Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland increased by at least 346, the largest one-day increase in the state to date.
All counties in Maryland are now reporting cases of the disease after Allegany reported two cases Wednesday. As of 10 a.m. Thursday, there were 2,331 cases of COVID-19. However, these numbers did not include four Frederick County cases and the second Allegany case.
Five more people have died from COVID-19, which brings the state total to 36. Details on the new deaths were not immediately available. Of the 36 deaths, two are Frederick County residents. Frederick County also reported an outbreak of COVID-19 at The Frederick Health and Rehabilitation Center. There were six cases of COVID-19 in the long-term care facility.
The second death in the county is one of the six cases.
Frederick County reported 63 cases, as of 6 p.m. Thursday, an increase of 13 from Wednesday to Thursday.
Approximately 60 percent of cases are in people younger than 50. Just under a third of cases are now considered recovered in Frederick County.