Maryland reports zero coronavirus deaths in a first since March

Maryland is reporting zero deaths from the coronavirus in a 24-hour period for the first time since March 28.

The state said Thursday morning that there had been no deaths reported in 24 hours. That doesn’t necessarily mean that no COVID-19 deaths occurred in that timeframe, because some deaths are not immediately reported due to a time lag in the submission of a death certificate.

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Still, Gov. Larry Hogan says it’s an “encouraging milestone” and a tribute to the efforts of health care workers.

Maryland has reported a total of 3,805 deaths from the coronavirus so far. Maryland reported that there have been 125,510 coronavirus cases confirmed in the state as of Thursday. That was an increase of 785 cases in 24 hours.