Coronavirus

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland are expected to continue to rise as the state approached 7,000 Friday morning.

Maryland is “ramping up the curve,” Gov. Larry Hogan said during a press conference Friday.

“This is going to be one of our most dangerous times ever this weekend and over the next week or so,” Hogan said.

The Maryland Department of Health reported 6,968 cases and 171 deaths, as of 10 a.m. Friday, an increase of 783 cases in 24 hours.

The state numbers do not include three Frederick County cases and a Carroll County death.

In the last 24 hours, an additional 65 Marylanders were hospitalized due to the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, while 21 people were released from isolation. A total of 397 people, including 32 from Frederick County, have recovered from the disease.

Frederick County has 342 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nine deaths, an increase of 50 cases and two deaths since Thursday.

A woman in her 70s and man in his 90s both died from the disease.

There have been six confirmed deaths at longterm care facilities in the county.

Frederick Health and Rehabilitation Center reported three residents have died. HeartFields Assisted Living at Frederick reported the death of a resident and an employee. One of the newly reported deaths was a Country Meadows resident, said Rissah Watkins, director of assessment, planning and communications for the Frederick County Health Department.

Ballenger Creek nursing home has a total of 20 confirmed cases, including 15 residents.

HeartFields has a total of 27 cases, eight of which are residents. Frederick Health and Rehabilitation Center has 15 cases, with 13 cases in residents. Country Meadows has 14 cases, eight of which are residents.

Five Frederick County residents have been hospitalized, with two residents released from isolation.

At least 44,451 Maryland residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 37,480 coming back negative. The state health department does not release the number of pending test results.

More women in Maryland have been diagnosed with the disease, but more men have died from it.

African-American residents account for 35 percent of the deaths in Maryland and 33 percent of cases. According to census data, approximately 30 percent of the state population is African American.

White residents account for 26 percent of the deaths and 24 percent of the confirmed cases. Asian residents are 3.5 percent of deaths and 2 percent of cases. Residents of other races account for five deaths and 544 cases, with 1,507 cases and 21 deaths not categorized by race.

Data on Hispanic residents is not included in the state data.

During the press conference, Hogan also announced the creation of COVID Connect, a voluntary registry of people who have recovered from the disease.

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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.

(89) comments

Street92

A few final thoughts to close out this discussion: 1) The “pandemic” models were way wrong; 2) The shutdown was an overreaction and needs to end ASAP; 3) Liberalism is a disease; and 4) Democrats destroy everything they touch.

Thank you, and have a good night.

**Comments closed**

VJKC

Tell that to Italy

jth7100

While you're at it, come up out of the basement and tell Mommy that the big man is being mean to you.

jth7100

End the shutdown little man.

jth7100

Project much Street92. I am a realist. You're the one that is gutless; a keyboard warrior.

Street92

Step aside, Phydeaux994. The days of your little FNP echo chamber are over. Time for you and your misguided liberal buddies to zip it. The big boys and girls are here to educate and inform.

phydeaux994

For a guy that doesn’t know what “beyond” means Street92, you have immediately become a member of the BTT(BullyTagTeam). I’ve been here on the FNP Opinion Forum for 11 years Street92, in 2008 outnumbered by RRR(RadicalRightRepublicans) 97 to 3. Now my enlightened liberal buddies are in the MAJORITY that didn’t vote for DJ Trump. Just like the rest of Frederick County. You’ll be gone in a month.

KR999

Street92 has "immediately become a member of the BTT(BullyTagTeam)" fido? And did the LTT (Libt@rd Tag Team) Board of Directors vote on that, or did you bestow the honor on him all by yourself?

Street92

Allow me to educate those of you who are so grossly uninformed. When the models that our Federal, State and local officials were using for their decision making were issued weeks ago, the numbers of projected deaths included mitigation efforts such as social distancing. So, when they said hundreds of thousands would die, this factored in everyone hiding in homes. The models were wrong; ending the shutdown is right.

gabrielshorn2013

No street, that is not correct. The models predicted 1-2 million dead if nothing was done, based on death rates in other countries and the high degree of personal contact among urban and suburban Americans. It is that "hiding in homes" that caused the number of deaths to level off. The virus only spreads with personal contact. Basic epidemiology. Loosing the restrictions too soon will cause a huge rebound that will overwhelm our healthcare facilities. Keeping the restrictions in place until the infection rates decrease is the right thing to do. Jobs and the economy will come back, but dead people do not.

Street92

You’re both wrong and hysterical, Gabrielshorn.

gabrielshorn2013

What did I get wrong street92?

KR999

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] gabe.

jth7100

Street92 rather.

jth7100

Street 99 and KR999 will do nothing. You and the public will not take matters into your own hands as the businesses will not be open. Please tell me when you eat at a restaurant that is not open. I would love to see that. Your Republican governor has told you what to do and you will continue to do it.

Street92

You’re spineless and pathetic, Jth7100.

Henry_Avery

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/77/27/98/7727984fa559878cdcee29c1a8d111d5.jpg

phydeaux994

👍👍👍🤣😂

KR999

Hey jth7100, when did I ever say I was going to do something, huh? I agreed with Street's opinion of liberals, and added my own. Where else in my comment did I say I was going to do something? Please, enlighten us, and be specific. (Not that you can, of course.)

phydeaux994

You’re sounding like you’re getting a little panicky CD, like DJ Trump is with his approval numbers tanking like his ECONOMY. We’ll still be locked down on Election Day, voting by mail. BTW, ain’t it funny that hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens are designated ESSENTIAL WORKERS!!!

KR999

I'm getting "panicky," fido? Only in your dreams. BTW, ain’t it funny that hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens don't qualify for assistance checks, unemployment benefits, health care, etc. because they're CRIMINALS?

public-redux

Maybe we can have a real-time experiment. Some areas (states, regions, whatever) follow expert advice whilst other areas don’t. See what happens.

phydeaux994

Back to some semblance of normal by November says Dr. Fucci. Hogan will follow the Health Communities recommendations, as will the citizens of Maryland. Check out what’s happening in Singapore since they opened up. Hint: 4 week lockdown to try to halt resurgence.

Street92

Speak for yourself, Phydeaux994!

If this goes beyond May the public will revolt. It's that simple.

phydeaux994

Do you know how you can spot a DJ Trump supporter?? They’re not wearing a face mask. And where in the heck are all you new RRR(RadicalRightRepublicans)BTT(BullyTagTeam) commenters coming from? Did CD conduct a membership drive?? There must be 15 or 20 newbies commenting in the last 2 or 3 weeks. Welcome to the FNP Opinion Forum, everything you’ve said has been said hundreds of times here in the past 5 years. “THE PUBLIC WILL REVOLT” June 1st is going to be an exciting day, see you at the riots Street92. Wear your face mask. 👍✌️😂🤣😷😷😷

phydeaux994

beyond...

preposition, adverb...

beyond preposition, adverb (FARTHER AWAY)....you know, “PAST” May. Come back when you can’t stay so long Street92...I like reading Donald John Trump supporters comments. It tells you exactly what kind of person he is, and why he LOVES the UNEDUCATED.

KR999

Oh Christ, fido, you really need TGAL (To Get A Life.) DYNT (Do You Not Think) readers here know what your sorry-ass BTT and RRR mean now that YHTK (You Have To Keep) abbreviating followed by WYRM (What You Really Mean) in parenthesis? YRTM (You Recently Told Me) that I need to GANL (Get A New Line,) but you're too blind to RTYSOLAO (Realize That Your Same Old Lines Are Obsolete.) Please, do us all AF (A Favor,) GBTPGC (Go Back To P.G.County.)

KR999

And fido, "everything you’ve said has been said hundreds of times here in the past 5 years?" You mean like your own BTT (Bully Tag Team) and RRR (Radical Right Republicans) garbage?

Henry_Avery

Hahaha! A “revolt”? You’re an industrious little cabrona, aren’t you?

Have fun screaming into the void. Just make sure you stay 6ft apart when you revolt. 🤣

Street92

Do us all a favor and stay in your basement for good. It’s doubtful you’re a contributing member of society anyway.

Henry_Avery

Streeet: Nice. Now I know I’m inside your head. 💋

mgoose806

Yet another article designed to create drama around this "crisis." Spin the numbers to make it look like the world is ending. Add words like...grim, dramatic, startling. There is nothing new to report... Everyone in Governments are fine... The Governor, County Executive and Mayor have all made it clear that no one in government are being furloughed or laid-off. Guess they are all essential. Meanwhile they destroy the private sector economy with their so called "public safety." Based on what? So far the CDC has way over inflated the just about every matrix of the pandemic. Hogan isn't a Medical Doctor. He is a real estate agent. Just saying.

Street92

Mgoose806 has summarized it perfectly. For many, patience is wearing thin, especially amongst those who are not collecting a paycheck or who are watching their livelihood circle the drain.

If this goes on for much longer, we, The People, will take matters into our own hands.

#EndTheShutdown #BackToWork

gabrielshorn2013

Go back to work and do what street? Our economy has turned into a service economy due to globalization. What do you do with "service employees", when there is no demand for services? Very few if anyone will go to restaurants or hotels as long as there is a risk of infection. Employees that must travel as a part of their job are not traveling because employers have suspended travel. Other services that involve home visits? How many people do you think will allow a service employee of unknown disease status into their home unless it is an emergency? I'd venture not many. So where will these people work?

Jleftwich

Your thoughts are right out of e Fox News spin: attack the experts for supposedly over inflating, or getting the numbers wrong.

The FACT is: social distancing efforts are working! People are actually following the advice of experts, thus why the lower numbers. But! We cannot let our guard down. There is no current vaccine, and going back to some semblance of normalcy will have to be done intelligently.

Hogan is following the advice of medical experts. Just saying.

Street92

Jleftwich, are you collecting a paycheck, social security or some form of public assistance?

Fox News spin? Wuh?! Ah, okay, so now we know you're an unhinged liberal. Here are two important facts, not spin, but facts: 1) Liberalism is a disease, and 2) Democrats destroy everything they touch.

#EndTheShutdown #BackToWork

KR999

Street92, I agree 100% with your assessment that liberalism is a disease. I've said that many times, and that it's characterized in three ways; hatred, hypocrisy, and imposing their views on they who have different ones. And I've also stated that I hope science will, one day, find a cure for it, but I doubt it will be in my lifetime. My wife is of a different opinion; you can't fix stupid. (I'm a little more optimistic then she is.)

Jleftwich

And you are always angry, fearful and mistrusting of everything: liberals, the government, the media, experts like Fauci. What's left?

KR999

FYI Jleftwich, I am not in the least bit fearful of liberals, I merely despise them. My company gave me one to try to train in our profession and, when on our first day together, he told me he was one of them, I showed him a picture of my new "Trump 2020, Make Liberals Cry Again' hat. When he told me that he HATES Trump my reply was "You know how much you hate Trump? I hate liberals even more. Shut him right the f up.

Jleftwich

KR: I guess all that hate will just get you really hot under the collar. Hey, whatever keeps you warm at night.

By the way, the latest polling has Trump's approval 13 points down (now 43 percent). Looks like his bounce is over.

https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/current_events/politics/prez_track_apr10

If that's Rasmussen, imagine what the "real" polls look like.

KR999

Jleftwich, Don't lecture me about hate. You libs are far more full of it than I could ever muster, and have been ever since Trump beat your queen 4 years ago. And you know it.

Street92

This shutdown must end -- and very soon! Begin lifting certain restrictions next Friday with the goal of a full restoration, including schools, by May 1.

Those who prefer to stay quarantined inside their homes are welcome to do so, for as long as you like, as it's your right. Those who wish to return to work, school, church, and engage in economic activity that'll bring back normal, can do so without obstacles.

Let's face it, the models used by Federal, State and local governments in their decision making were very flawed -- colossally flawed! To date, about 17,000 deaths have occurred in a nation of 340 million. That translates into 1 million lost jobs for every 1,000 deaths, and many of those deaths would've occurred without the Wuhan Flu (COVID-19).

#EndTheShutdown #BackToWork

Jleftwich

The reason we’re not seeing the worst-case projections from these models is that we took all these measures to avoid the worst-case outcomes. It's a new, rapidly moving virus and scientists are learning about it more and more as they go.

Modelling is imperfect, that's why it's called modelling. It's supposed to be evolving as new and reliable data come in.

Street92

You’re wrong, Jleftwich.

Henry_Avery

Yeah, you’re WRONG, jleftwich. Take that! Haha!

You may as well have stuck your tongue out at him too, street. 🙄

gabrielshorn2013

No street92, jleftwich is correct.

Citizens for Lisa Munyan

1. It would be helpful if FNP would list the zip codes from which active cases are from. 2. WHY aren't the cases of Hispanic patients being recorded? 3. Death is the real alternative to not staying home - grow up you whiners!

awteam2000

Yes Maryland hasn’t been able to collect ethnicity different rations. Just to recently the test were being done outside the state and information on race and ethnic group wasn’t collected. But the Maryland Heath Department Dashboard is evolving and soon will have that breakdown. Here’s the site:

https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/#FAQ

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KR999

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] lev, and right on!

corgikid

Marylanders are not going to put up with these totalitarian restrictions much longer. Hogan had better start informing us of his plan to reopen the State or the citizens will reopen it for him.

awteam2000

I’m not sure how the president, the government, county exec., mayor, village chief can order people to go to restaurants, movies, sports events, work or other social interactions and gatherings if they don’t feel safe. “ Totalitarian restrictions” is pretty strong. I haven’t noticed any mass resistance to the social distancing plan by the state. Have you? I heard one woman was given a citation in the county and six in the entire state for violating the governors state emergency plans. With a population of over 6 million state residents, I would think 6 people isn’t a demonstration of public outcry, “not going to put up with these totalitarian restrictions”. More people get camera “speeding tickets” at the intersection of Monacacy Blvd and Patrick Street in Frederick everyday for trying to beat the left turn red light.

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xJacky1

[thumbup][thumbup], She must be heart broken there have been no Sheriff stories for awhile. She even had to gin up some ridiculous comment about being the Pb Commenter.

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Alice Jones

and yet another one of cd reeds many screen names. he must have a dozen. well done, gabe!

olefool

It seems to me that you could test negative at eight o'clock this morning, then go about your usual Saturday routine like go get gas, go to Walmart, go grocery shopping, take your kids to their sporting events and be back home at five o'clock then be tested and come back positive. Imagine that, negative in the morning and positive in the evening....... So far staying home is the only thing preventing infections.... To hell with the preachers and politicians. all most of them want is your money STAY HOME....

Lev928

Regardless of political affiliation or personal ideology, this virus will still be around when the government and politicians say "all is well". It's will ultimately be up to us individual citizens to keep it in check. It doesn't matter when "they" say we can assume our normal lives and shake hands. It's up to US to kill this thing off. Politics can't kill it.

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KR999

"Dr dumpo ." Another immature comment from the FNP's most immature commenter. [yawn]

DickD

If there is 6,968 cases in Maryland and 292 in Frederick County, with a population of 250,000 the percentage of those known to be infected is .1168%  - 19 deaths means 6.5% of known cases died, but that number is skewed by the high number of nursing homes deaths.  Take out five nursing home deaths and the rate is 4.8 %.Still, a very high number of deaths.  Could it be because there are many more infected than the 292 number?

KR999

Like as not Dick.

duffy5x

Trump supporters really should stop posting. You have embarrassed yourselves and entire nation.

KR999

And you should stop posting duffy, unless you want readers here to continue to know what a biased, uninformed lib-jerk you are.

VJKC

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Alice Jones

Duffy - Gabe Horn must be so happy he hitched his wagon to cd reed and defended his ad hominem attacks as 'asking for it'.

gabrielshorn2013

When did I ever say that sam? Never.

KR999

As I've said gabe, she's delusional. And pitiful.

bosco

Dick, having conducted sanitation inspections in institutional medical, long-term care, and nursing facilities, I can tell you that in the past hand washing amongst the staff and the residents was not a priority. Small wonder that something like the seasonal flu, let alone Covid-19, can spread so quickly. It is sad how some of those places are operated. Heartbreaking is more like it.

jsklinelga

DickD

Down below you made a very sensible suggestion. Can we be told what town or area the infections are in. I suggested that weeks ago. It would follow South Korea's model. Every night I watch the MARC trains come into Brunswick from our local hot spots. I am still amazed they run the trains. When the folks leave the train they go to the local gas stations, convenience stores or grocery stores. Contact tracing seems to be an extremely valuable tool yet Maryland does not do this. And if you notice Maryland and Frederick County cases are on the rise. Other states do contact tracing and it has proved successful.

Is Maryland and Frederick County doing the best they can to fight this virus? God Bless everybody fighting this fight. I do not mean to cast criticism I am just suggesting we use all tools available. Simple questions like how many cases are in Brunswick, or Frederick, or Walkersville seem like legitimate questions..

phydeaux994

What States do contact tracing jsk? People still can’t get tests even when having symptoms and if they can it takes weeks to get results. The State Health Department does not publish the number of test results for a reason. Dr. Birx said yesterday only 1.5M test results have been reported Nationwide. That is less than 1/2 of 1% of the population. For surveillance testing you have to test for infection, test to determine if you have had it, and contact tracing. And what percentage of the population do you have to test to get an accurate picture of what is happening? And I saw that the 15 min. test is only 85% accurate. All that may take awhile.

Hydra4108

The article indicated that Frederick County has reported 9 deaths, not 19

DickD

"Frederick County had 292 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nine deaths, as of 10 a.m.""At least 44,451 Maryland residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 37,480 coming back negative.  The state health department does not release the number of pending test results."

So, we have 44,451 tested - 37,480 results known,  6,968 cases, 171 deaths.  Can we assume that all cases were tested?  If so it would mean that the results of 6,971 do not know the results yet. 

Do the 292 Frederick County cases include those that died?  If not there were 311 cases.  If they were included we still have 273 known cases.  Of that number 32 have recovered, leaving 241 active Frederick County cases.  How many of that number are hospitalized?  Can we be told what town that they are in?  Are those not hospitalized quarantined?

DickD

Probably the reason for more African Americans catching the virus is because they live in more populated parts of the State - Baltimore, MOCO and P.G. Counties.

KellyAlzan

FNP - at this stage, you must report how many cases are currently active.

We’re on what, week 3?

Cases confirmed 3 weeks ago are most likely no longer active.

Total confirmed and total currently active are now two different aspects

fnpreader123

"21 people were released from isolation. A total of 397 people, including 32 from Frederick County, have recovered from the disease. "

duffy5x

Yes...by all means, pretend all of these are statistics are meaningless. Eye roll

Alice Jones

Why not, duf? 1600 sure does.

Hydra4108

The daily news conferences with Dr. Birx and others present the facts. They are usually on around 5:30 or so. During the conference, they pour over the statistics and analyze them thoroughly.

KellyAlzan

??

awteam2000

If you’re concern with how many people are still active (testing positive), who tested positive but now immune, you can go to the Maryland Health Website and see the results of the 45 thousand tested so far across the state with a population of over 6 million. They report how many people are still active, positive, negative, and died over the last 5 weeks by county . 9 deaths in Frederick County, so far, 1,200 test given, with 238 testing positive, going up. That’s way high.

KellyAlzan

Out of the 7000 how many are recovered and back to normal?

Craig Hicks

You make a good point, the number of active cases would be useful to know. But my understanding is that researchers do not yet know whether those who have been infected are immune from re-infection. So “back to normal” for them is not guaranteed. At the same time, there likely are pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic cases that are not confirmed. So the number of active or infectious cases is unknowable — in other words, unreportable — based on available information.

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