Maryland’s fourth death from the new coronavirus was confirmed Tuesday, with the announcement coming on the same day the state reported 61 new cases of the virus, its highest single-day increase.
A Prince George’s County man in his 60s who suffered from underlying health conditions was the state’s fourth coronavirus-related death, the Maryland Department of Health announced Tuesday afternoon. Three of Maryland’s four deaths were men in their 60s with underlying health conditions, with two in Prince George’s County and the other in Baltimore County. A Montgomery County woman in her 40s, who also had underlying medical conditions, was announced Saturday as Maryland’s third death.
The total number of cases statewide reached 349, a 21% increase over Monday, when Gov. Larry Hogan ordered the closure of Maryland’s nonessential businesses. The 61 new cases represent the state’s biggest one-day jump to date, said Mike Ricci, Hogan’s spokesman.