Mechanicsville, MD- Between Friday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 5:30 p.m., The Maryland Department of Health announced the deaths of ten Marylanders. This brings the Maryland death count to fifteen(15) individuals.
Among those that died this weekend was a Carroll County man in his 90s with underlying medical conditions; a Howard County man in his 70s with underlying medical conditions; a Prince George’s County man in his 30s with underlying medical conditions; a Prince George’s County woman is her 50s with underlying medical conditions; and a Prince George’s County man is his 70s with underlying medical conditions.
A Prince George’s County resident in his 50s; a Charles County resident in his 50s; a Wicomico County resident in her 60s with underlying medical conditions; a Baltimore City resident in her 60s with underlying medical conditions; and a Baltimore City resident in her 80s with underlying medical conditions.
P.G. County has lost four individuals in that 48 hour period, while Charles County registered the first death from COVID-19 in Southern Maryland.
Among those that died this weekend in P.G. County was Northwestern High School Basketball Coach Mr. Terrance Burke.
“With a heavy heart, I am sad to share the news that Mr. Terrance Burke, Northwestern High School Professional School Counselor and head basketball coach, has died from the coronavirus (COVID-19). I know this news is devastating and shocking to many in the Northwestern High School community and all who knew and loved him. Please know that my heart is breaking with yours and I am praying for your strength and comfort during this time,” wrote P.G. County Deputy Superintendent of Teaching Monica Goldson Ed.D; in a letter to students, staff and administrators.
“A support team of school psychologists, professional school counselors, and pupil personnel workers from Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will provide counseling and support to students and staff remotely for as long as necessary. “
Terrance Burke also worked as a guidance counselor at the school and served in the U.S. Navy from 1988 until 1996.
“We will make it through this time together,” Goldson said. “Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones.”