County Covid Testing

Kasey Conrad sits calmly as testing specimen collecter Maya Moore performs an anterior nasal swab COVID-19 test Nov. 9. The Frederick County Health Department’s mobile free COVID-19 units was set up in the parking lot of the Frederick Towne Mall

Maryland has crashed through a dismal record: The state has reported more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in one day for the first time. 

On Saturday, the state reported 2,321 new cases, an increase from the 1,870 cases the day prior. 

Hospitalizations increased by seven, bringing the state's total to 921. Hospitalizations have not been this high since the beginning of June.

The state also reported 20 new deaths, none of which were in Frederick County. Its new death toll is 4,144.

Frederick County recorded a high number of COVID-19 cases once again Saturday, with 54. Hospitalizations also increased to 23 beds in use, the most the county has seen since May. 

This all comes as new cases in the U.S. continue to break records. On Saturday, 181,194 new cases were reported. 

Follow Erika Riley on Twitter: @ej_riley

(2) comments

Greg F

Given how many people I saw yesterday flagrantly not following mask wearing either off or not properly worn, and no distancing...it’s no wonder.

NewMarketParent

@Greg F

This is all so sad and hard to bare/watch.

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