Coronavirus

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A Prince George’s County man in his 60s has died from COVID-19 — marking the state’s fourth death from the disease.

The man had underlying health conditions, according to a release Tuesday from the Maryland Department of Health.

“Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones,” the release stated.

In a tweeted statement, Gov. Larry Hogan said he is sending his thoughts and prayers to the man’s family.

“We are all in this together,” the governor said.

This is the second death in Prince George’s County from COVID-19. A man in his 60s, also with underlying health conditions, died March 18, which was the state’s first death.

A Baltimore County man in his 60s and a Montgomery County woman, both with underlying health conditions, also died from COVID-19, Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks tweeted that she was upset to learn about another death from COVID-19 and offered her prayers to the man’s loved ones.

“These are unprecedented times for Prince George’s County, but I can tell you that coronavirus will not have the final say,” Alsobrooks said in her tweeted statement. “I’m asking our community to unite together so we can contain this virus and save lives. We will make it through this crisis together, and when we do, we will be stronger than we have ever been before.”

The Maryland Health Department also announced Tuesday that the state now has nearly 350 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The numbers include four cases of people who have recovered and the four deaths.

There are now four cases of children being infected by the virus in Maryland, although details were not immediately available on the fourth child.

The first three children with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are a 5-year-old elementary school student, a teenager and an infant.

Montgomery County now has more than 100 cases. Prince George’s County has the next most cases, with 63.

Frederick County continues to have four cases, although that number is expected to rise over the next few days as more test results come back.

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Heather Mongilio is the health and Fort Detrick reporter for the Frederick News-Post. She can be reached at hmongilio@newspost.com.

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awteam2000

As president doesn’t he have any responsibility for spreading bad information, ignorance comments in tweets, decisions by “gut”, rather then medical and scientific professionals - spewing false information by tweet and extended by Fox News to all America’s especially to his followers. Do you, can you trust what Trump says, take him at his word?... I can’t. Yes, it’s stupid if you listen to Trump especially for your health decisions. No cure for that.

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Alice Jones

He's almost as useless as you, reed.

Francine

I don't know many people in their 60s who do NOT have underlying health conditions.

FCPS-Principal

Diabetics span all ages, from 1 to 100. Well, few reach 100. Depends on how old they were when the disease struck, and how well they took care of themselves.

aust42

Time to panic even more than we already are. This 4th death represents literally .000000666% of MD's population. Good thing we have shut down businesses and prevented lots of people from earning a living during these trying times. I hope the Government can continue to deter Mother Nature and protect us all from this vicious and deadly virus that our own immune systems apparently cannot handle.

gabrielshorn2013

This is just the tip of the iceberg aust42, and by using universal precautions and maintaining our distance, we can slow the spread. The SARS-CoV-2 virus is 10X more deadly that the seasonal flu, and is more contagious. There is a report that the virus can be viable for over 17 days on a hard surface (study done aboard a cruise ship). That means if an infected person touches a doorknob and then you do up to 17 days later, you are getting COVID-19. Imagine bringing that home to your family, and you or one of your family dies. How would you feel? Epidemiological models projected upwards of 1 to 2 million deaths from COVID-19 without drastic measures. Every country around the world is sheltering in place. Do you have magical powers to protect you? Are you a "Spring Breaker"? "I don't care if I get corona, bro, as long as I can party?"

awteam2000

Panic only comes from not having a plan to address an on coming danger. Hogan is doing all he can to keep the % of infected and die as low as he can. Safe-guards, not putting his head in the sand and hoping for the best. Responsible leadership.

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awteam2000

700 plus Americans have died because they wanted to get Trump?🙇‍♂️ Also not all fatalities had underlying medical conditions or were over 60. Less but not all.

Unfortunately there are many people that take what Trump says to their detriment. For example: Arizona man dies after self-medicating with chloroquine to treat coronavirus.

https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/arizona-man-dies-after-self-medicating-with-chloroquine-to-treat-coronavirus/

Lev928

The newly created term "social distancing" means that stupid people need to stop enhancing the current virus problem. Personal accountability and responsibility actually mean something in real life. Those that deny both should be personally held accountable by the American criminal justice system. Much so now in order to instill the practice of justice among among thieves and murderers in the future.

CheetoBenito

This^^^^ We should all be accountable. Just like our dear leader..... Oh, wait....never mind. We're screwed.

awteam2000

“Social distancing” isn’t a recently, “newly created term” or practice. You can trace the term back to leper colonies, centuries before Christ. The term is noted in documents written by monks in the 11th century.

shiftless88

It is interesting to note that the Senators infected are all Republicans. Why? In part because the Republicans kept meeting as a group (probably paying attention to what Trump was saying instead of experts) while the Dems were doing video meetings.

tatt2ed

shift... Revise that statement, not all infected are Republican. Ben McAdams from Utah also tested positive.

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gabrielshorn2013

Huh? He didn't mention the President. He said we all have a personal responsibility to prevent spread. Lev is correct sam.

DickD

Hopefully the separation and staying home slows down the virus. With time there will be treatment with a vaccine.

steelersfan2005

haven't seen anyone practice this yet.

Alice Jones

then open your eyes.

jsklinelga

DickD

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Alice Jones

in the meanwhile, dear leader likes Easter so is pushing to have those pews filled! C'mon people, get it together and realize the sacrifice we make may be with our lives.

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Alice Jones

Are you that ignorant that you believe the dotard rather than medical professionals? Please, please, follow his advice. Go to church on Easter. You are planning on that, right? After all, you're a good sycophant that will throw himself into the grinder? Man up.

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KR999

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] User! [lol]

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Alice Jones

Expect you will be out and about on Easter, reed? C'mon, follow the dotards wishes.

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