One Maryland resident has died as a result of West Nile Virus, according to state health department officials.
Dori Henry, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Thursday confirmed the death of one adult.
The age, gender and county where the victim lived are not being released because of privacy reasons, Henry said.
So far, Maryland has reported 13 cases of the virus this year.
Nearly 1,600 cases have been reported in 48 states. About 70 percent of those cases come from Texas, South Dakota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Michigan—45 percent along were in Texas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Of those cases, 66 people have died as of Aug. 28. It is not clear if the Maryland death is part of that number issued by the CDC.