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ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations fall or flatten for 11th straight day

UPDATE: View the latest NottinghamMD.com zip code reports here.

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NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Saturday reported that there have now been over 45,000 COVID-19 cases in Maryland.

As of Saturday morning, there have been 45,495 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 1,071 cases since Friday as testing efforts continue to ramp up statewide.

There have been 2,130 related deaths, 7,825 total hospitalizations, and 1,320 individuals are currently hospitalized…an decrease of 9 patients since Friday. This marks the eleventh 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 186,832 negative test results and 3,283 individuals have been released from isolation. Of Maryland’s 2,130 deaths, 1,131 (more than 50 percent) have been in congregate facility settings (nursing homes).

Baltimore County has confirmed 5,290 COVID-19 cases and and 284 deaths while Harford County has confirmed 764 cases and 43 deaths (editor’s note: for the sake of accuracy, NottinghamMD.com is not including deaths categorized as “probable” in these totals).

In Baltimore County, 205 of the county’s 284 deaths, or 72%, have occurred in nursing home communities.

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

  • 21040 (Edgewood) – 102 cases
  • 21047 (Fallston) – 26 cases
  • 21057 (Glen Arm) – 0 cases
  • 21085 (Joppa) – 60 cases
  • 21087 (Kingsville) – 11 cases
  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 35 cases
  • 21156 (Upper Falls) – 0 cases
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 8 cases
  • 21206 (Overlea) – 364 cases
  • 21220 (Middle River) – 274 cases
  • 21221 (Essex) – 239 cases
  • 21234 (Parkville/Carney) – 392 cases
  • 21236 (Nottingham) – 139 cases
  • 21237 (Rosedale) – 274 cases

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

Baltimore County partially reopened for business at 9 a.m. on Friday morning, with restrictions in place.  Businesses must adhere to the Phase One guidelines outlined in Governor Larry Hogan’s Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.  Barbershops and hair salons are now open by appointment only.

Despite Governor Hogan’s announcement that churches in Maryland could begin holding religious services at 50 percent capacity, religious institutions in Baltimore County are still limited to gatherings of ten people or less, whether indoors or outdoors.  Services where individuals remain in their vehicles are permitted.

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski reiterated this week that there is no stay-at-home order in place in Baltimore County, however residents are strongly encouraged to remain at home.

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President Trump on Friday declared churches and houses of worship as “essential” and said they should be reopened immediately.  There has been no response from County Executive Olszewski as of Saturday morning, even as protestors took to the streets on Friday over the restrictions currently in place in the county.

The county will be deploying Social Distance Ambassadors at local parks as they begin to open.

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…

Baltimore County COVID Data 20200523

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitaizations 20200523

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200523

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