This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

The number of cases of the novel coronavirus in Maryland increased by 736 from Friday to Saturday, bringing the state's total to 12,308. Thirty-eight new deaths were also confirmed, for a total of 463 deaths statewide.

Cases in Frederick County also rose, from 557 on Friday to 592 on Saturday, according to the Frederick County Health Department. Frederick County has seen 26 COVID-19 related deaths, and 134 people who tested positive for the virus who have now been released from isolation.

Maryland's number of recovered cases are also increasing, with 771 people released from isolation in total. 

The state will not be able to reopen until cases decrease for 14 days straight. Gov. Larry Hogan said in a press conference Friday that Maryland cases are still on the rise.

All Maryland public schools will remain closed until at least May 15.

The Frederick County Health Department will no longer be updating cases in each individual assisted living facility, nursing home and retirement community on their website, until they receive authorization from the Maryland Department of Health. 

Follow Erika Riley on Twitter: @ej_riley.

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The U.S. has more deaths from Corona virus than those who died in the Korean War. The big difference is those killed in war were young, deaths from Corona virus are mostly older.

The Grape of Wrath

Up and up. And I ain't talking about Target prices. I'm talking about coronavirus infections and deaths, and socialist handouts to Job Terminators. So it's time to come out of isolation and gather again, 6 ft apart!! That according to our Chamber of Commerce friends. It is of course, your life not theirs. They take their medical advice from Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz and the ever-so-adorable Dr. Dotard.


"The Frederick County Health Department will no longer be updating cases in each individual assisted living facility, nursing home and retirement community on their website, until they receive authorization from the Maryland Department of Health."....what is the rational? These places are full of vulnerable people.


Because then you see the true stats. My MIL at Homewood tested positive along with 6 other residents of the nursing home section. There are also at least 4 workers that tested positive and TWO DEATHS! Guess they’re checking with their legal representatives. The Marylinistan state and county health department should report on ALL cases and not be “selective”.


I know one of the two who died at Homewood. It's a nice retirement home, but too many too close.


Governor Cuomo declared that nursing homes are a feeding frenzy for Covid-19. To shine a spotlight on deaths among certain races, but not shine the same spotlight on known hotspots such as nursing homes and adult care facilities is a disservice to us all.


Actually the Maryland ‘dashboard’ is very informative. Down to the zip code.


If you wanted to specifically address your love ones condition, in an assistant living dwelling facilities shouldn’t you stay in-touch with the operation to keep up with your love one’s residency? Most are private businesses. Right? Wouldn’t that be regulative control of a business (not deregulation)? Wouldn’t that violate your rights - unconstitutional socialism - even communist - big brother? Or do you expect the president to order all states to provide all private healthcare information to the public?

Wouldn’t it have been more beneficial if the current administration took the virus seriously earlier, worked on solutions rather then blaming others?

The problem didn’t happen 3 years ago. Your MIL tested positive now, I’m not sure what excuse trumps has that will help her condition but only to avoid any responsibility.

Wouldn't it be more beneficial if trump focused on the problem at hand rather than blaming others? I don’t know what the remedy is, maybe spending time working rather then tweeting, focus on the problem at hand or just get out of the way, unless you think blaming any Nancy, Joe and Barry will save your love one. I guarantee it won’t. More likely the reason why she’s sick.

Does hearing that Pelosi gave trump a ’Wedgie’ help your in-law’s condition?.


Absolutely right. I too wonder about that.


But yet people want to protest to open the state up and people say that they don't have to wear masks because they can't make them. And you have the idiots in Florida who are going to the beaches and soon they will be infecting the rest of us because people will be traveling there or they will be traveling here to see people


And those same idiots fail to read that the order was for “masks or other face coverings such as bandannas”. It’s all about “Me,Me,Me”!


We all have Schrodinger's Virus now.

Because we cannot get tested, we can't know whether we have the virus or not.

We have to act as if we have the virus so that we don't spread it to others.

We have to act as if we've never had the virus because if we didn't have it, we're not immune.

Therefore, we both have and don't have the virus. Thus Schrodinger's Virus.

If you don't get this joke, Google Schrodinger's Cat. If you still don't get it, you are never allowed to talk about science again.

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