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AAC Emergency: The numbers

Updated: Apr 4, 2020

From hospital beds to social services applications, here's how it adds up

Emergency: the numbers as of March 28, 2020

1) Calls to the emergency operations center: 1800

Our call center here at the Emergency Operations Center has received 1800 calls and is working hard to get information to every caller. The number here is 410-222-1600. And I urge you to use this number. You can also email them at”-- AA County Executive Steuart Pittman

2) County welfare check calls to senior residents: 10,000

At all of our senior centers, aging and disabilities and volunteers from other county agencies continue to call 10,000 of our seniors each week and some daily for a check in. Thank you to the crews doing that work.” --AA County Executive Steuart Pittman

3) Unemployment Insurance claims escalation: 30 times more

As layoffs spiked and unemployment claims increased 30 fold in our county last week, our team at workforce development is stepping up to help find work. The big box stores and some industries are actually still hiring. So go to to get their virtual help finding work at an essential business that is working to meet the needs of our residents.”--AA County Executive Steuart Pittman

4) Applications for Social Services Benefits: Up 42 percent

We have seen an increase in the need for our benefits over the last two weeks to the tune of (a) 42% increase of applications for economic benefits. And we encourage persons to go to MyDHRBenefits to apply for temporary cash assistance, food stamps, and if you're in need of medical (insurance) assistance, please go to You also may contact the DHS Call Center at 1-800-332-6347.” --Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services Director Carnitra White

5)Individuals served by local ecumenical food drive:: Approximately 4,600 in three weeks

People came from near and far as we serve people from 41 zip codes. Some came from as far as Aaccokeek, Maryland. And also the eastern shore. Although people were in line for food, the need was greater. Some were unemployed, others furloughed, and some even homeless. Many spoke of the uncertainty of how their bills will get paid. However, we were honored to be able to put a small dent in their frustrating situation. For more information, please give us a call at 410-672-2006”-- Antonio Palmer, vice president of United Black Clergy of Anne Arundel County

6)Planned increase in availability of hospital beds in Maryland: 60 percent

Generally we're targeting at about a 60% increase in beds across the state. And that's true in our county as well. Identifying additional staffing in order to be able to have more beds, you need more staff and that's across the entire spectrum.”-- Nilesh Kalyanaraman, M.D. AAC Health Officer

7)Number of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) hospitalizations in Maryland: about 220

8)Percentage of COVID-19 patients who are hospitalized in Maryland: about 22 percent

So in general, what we're seeing in the state of the just short of 1000 people who've been confirmed at COVID-19, we have seen about 220 hospitalizations Just a little bit above what we will be doing, we would expect looking across both the country and the world, about 20% of people are getting hospitalized and worried about 22% in the state.”-- Nilesh Kalyanaraman, M.D. AAC Health Officer

9)Positive Test Results for COVID-19 in Maryland: 992

10)Total negative test results for COVID-19 in Maryland: 11,516

So the number that I was given is confirmed cases as 992 number of negative test results is 11,516. So that's the total negative since they started, still a very low number.”--AA County Executive Steuart Pittman

*Source: Anne Arundel County Virtual Town hall on COVID-19, March 28, 2020