According to the Maryland Department of Health, as of May 26th, 2020, the following Marylanders have been affected by COVID-19:
Number of confirmed cases : 47,687
Number of negative test results : 206,800
Number of confirmed deaths : 2,217
Number of probable deaths : 116
Currently hospitalized : 1,315
Acute care : 795
Intensive care : 520
Ever hospitalized : 8,179
Released from isolation : 3,334
The Maryland Department of Health recommends, that you “Wash your hands often with soap and water. Cover your mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Avoid contact with sick people. If you are sick, stay home and call your health care provider” (Web, 2020).
Additionally, it is recommended that all Marylanders, “Practice social distancing — keep distance between yourself and others and avoid crowds. Avoid handshaking, hugging and other intimate types of greeting. Avoid non-essential travel (your health care provider may have specific guidance for your situation). Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces
Work from home if possible for your work situation. Avoid unnecessary errands — consider ways to have essential items, like food and other household supplies, brought to your house through online delivery services or through family or social networks.” (Web, 2020)
In this time of uncertainty, it is important to ensure the safety and security of yourself, and others.
Accessed on 5/26/2020: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/