Maryland reported more than 600 new COVID-19 cases for the eighth consecutive day Tuesday.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Frederick County increased to 1,451 as of Saturday, up 23 from the day prior.

Eighty-nine people have died, including two since Friday.

There have been 712 confirmed recovered cases, according to the Frederick County Health Department. 

There are 37,968 confirmed cases in the state of Maryland, according to the Maryland Department of Health. That's an increase of 982 case since Friday. Hospitalizations currently sit at 1,500, which means they rose by 4 in the last 24 hours. Currently, 598 ICU beds are being used by COVID-19 patients.

The Maryland Department of Health confirmed 50 more deaths on Saturday, bringing the state's total to 1,842. This might not include updated numbers from all counties.

These numbers come on the first full day after the lifting of the stay-at-home order. While Gov. Larry Hogan lifted the order, he is still promoting a "safer at home" mindset and encouraging Maryland residents to continue to social distance.

Some businesses are open at 50 percent capacity. Restaurants, bars and breweries can still only operate for curbside or delivery orders. 

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Rates continue to drop in Georgia, which opened three weeks ago. Let's hope our trend does as well - if for no other reason than to P.O. the media that claimed the governor of Georgia was conducting an experiemnt in human sacrifice by opening his state back up.


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Well once the media reported news, now it's all speculation and opinion. Most of the time recently it's wrong. How many times I read how "this action COULD cause X to happen" IT normally doesn't but that will be the topic of discussion that day. Or how little news is reported on. Seems to be only 2-3 top stories when there is so mush more going on, why only dwell on 2-3 stories.


Oh, for the olden days when we would watch Walter Cronkite and read a couple of newspapers every day. Now it's opinion TV from opposing sides - although it is interesting to watch folks get worked up over some of the issues especially when the ol' karma train comes roaring into the station [ninja]


OMG...23 new confirmed cases!!! Better close down the grocery stores Queen Jan! Down here in Richmond where I finally got a haircut. Stores open and restaurants even have open patio dining. Went into Wegmans and masks were optional according to the Governor. So much difference in Free America from Marylinistan.


spoken like a true Trumpian lemming...what a stupid comparison! That governor in Georgia like the goon in Florida will pay for their stupidity. But what can you expect, yahoos are yahoos...and these two are at the top. Look at what happened in Texas when that Trump wannabe opened up that antiquated state.


Excellent comment Skyprince. Your rapier wit is surpassed only by your obvious brilliance. Perhaps you have some data that is not being reported that you could share . Cases in Florida and Georgia are staying steady even while testing increases. Texas cases are up some, as is the testing, and the 7 day avg of deaths has remained steady. South Carolina has been open a month and the 'surge' has not happened, cases have remained steady as testing has increased and daily deaths have been decreasing. But those are just facts, I suppose relying on insults and name calling are certainly more persuasive


Never let the facts and statistics get in the way of a good insult.[lol][ninja]

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