More than 100 Marylanders have now died from COVID-19, the state reported on Tuesday, a little more than a month after Gov. Larry Hogan announced the first cases of the disease. 

About 47 percent of the 103 deaths in the state are in either Prince George's or Montgomery counties. Prince George's County has 26 deaths, Montgomery has 21, according to the latest numbers from the Maryland Department of Health. 

There were 4,371 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, as of 10 a.m. Tuesday. It was an increase 326 in 24 hours, a smaller increase than the previous five days.

Frederick County now has 151 cases and four deaths. Cases have been reported in three nursing homes in the county, with both residents and staff testing positive. Three of the deaths in the county have been linked to cases in nursing homes. 

Carroll County continues to see an increase in deaths, with 16 reported as of Tuesday morning. Nearly all of Carroll County's deaths are linked to an outbreak at the Pleasant View Nursing Home near Mount Airy. 

Gov. Larry Hogan is expected to hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Baltimore Convention Center, which has been converted into a field hospital for recovering COVID-19 patients. 

This story will be updated.

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100 deaths with a population of just over 6 million. Not too bad, unless you are one of the 100.


Four deaths in Frederick County with three of those in nursing homes means the big problem is nursing homes, not the County in general - not that anyone in the County should't follow all the rules. Just why are nursing homes allowed to stay open? They should be closed down.


What do you do with a couple hundred old folks that are in nursing homes for a reason?


Live up to your obligations and take them out. They raised their sons and daughters, that is the least that they could do, not leave them to a fate where they will die.


What Jewish parents have to pay 2.5m for their boy to get into Harvard?

Those with boys with low IQ


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Obadiah Plainsmen


Speaking to a roomful of senior citizens on March 13, the same day President Trump declared a national emergency, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) said they should “go forth” with their daily activities and forget about staying inside. He called coronavirus “the beer virus”

Alice Jones

We have Jeri K on the case! He will live up to his reputation and be a complete failure.


He graduated from Harvard, after his parents bribed Harvard. It was legal, but not ethical.


Celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky has apologized for a series of statements unspooled in a recent video where he downplayed the coronavirus and suggested it was a “press-induced panic.”

“I wish I had gotten it right, but I got it wrong,” said Pinsky in a video posted over the weekend. Pinsky is known as “Dr. Drew.”


I just saw a video clip of Dr. Drew downplaying the coronavirus. I was surprised because he always seemed like a reasonable, intelligent, rational person.

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