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ZIP CODE REPORT: Nursing home facilities account for half of all Maryland COVID-19 deaths

UPDATE: For the latest zip code report, click here.

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NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health has begun releasing data on COVID-19 outbreaks within state nursing homes, as directed this week by Governor Larry Hogan.

The new data shows that nursing home deaths account for about 50 percent (48%) of all Maryland coronavirus-related deaths.

Health officials stated on Tuesday night that there have been 471 confirmed deaths within nursing home communities.  Maryland’s total death toll from COVID-19 stands at 985 as of Wednesday morning.  There have also been 4,369 confirmed COVID-19 cases inside nursing home facilities.

As of Wednesday, there have been 20,849 COVID-19 cases in Maryland.

There have been 985 related deaths, 4,402 total hospitalizations (1,645 currently hospitalized), 90,080 negative test results, and 1,361 individuals have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 2,740 COVID-19 cases and and 104 deaths while Harford County has confirmed 371 cases and 6 deaths (editor’s note: for the sake of accuracy, is not including deaths categorized as “probable”).

Case breakdown by zip code in northeastern Baltimore County and southern Harford County:

  • 21040 (Edgewood) – 56 cases
  • 21047 (Fallston) – 11 cases
  • 21057 (Glen Arm) – 0 cases
  • 21085 (Joppa) – 23 cases
  • 21087 (Kingsville) – 8 cases
  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 24 cases
  • 21156 (Upper Falls) – 0 cases
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 0 cases
  • 21206 (Overlea) – 191 cases
  • 21220 (Middle River) – 81 cases
  • 21221 (Essex) – 77 cases
  • 21234 (Parkville/Carney) – 228 cases
  • 21236 (Nottingham) – 71 cases
  • 21237 (Rosedale) – 112 cases

Last week, Governor Hogan introduced the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery, the state’s proposed guide for reopening.  The governor has not yet given any indication as to when the state will reopen, however a press conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Governor Hogan announced that $1.6 million in grants would be awarded to companies who have transitioned to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski also announced on Tuesday that the county would award additional grants to small businesses and to artists & musicians who have been affected by the crisis.

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Additional charts and data can be viewed below.

New Maryland COVID-19 Cases 20200429
Chart via Tyler Fogarty


Chart via Maryland Department of Health
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