Coronavirus

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.

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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.

(120) comments

Obadiah Plainsmen

Disregard Mr. Russian, I see you have been occupied posting on another thread. Whew..you put a scare in me, glad you're ok.

Obadiah Plainsmen

Hello Mr Russian this is a welfare check, I'm checking on your welfare. Your last post was 2:17pm it is now around 4:35pm. By my calculations using common core math( Mr. Principle will be happy) since this morning you have been averaging a post every 20 minutes. Your are way past due, I've gone over two hours without a laugh. Hope you didn't get COVID19, or are you giving your fingers a rest?

Russian

Maybe had we elected the real brains behind the GOP Comrade Putin we’d be in a better position than stuck with gonzo .

hayduke2

You know, you can overdo commenting!

jsklinelga

hayduke

Had to laugh. Knew he would even upset folks of similar persuasion.

Obadiah Plainsmen

They are envious of him. He just saying what they all believe.

Alice Jones

No, op, not at all. some of just choose to not look to others for things we can figure out on our own. For example, your bible and Jesus spouting. What a good Christian you are!

Russian

Trump wants to attack Iran because they are reeling in death from Covid-19 there’s no political gain so he’s only faced with attacking a nuclear nation. If Trump attacks China we won’t have to worry about Covid-19 anymore

Russian

Only a republican would hire a white person dumber than the black he’s replacing.

Russian

Remember the Fake Tea Party who warned Americans Obama was bankrupting ID with a 700 billion deficit?

Trump’s Folly is estimated to cost 10 trillion in deficits which is more money our government will collect in taxes the next 6 years.

Who didn’t suspect a habitual bankruptcy businessman could push the US to the brink of insolvency?

Russian

What moronic nation would give a life long con artist 500 billion tax dollars to spend?

bobwak

Wow, is there little else for you to do? Okay, I'll play. First the naive Democrats and their porous border desires have paved the road for this. With the constant flow of people flowing unchecked through our borders there is no way to tell what/who and why people are here. But that's ok you liberal parasite you have all the answers. Let's also discuss your ridiculous claim of "all white" pandemic team.Do we REALLY care what color these people are or are we really interested in having the best person in the job? I am sorry Fauci is Italian and not Kenyan as you pointed our but that is the way it goes. And here try this on for size: If this Chinese Corona virus is ultimately determined to be a coordinated Chinese product or targeted attack, that is an act of war and one that should illicit a nuclear response given the amount of damage to the country. Not that you give a hoot about our country. Now go take your affirmative action sorry keester for a nice long walk in downtown NYC.

hayduke2

Ridiculous post! Get real.

Henry_Avery

There’s a lot of stupid in Bob’s post. Not sure where to begin. Tell me, “Bob”, where exactly is “downtown NYC?” If you mean Lower Manhattan, well it’s one of the safest areas in the world. Crime is at historic lows. But, I guess you’re not a well-read person. Otherwise you would not make such a statement.

Then there’s your chicken hawk statement about going nuclear with China. How egregiously stupid of you. We’re trying our level best to help everyone survive a virus, and you want to annihilate the world!

xJacky1

See typical liberal mentality Mr. Avery. If you are as smart as you think you are why are you posting in this 2-bit rag?

phydeaux994

You’re a newbie here. Why now??

bobwak

Henry you, like your Russian liberal pal feign intellectual superiority by hiding behind ridicule. I AM a New Yorker and and know all too well where and what downtown is. Your occasional Greyhound bus tour visit there to go shopping hardly makes you anymore aware than the FNP will allow. Safe? Do us all a favor and go there tomorrow and see how long you survive. Odds are you'll be infected (with Covid or AIDS from the sound of you) in just s few minutes. Oh, sorry Greyhound is probably not running there. Oh well, maybe you can get an Uber.

As far as China is concerned-If you and your left wing cronies don't realize they want to kill us than you're a bigger fool than I thought you were. Throw off your social justice myopic lens for just a second and look beyond your Washington Post-molded world to see what is REALLY happening around us. Yes nuke the bas_ards if they engineered this!

Russian

Maybe had Trump not recklessly entered a trade war with China we wouldn’t be headed to hyperinflation. The moron claimed trade wars are easy to win and now our economy is headed for the crapper. Russia launched a cyber attack on America we did nothing. Even if China purposely launched a biological attack on America what can we do nuke China they have enough nukes to kill us all. Trump is a typical bully talks much trash but when faced with a azz whupping they run and tuck tail.

Russian

You could literally pull a black person out of a Kenyan village to do a better job than Trump’s cabinet.

Russian

All American taxpayers are poised to go10 trillion more dollars in debt to rectify white republican incompetence.

Russian

Trump’s all white crisis team has been an abject failure

Russian

We might lose 20% of all our healthcare professionals on the front lines of the pandemic because republican politicians lacked the courage to decouple from an lunatic.

xJacky1

Where is Biden? I wonder how many takes are required for Joe to shoot complete a sentence on video? Or, is the new democrat shooting star, Don Corleone Cuomo now? The real organized crime boss.

Russian

KGB Putin, Communist Xi and Muslim King Salman are doing their best to prop up their Boy they rescued financially years ago. Christian American having to rely on Soviet PPE’s, Chinese ventilators and Muslim investments is testament America is becoming Venezuela.

corgikid

Answer: Biden is home studying for his corona virus test.

Russian

Where is Putin?

Delivering supplies to NY and laughing at America’s demise

phydeaux994

You’re giving Corgis a bad name. They deserve better. Get a pit bull.

DickD

Any of them are better than the Mafia boss that is currently POTUS, Trump! Is your real name Whacky?

rikkitikkitavvi

Who would name their son "Dick"?

xJacky1

[ohmy][beam]

hayduke2

Dick Butkus, Dick Van Dyke,Dick Cheney, Dick Cavett, Dick Nixon, Dick Smothers to name a few. What were you named? BTW, isn't rikki the the same as Dick ?

rikkitikkitavvi

All stage names. Didn't you know that Dick Van Dyke had to change his name? It was Penis Von Lesbian. I thought everybody knew that.

phydeaux994

rikkitikkitavvi, you never had a thought in your life.

hayduke2

Poor Rikki has to revert to name calling and bullying. What are you so frightened of?

Henry_Avery

“ rikkitikkitavvi

Apr 3, 2020 3:31pm

All stage names. Didn't you know that Dick Van Dyke had to change his name? It was Penis Von Lesbian. I thought everybody knew that”

[huh]

Are you in middle school?

DickD

Somebuddy that would not name their son rik.

rikkitikkitavvi

Hey hank, in your ear with a keg of beer.[beam]

rikkitikkitavvi

https://www.famousbirthdays.com/names/ricky.html

Alice Jones

phy - the only original thought he has was flushed down the toilet.

Russian

The administration has suggested there will be additional waves of pandemics, what do they know and aren’t telling us? Could this be biblical plagues or pestilences against unbelievers and those worshipping false prophets?

Russian

Isaiah 26:20-21 King James Version (KJV)

20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

21 For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

Russian

I appreciate the Republicans inactivity on this pandemic it’s galvanizing public opinion against Trump

Russian

If your loved one has been infected with Covid-19 thank a republican for their inaction.

Russian

Both local hospital are full now

Russian

Most Republicans are ok with Kushner botching the Coronavirus response resulting in the death of 6k Christians.

Russian

Russia a third world ghetto with an economy on the brink of collapse having to ship supplies to America is a testament how weak and fragile our economy is,

DickD

Has it occurred to anyone that we are lucky to be relatively less populated which has given us more time to prepare and go into isolation.

Russian

Flattening the curve will lengthen the duration of the crisis into 2021.

Dwasserba

Another reason to be content with our status quo and resist adding amenities just "as a courtesy to visitors."

xJacky1

Go into isolation Dick. Make sure it is total isolation with nothing sharp and padded walls. Please turn off your internet connection as well. Dick = Russian. What right minded Russian parents would name their child Dick? Sorry, Rikki I couldn’t help myself.

DickD

Okay Whacky.

Russian

Black thugs disproportionately kill blacks.

Whites republicans disproportionately kill whites.

Russian

I asked you all years ago could we trust a family who was bailed out by wealthy Muslims and Soviets to protect America?

Russian

God willing we will recover and we will never forget those who supported Antichrist behaviors.

bobwak

OMG, now you cite God?! There is no god, it is all a bunch of Bovine Scatology! Intellectually superior? My anal fissure! You're not learned, you're just as I suspected, a liberal media-driven troll looking for " a person of color" to help you justify your severe case of white privilege. YOU are why this country is so screwed up! We were doing fine until your tax and spend, porous-boarder, elect a black man purely on the basis of his skin, social conscience, freedom of speech robbing, abortion approving idiots cam into the picture! Go to CA, have intercourse with an affected transvestite hooker and die already!-Please?????

Russian

Now the idiot is recommending all Americans wear face mask. News flash we can’t get them because you and Jared gave them all to China !

StupidPaywall

Even if they were available, people like you would be hoarding them.

Russian

People like you are why a lunatic is in the WH overseeing American Genocide

DickD

[thumbup]

rikkitikkitavvi

Now do Infanticide for the Democrat side. You know, the abortion at birth thing that they support.

Russian

Republicans now relying of the same diverse liberal universities they’ve been castigating for decades to save America is prophetic

Russian

Like a father who abandoned his family to chase skirts, Trump has abandon America to chase wealth

Russian

I will take a knee for all the law enforcement officers who will die because the lunatic’s inaction.

dirtorsoil

While you all yell scream squabble place blame argue about statistics and blow up at each other supplies of food water and other necessities are becoming scarce. Why are you wasting your time and energy arguing with morons when you should be preparing. This could be like the great depression. Get your act together. Focus on action and not bickering in this adult kindergarten of the comments section. It’s really quite disconcerting to see all the wasting of time. Don’t come knocking on my door when you don’t have portable water and you run out of food

*

First, it's "potable" water, not "portable." Second, you're on here too - LOL.

DickD

[thumbup]

Dwasserba

"Portable" water does sound tempting...wait don't we have that already

DickD

We have diet soda, propel and Gatorade in the garage, does that count?

bobwak

I think you mean POTABLE water.....just sayin.

awteam2000

The US Navy has fired the commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, Navy leaders announced Thursday afternoon.

Capt. Brett Crozier, the carrier's CO, wrote a letter pleading with the Navy to take action to evacuate the ship amid a serious coronavirus outbreak, and that letter leaked to the media.

Russian

Trump pardoned a Seal who killed unarmed Muslim children

Trump fired a USN Captain who tried to save 5000 sailors.

Typical behavior from a yellow bellied draft dodger

DickD

That's what you get for being a good commander and caring for the people who report to you. Where is our idiot POTUS on this? Another golf day or another show lying about everything.

xJacky1

No Trump is doing the job our ex-president couldn’t do for a lesser scale outbreak. The only idiots are well you and your crowd.

hayduke2

xjacky - please cite the time you had to shelter in place during the Obama administration?

xJacky1

Hay, read the comment. H1N1 was handled very sloppily by a dithering president and a joke of a vice president who tried to turn this great country into a banana republic.

Russian

The UCMJ protects sailors in this situation as he/she has a moral and legal obligation to the Constitution and not to obey unlawful orders and the people who issue them.

DickD

Yeah, but the political Trump appointee is not going to go by that!

xJacky1

He was reassigned not fired. Apparently, comrade, you’ve never served and fon’t understand the chain of comand.

ABQ2013

My mom has cancer and is hospitalized at FMH. She’s on a covid floor because she was tested for covid when she arrived in the ER, I guess because she had a fever. At any rate, we can’t visit her and she is very, very ill. This is a nightmare. I do appreciate the kind and caring staff at FMH.

jsklinelga

ABQ2013

I hope a thousand prayers go out for your mom and your family after people read this. Perhaps one of the saddest things about this virus.

mikec

Thinking and praying for your mom and all of those that are sick. It's never a good time to have cancer, or be sick, but this has to be the absolute worst time.

Dwasserba

FMH people are the best. God bless you and your mom. Stay strong.

hayduke2

Very sorry to hear this. Good thoughts your way.

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The Grape of Wrath

Don't expect them in June. Don't expect any TP in June either.

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The Grape of Wrath

Republicans did, not Democrats.

awteam2000

Yes there will be a ‘White House’ press briefing on the coronavirus, this evening . Trump will lead by declaring some ridiculous proclamation, like the monarch butterfly will no longer be able to migrate from the southern hemisphere to America. He’ll deploying the US Army’s Butterfly Battalion. Then finding blame on some vulnerable group that his ‘cult’ will rally around, “it’s their fault”. Follow by Pence congratulating Trump on his great leadership. Concluding with questions, but no answers but plenty of bombastic untruths, “the press is mean to me.” No useful information, nothing of substance. Don’t forget to wear your mask

The Grape of Wrath

You mean you still watch them?

Dwasserba

And someone said commenting is a waste of time...

DickD

And the naive still support this idiot as they call those that don't haters. At the same time Trump will be holding one his hate rallies waving his hands up to get them yell louder; "lock her up ".

corgikid

Are you offering Joe Biden as the alternative? Count me as one of the naive. I am supporting Trump all the way.

DickD

Join the cult. [lol]

xJacky1

Only brainless idiots think HRC would done better. Wake up, DICK!! We got the best man at the helm.

DickD

Now there's the epitome of ignorance

xJacky1

Really, Dick? He has done a good job overall. All your angst over a death rate of 1/100 of 1 percent in the USA. Try looking at your obstructionist / witch hunting America loathing party for the failure.

Alice Jones

get over hillary snowflake. go to your safe space

xJacky1

Trump is doing a great job. He has the right people in place and hasn’t dithered like our last empty suit banana republic el presidente.

Alice Jones

great job? lolololololol. hardly. that thing is a bumbling dotard.

patomd969

"Maryland Sees Highest One-Day Jump in Covid=19 Cases" Gosh, I wonder if this has anything to do with increased testing? Duh!!!

FyremanEd

👍🏻 FACT

awteam2000

COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland total tested 23,690

Number of Confirmed Cases: 2758

Number of negative test results: 20,932

Number of Deaths: 42

Hospitalizations: 664 ever hospitalized

Released From Isolation: 159

huskycats

The CDC is saying absolutely do not wash these masks, they, like gloves should be used once and thrown away.

Russian

Jan 22

Trump repeatedly emphasized that everything was “under control” and that the virus would just “disappear” in warmer months

aust42

Hey FNP can you please get rid of this annoying "Russian" troll who has Stage 4 Trump Deranged Syndrome.

StupidPaywall

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Russian

If we get rid of the imbecile in WH who’s overseeing the preventable deaths of thousands of productive Americans I will gladly leave

DickD

Right after they get rid of all the far right cult of Donald Trump.

lmd054

I DEFINITELY AGREE with you!!!!!! Maybe the TDS will knock him out!!!!!

Russian

It will soon disappear.

jsklinelga

As this crisis escalates and hits closer to home it would be informative to know how well prepared Frederick County is and if there is anything the residents sitting on the sidelines can do to help.

Without doubt I am sure the local government leaders are doing everything possible, within their abilities, to help prepare. What can the residents do? Soon this may be a more important local story than a national story. Can effective masks be made at home for the general public to use? Lots of questions.

vodalone

Yes, first and foremost we should all be wearing masks when going out in public, especially to more crowded places like grocery stores. The aversion to masks in this country is astounding and will cause a much higher sick count than needed. You can make masks at home, there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube. You can make a few and have them on rotation, throw them in the washer or hamper after you get home.

hayduke2

vodalone - did you bother to the read the article in today's FNP that disputes your claim?

jsklinelga

hayduke

She was informative somewhat. You tube does have tutorials. Actually they have one made out of paper towels. But for auxiliary hospital use they have some that are a little more complicated but not super hard to make.

vodalone

No, but I'm not referring to the surgical masks or N95 masks, I'm referring to home made masks made out of different materials which can be washed. Are you disputing detergent and bleach doesn't kill the virus?

DickD

Any protection is better than none, but homemade masks are not good. Best is the N95.

Dwasserba

I would hesitate to contaminate my washer or hamper

DickD

Vodo

"Are you disputing detergent and bleach doesn't kill the virus?" If you are wearing a mask it would not help. Sure, an improvised one can be washed, but an improvised one is not very good either.

DickD

If you insist on not being isolated, here are the answers for a mask:

https://r.search.aol.com/_ylt=AwrE1xjyXYdeQ90AiRRpCWVH

".....  for the record, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t recommend face masks for those who aren’t sick or caring for someone with the disease. Instead, just keep your distance (six feet) from others, cover your nose and mouth if you cough or sneeze, wash your hands and stay home if you’re not well.Experts say that’s sound guidance."

“Surgical masks provide less protection than N95 masks, and my guess is that bandannas would provide even less,” Rabinowitz said. The N95 is the best, surgical masks not so good because, " They fit loosely around the nose and mouth, and fine, virus-laden airborne particles could be inhaled with unfiltered air around their edges. So a makeshift substitute like a bandanna or handkerchief that fits more loosely will filter out even fewer particles."

" The most effective is the N 95 respirator, government certified to filter out at least 95 percent of microscopic airborne particles, including viruses. They often are aimed at industrial workers to protect them from airborne particles, but also are made for hospital workers and the general public."

awteam2000

I would recommend you checkout the county website. The county has been reporting on local plans, actions, and recommendations for more then a month to address the Coronavirus. Also See FNP for the past two months they have been reporting on county instructions regularly.

https://frederickcountymd.gov/

Here’s some other county sites that may be helpful to you.

http://www.fnppodcasts.com/frederick-uncut

https://frederickcountymd.gov/1225/FCG-TV

DickD

The answer, Jim!  Lol

https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-do-face-masks-work.html

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may soon agree with this assessment; the agency currently states that healthy people do not need to wear face masks unless they are caring for someone who is ill with the new corona virus. But an anonymous federal official said that the CDC may change these guidelines, in effect encouraging people to cover their faces in public, The Washington Post reported on March 30.That said, the public does not need to wear face masks most of the time, said Dr. Otto Yang, a professor in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.Related: How does the new corona virus compare with the flu?If you're out for a walk — in essence, going to a setting where you can be at least 6 feet (1.8 meters) from other people, "then I think that not having a mask is fine and that fits the CDC recommendations," Yang said.

But, in his opinion, "If you have to be in a crowded situation, perhaps on a plane or waiting in line at the airport, it might make sense to wear a mask," Yang told Live Science. The discussion about face masks has become a national conversation. Many people in the public are buying face masks to protect themselves. But health care experts have urged against hoarding, since these supplies are desperately needed in hospitals. Even the U.S. surgeon general tweeted "Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS!"

m21701m

BECAUSE results are coming in at the same time.. Misleading here.

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