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ZIP CODE REPORT: Baltimore County COVID-19 cases top 5,000; hospitalizations continue to fall

UPDATE: View the latest zip code reports here.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday reported that there have now been over 42,000 COVID-19 cases in Maryland.

As of Wednesday morning, there have been 42,323 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 777 cases since Tuesday.

There have been 2,004 related deaths, 7,393 total hospitalizations, and 1,410 individuals are currently hospitalized…an decrease of 11 patients since Tuesday. This marks the eighth consecutive day that COVID-19 hospitalizations have either fallen or remained relatively flat in Maryland. The data in the charts below would seem to indicate that hospitalizations in Maryland peaked on or around April 30th.

There have been 173,007 negative test results and 2,993 individuals have been released from isolation. Of Maryland’s 2,004 deaths, 1,123 (more than 50 percent) have been in congregate facility settings (nursing homes).

Baltimore County has confirmed 5,025 COVID-19 cases and and 261 deaths while Harford County has confirmed 721 cases and 36 deaths (editor’s note: for the sake of accuracy, is not including deaths categorized as “probable” in these totals).

Case breakdown by zip code in’s coverage area of northeastern Baltimore County and southern Harford County:

  • 21040 (Edgewood) – 97 cases
  • 21047 (Fallston) – 24 cases
  • 21057 (Glen Arm) – 0 cases
  • 21085 (Joppa) – 56 cases
  • 21087 (Kingsville) – 11 cases
  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 33 cases
  • 21156 (Upper Falls) – 0 cases
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 0 cases
  • 21206 (Overlea) – 334 cases
  • 21220 (Middle River) – 254 cases
  • 21221 (Essex) – 204 cases
  • 21234 (Parkville/Carney) – 377 cases
  • 21236 (Nottingham) – 129 cases
  • 21237 (Rosedale) – 253 cases

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

Baltimore County has partially entered Phase One of Governor Larry Hogan’s Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.  Harford County has fully entered Phase One.

Data released on Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would seem to indicate that the hospitalization rate for COVID-19 is actually lower than the hospitalization rate for this year’s flu.

On Wednesday, Governor Hogan made appointment-free COVID-19 testing to Maryland residents, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms.

Additional charts and date are below.

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200520
Chart via MDH
Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200520
Chart via MDH


CDC Hospitalization Rate 2020 COVID-19 vs Flu
Data via CDC


Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery Status 20200515

Baltimore County Restrictions 20200515

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