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BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD — As of Monday, Baltimore County has a total of 19,043 positive new coronavirus cases, according to the Baltimore County Health Department, and 622 deaths. The state has 116,646 confirmed cases and 3,696 deaths total, reports the Maryland Department of Health. More than 14,884 people have been hospitalized.
The number of confirmed cases in Baltimore County nursing homes stands at 717. The number of death cases in Baltimore County nursing homes is at 104.
The following zip codes have the highest confirmed case counts in Baltimore County as of Oct. 12:
21222 with 1,411 cases
21234 with 1,364 cases
21117 with 1,258 cases
21228 with 1,297 cases
21220 with 1,114 cases
The county health department has its own website created to monitor the situation, broken down by new cases per day and other data.
The CDC advises doing the following to stop the spread of the virus:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If this is not available, use hand sanitizer that is at least 60 percent alcohol.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Keep 6 feet of space between people.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.