Maryland’s confirmed coronavirus cases have climbed sharply this week, bringing its total to 24,473 cases.
Since Monday, confirmed cases of the virus have risen by almost 5,000. From Monday to Tuesday, there were 626 new cases, but from Thursday to Friday 1,730 additional cases were confirmed.
From Friday until midday Saturday 1,001 new cases were confirmed.
As of Saturday, Maryland has 1,156 coronavirus-related deaths.
– Texas cases surpass 30,000
Texas confirmed on Saturday that the state now has 30,522 cases, including 1,293 new cases.
The majority, 6,551, are in Harris County, which includes Houston. While over 14,000 Texans have recovered from the virus, 847 have died and 1,725 patients were still hospitalized.
– California’s death toll increases
California on Friday reported 98 more deaths, as cases increased about 3.5% to 52,197. The state has seen a total of 2,171 deaths.
The number of patients in hospitals, about 3,400, and intensive care units, about 1,100, decreased slightly, officials said.