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ZIP CODE REPORT: Over half of Maryland COVID-19 deaths have occurred in group living facilities

UPDATE: Keep up with the latest zip code reports here.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health reported on Thursday that there have now been over 29,000 cases of the novel coronavirus in Maryland.  Additionally, the data now shows that over 50 percent of Maryland COVID-19 deaths have taken place in group living facilities.

As of Thursday morning, there have been 1,401 coronavirus-related deaths in the state of Maryland.  Of those, 793 have been resident deaths that occurred in nursing home communities.

There have been 29,374 COVID-19 cases in Maryland, an increase of 1,211 cases since Wednesday.

There have been 1,401 related deaths, 5,663 total hospitalizations (1,683 currently hospitalized), 119,226 negative test results, and 2,029 individuals have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 3,662 COVID-19 cases and and 155 deaths while Harford County has confirmed 552 cases and 18 deaths (editor’s note: “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).

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

  • 21040 (Edgewood) – 70 cases
  • 21047 (Fallston) – 15 cases
  • 21057 (Glen Arm) – 0 cases
  • 21085 (Joppa) – 37 cases
  • 21087 (Kingsville) – 11 cases
  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 24 cases
  • 21156 (Upper Falls) – 0 cases
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 0 cases
  • 21206 (Overlea) – 238 cases
  • 21220 (Middle River) – 171 cases
  • 21221 (Essex) – 127 cases
  • 21234 (Parkville/Carney) – 281 cases
  • 21236 (Nottingham) – 88 cases
  • 21237 (Rosedale) – 158 cases

On Wednesday, Governor Larry Hogan announced that some elective medical procedures and low-risk outdoor activities could resume immediately.  In addition, if “the curve” continues to remain flat, Maryland may be ready to initiate Phase 1 of the state’s Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery as soon as next week.

In the meantime, state schools will remain closed through the end of the school year, according to MSDE Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon.  Baltimore County Public Schools have already announced that the Class of 2020 will graduate online.

Additional data and charts can be viewed below.

New Maryland COVID-19 Cases 20200507
Chart via Tyler Fogarty
Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200507
Chart via MDH


Maryland COVID-19 Hospital Utilization Curve 20200507
Chart via MDH
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