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ZIP CODE REPORT: 81% of Baltimore County COVID-19 deaths have occurred in nursing homes, Md. hospitalizations rise slightly

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

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NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state ticked up slightly for the second straight day as deaths in Baltimore County surpassed the 300 mark.  Coronavirus deaths in the U.S., meanwhile, have surpassed the 100,000 mark.

As of Wednesday morning, there have been 48,423 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 736 cases since Tuesday.

There have been 2,270 related deaths, 8,281 total hospitalizations, and 1,338 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 23 patients since Tuesday.  It has been three weeks since hospitalizations peaked in Maryland on or around May 6th, according to the chart below from MDH.

There have been 213,632 negative test results and 3,401 individuals have been released from isolation. Of Maryland’s 2,270 deaths, 1,276 (more than 50 percent) have been in congregate facility settings (nursing homes).

Baltimore County has confirmed 5,562 COVID-19 cases and and 304 deaths while Harford County has confirmed 801 cases and 46 deaths (editor’s note: for the sake of accuracy, NottinghamMD.com is not including deaths categorized as “probable” in these totals).

Of Baltimore County’s 304 COVID-19 deaths, 245 (approximately 81%) have occurred within nursing home communities.

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

  • 21040 (Edgewood) – 111 cases
  • 21047 (Fallston) – 29 cases
  • 21057 (Glen Arm) – 14 cases
  • 21085 (Joppa) – 63 cases
  • 21087 (Kingsville) – 11 cases
  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 37 cases
  • 21156 (Upper Falls) – 0 cases
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 9 cases
  • 21206 (Overlea) – 377 cases
  • 21220 (Middle River) – 290 cases
  • 21221 (Essex) – 262 cases
  • 21234 (Parkville/Carney) – 409 cases
  • 21236 (Nottingham) – 149 cases
  • 21237 (Rosedale) – 290 cases

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

The zip codes with the highest case counts are as follow, according to the Maryland Department of Health:

1. 20783 – 1,739 cases, Prince George’s
2. 20906 – 1,154 cases, Montgomery
3. 20706 – 955 cases, Prince George’s
4. 20902 – 932 cases, Montgomery
5. 21224 – 837 cases, Baltimore City/Baltimore
6. 20784 – 835 cases, Prince George’s
7. 20904 – 796 cases, Montgomery
8. 20782 – 778 cases, Prince George’s
9. 20737 – 698 cases, Prince George’s
10. 20903 – 690 cases, Montgomery

Only one Baltimore County zip code (21224) is currently among the top ten in highest COVID-19 case counts in Maryland.

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On Tuesday, Baltimore County issued guidance for restaurants who wish to offer outdoor seating once state officials allow it.  Also on Tuesday, the Archdiocese of Baltimore announced that, beginning this weekend, churches would begin offering Masses at one-third capacity in jurisdictions that allow it.  Baltimore County is not yet one of those jurisdictions, however.

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

Governor Larry Hogan will be holding a press conference at 5 p.m. on Wednesday to provide an update on the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.

Additional charts and data below…

Baltimore County COVID-19 Dashboard 20200527

 

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200527

 

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200527

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