds Reserve Medical Corps, donate blood and support local food banks, places of worship and other charitable organizations.SENIOR CITIZENSMaryland is helping to keep families connected with the nation’s first-ever Senior Call Check Program. Participants who are 65 years or older will receive a call every day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., depending on which time window they choose. If they can’t be reached, officials will call someone designated by the participant to check up on them.To register, call 866-50-CHECK or visit aging.maryland.gov to register.MORE: Maryland coronavirus A-to-Z Resource GuideFAQ: State answers to coronavirus questions (language translations)FACTS: Rumor ControlCoronavirus – What you should knowThe following information is from the CDC:What are the signs and symptoms?The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.FeverCoughShortness of breath or difficulty breathingChillsRepeated shaking with chillsMuscle painHeadacheSore throatNew loss of taste or smellReported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. CDC: Know how to protect yourself and othersCDC: Know what to do if you are sickGet more CDC coronavirus information here

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What’s New: Week of Oct. 5, 2020

More than 7.4 million people in the country have been infected with the virus and more than 209,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

President Donald Trump announced early Friday morning that he was infected with COVID-19. Since then, several members of his inner circle have also announced positive tests. Here’s what we know.

Only three U.S. states are reporting a decline in new COVID-19 cases compared to last week.

The goal of contact tracing is to alert people who may have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus, and prevent them from spreading it to others. But what is contact tracing, and how does it work with COVID-19?


By the numbers: Monday, Oct. 5

Number of confirmed cases : 127,791
Number of persons tested negative : 1,540,526
Total testing volume : 2,734,800
Number of confirmed deaths : 3,817
Number of probable deaths : 144
Currently hospitalized : 338
Acute care : 253
Intensive care : 85
Ever hospitalized : 15,745
Released from isolation : 7,657

Statewide positivity rate: 3.02%

Also: Nursing home data now available here.

Cases and Deaths Data Breakdown

Note: Parenthesis = Number of confirmed deaths
Asterisk = Number of probable deaths
NH = Non-Hispanic

CASES, (DEATHS) & PROBABLE DEATHS* BY COUNTY:

Allegany 495 (23)

Anne Arundel 10,429 (240) 12*

Baltimore City 16,023 (469) 17*

Baltimore County 18,409 (611) 23*

Calvert 1,009 (27) 1*

Caroline 664 (7)

Carroll 2,008 (123) 3*

Cecil 1,125 (34) 1*

Charles 2,860 (99) 2*

Dorchester 615 (10)

Frederick 4,219 (125) 8*

Garrett 76 (1)

Harford 3,148 (72) 4*

Howard 5,262 (117) 6*

Kent 309 (22) 2*

Montgomery 23,079 (810) 40*

Prince George’s 30,088 (807) 23*

Queen Anne’s 682 (25) 1*

St. Mary’s 1,348 (58)

Somerset 311 (4)

Talbot 579 (6)

Washington 1,862 (40)

Wicomico 2,100 (49)

Worcester 1,091 (29) 1*

Data not available (9)

CASES, (DEATHS) & PROBABLE DEATHS* BY AGE:

0-9 4,813

10-19 10,981 (2)

20-29 24,196 (23) 1*

30-39 23,012 (48) 6*

40-49 20,351 (123) 3*

50-59 18,606 (312) 15*

60-69 12,471 (629) 13*

70-79 7,424 (949) 28*

80+ 5,937 (1,729) 78*

Data not available (2)

CASES, (DEATHS) & PROBABLE DEATHS* BY GENDER:

Female 67,421 (1,865) 75*

Male 60,370 (1,952) 69*

CASES, (DEATHS) & PROBABLE DEATHS* BY RACE AND ETHNICITY:

African-American (NH) 40,250 (1,560) 54*

Asian (NH) 2,412 (145) 6*

White (NH) 32,480 (1,619) 72*

Hispanic 27,404 (442) 12*

Other (NH) 5,891 (41)

Data not available 19,354 (10)

ZIP CODES WITH HIGHEST CASE COUNTS:

20783 – Adelphi: 2,986 cases

20906 – Aspen Hill: 2,509 cases

21224 – Baltimore: 2,064 cases

20902 – Wheaton/Glenmont: 1,921 cases

20706 – Lanham: 1,858 cases

More ZIP codes here


HELPFUL LINKS


MARYLAND TIMELINE IN BRIEF

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency March 5 after the three people tested positive for the coronavirus. The number of confirmed cases would only continue to rise, and Maryland’s first coronavirus-related death came in March.

The state ordered schools to close March 16, and they have remained closed since. Lawmakers in Annapolis adjourned two days later, and Maryland’s presidential primary was moved to June.

On March 23, the governor ordered nonessential businesses to close. A week later, he issued a stay-home order.

The governor eased some stay-home restrictions May 7 to allow for some outdoor activities to resume, but schools would remain closed through the rest of the academic year.

The stay-home order was lifted May 15, but not every county reopened. Then, the state began to enter Stage Two of the recovery plan on June 5 with more restrictions lifted on June 12.

Hogan put Maryland’s reopening plan on hold on July 29 as coronavirus cases spike in other states. The state issued an out-of-state travel advisory involving nine states and expanded the statewide face mask order.

On Aug. 16, Maryland’s coronavirus cases surpassed 100,000. On Aug. 27, Hogan announced that all local school systems are authorized to begin safely reopening. On Sept. 1, the governor announced the state was ready to move into Stage Three of reopening.

See a comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus in Maryland here.


UNEMPLOYMENT

Apply for unemployment insurance online here, or call 410-949-0022. Claims center call hours have been extended to 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and they will be open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

|| Click here to access the BEACON application ||

If you have questions about the new application, you can read the DOL’s BEACON One-Stop FAQs.

More information: How to apply for unemployment insurance.


FOOD STAMPS (SNAP), MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, WIC

FAQ for SNAP and medical assistance and other social services

Information on WIC — nutrition program for women, infants and children, administered through Maryland Department of Health


FOOD, CASH, MEDICAL, ENERGY, EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

Submit food, cash, energy, emergency and aged/blind/disabled medical assistance applications online via the Department of Human Services website or the MyDHR portal.

Medical Assistance applications for families, children and pregnant women should be submitted by visiting the Maryland Health Connection website. Those who need long-term care medical assistance should submit applications, redetermination applications and verifications through the My MDThink Portal.

Food banks need our help: Maryland Food Bank | Anne Arundel County

Food distribution at Baltimore City schools, see the list of locations here.

Food distribution sites in Baltimore County: see the list of locations here.


COVID SURVIVORS WEBSITE

A new state registry has been launched for those who have recovered from the coronavirus.

“Each of the recovered coronavirus patients in Maryland has a story to tell and a role to play in our efforts to save lives and slow the spread of this virus,” Hogan said April 10.

COVID CONNECT will serve as a community platform to share experiences and to lend support to others who are coping with the recovery process.


VOLUNTEER

Marylanders can donate their time and talents by signing up for the Maryland Responds Reserve Medical Corps, donate blood and support local food banks, places of worship and other charitable organizations.


SENIOR CITIZENS

Maryland is helping to keep families connected with the nation’s first-ever Senior Call Check Program. Participants who are 65 years or older will receive a call every day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., depending on which time window they choose. If they can’t be reached, officials will call someone designated by the participant to check up on them.

To register, call 866-50-CHECK or visit aging.maryland.gov to register.


MORE: Maryland coronavirus A-to-Z Resource Guide

FAQ: State answers to coronavirus questions (language translations)

FACTS: Rumor Control


Coronavirus – What you should know

The following information is from the CDC:

What are the signs and symptoms?

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

CDC: Know how to protect yourself and others

CDC: Know what to do if you are sick

Get more CDC coronavirus information here