"If these last few difficult months have reminded us of anything, it is that life is so fragile," Gov. Larry Hogan said on Memorial Day.
MARYLAND — As of Monday morning, the Maryland Department of Health reported 47,152 people have tested positive for the coronavirus. In the last day, 839 new cases of the virus have been confirmed.
Officials say 2,187 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus; lab results are pending for 115 others as of Monday.
Of those who have died, officials reported Monday morning that 1,001 were residents of Montgomery and Prince George's counties, where 526 and 475 have died from the illness, respectively.
"On this Memorial Day weekend, we pray for all of our fallen," Gov. Larry Hogan said in a video released on Twitter Monday morning. "If these last few difficult months have reminded us of anything, it is that life is so fragile."
Statewide 1,279 people are hospitalized with the virus as of Monday morning, health officials say. Admissions went up on the intensive care unit day-to-day, where 517 patients were being treated for the virus Monday, compared with 503 people Sunday.
Since the first cases of the virus were confirmed March 5 in Maryland, authorities report 8,092 people have been hospitalized due to the virus and 3,329 Marylanders have been released from isolation.
In Maryland 202,425 people have tested negative for the virus, authorities said Monday morning — an addition of 8,376 since Sunday.
The state's positivity rate for the coronavirus is 18.89 percent, based on Monday's data. Health experts expect as more people are tested, the overall positivity rate will go down, so officials can determine just how many people have the virus and work to contain it.
Of the 9,215 new test results reported Monday, 839 were positive, meaning the positivity rate from this batch of test results was 9.1 percent. Read more at Patch