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ZIP CODE REPORT: Md. COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall; 75 percent of Baltimore County deaths have occurred in nursing homes

UPDATE: View the latest zip code reports here.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday reported that there have now been over 43,000 COVID-19 cases in Maryland.

As of Thursday morning, there have been 43,531 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 1,208 cases since Wednesday.

There have been 2,045 related deaths, 7,485 total hospitalizations, and 1,374 individuals are currently hospitalized…an decrease of 36 patients since Wednesday. This marks the ninth 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 176,702 negative test results and 3,099 individuals have been released from isolation. Of Maryland’s 2,045 deaths, 1,131 (more than 50 percent) have been in congregate facility settings (nursing homes).

Baltimore County has confirmed 5,135 COVID-19 cases and and 271 deaths while Harford County has confirmed 737 cases and 37 deaths (editor’s note: for the sake of accuracy, is not including deaths categorized as “probable” in these totals).

In Baltimore County, 204 of the county’s 271 deaths, or 75%, have occurred in nursing home communities.

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

  • 21040 (Edgewood) – 100 cases
  • 21047 (Fallston) – 25 cases
  • 21057 (Glen Arm) – 0 cases
  • 21085 (Joppa) – 57 cases
  • 21087 (Kingsville) – 11 cases
  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 35 cases
  • 21156 (Upper Falls) – 0 cases
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 8 cases
  • 21206 (Overlea) – 343 cases
  • 21220 (Middle River) – 260 cases
  • 21221 (Essex) – 218 cases
  • 21234 (Parkville/Carney) – 380 cases
  • 21236 (Nottingham) – 135 cases
  • 21237 (Rosedale) – 261 cases

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

On Thursday morning, County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced that retail businesses, hair salons, and barbershops could begin reopening at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 22, with restrictions in place.

The businesses that reopen must adhere to the guidelines outlined in Phase One of Governor Larry Hogan’s Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.

The CDC, meanwhile, now states that COVID-19 “does not spread easily” from surface to surface, marking yet another reversal.


Religious institutions in Baltimore County are still limited to gatherings of ten people or less, whether indoors or outdoors, however services where individuals remain in their vehicles are permitted.

The County Executive reiterated on Thursday morning that there is still no stay-at-home order in place in Baltimore County, however residents are strongly encouraged to remain at home.

Harford County entered Phase One of the Roadmap to Recovery last week.  Baltimore City has cancelled all public events through August 31st.

Additional charts and data below…

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200521

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200521


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