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ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations fall to lowest level in six weeks

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

Original story below…

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NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Saturday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state dropped for the third consecutive day as statewide cases topped 52,000.

As of Saturday morning, there have been 52,015 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland.  The statewide positivity rate is now at 11.6%, a decrease from Friday’s 12.0%.

There have been 2,390 related deaths and 1,239 individuals are currently hospitalized…a decrease of 57 hospitalizations since Friday.

There have been 241,931 negative test results and 3,649 individuals have been released from isolation. Of Maryland’s 2,390 deaths, 1,290 (more than 50 percent) have been in congregate facility settings (nursing homes).

Baltimore County has confirmed 5,955 COVID-19 cases and and 325 deaths while Harford County has confirmed 861 cases and 46 deaths (editor’s note: for the sake of accuracy, “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).  Of Baltimore County’s 320 COVID-19 deaths, 245 (over 75%) 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) – 121 cases
  • 21047 (Fallston) – 29 cases
  • 21057 (Glen Arm) – 16 cases
  • 21085 (Joppa) – 66 cases
  • 21087 (Kingsville) – 13 cases
  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 39 cases
  • 21156 (Upper Falls) – 0 cases
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 11 cases
  • 21206 (Overlea) – 402 cases
  • 21220 (Middle River) – 311 cases
  • 21221 (Essex) – 285 cases
  • 21234 (Parkville/Carney) – 439 cases
  • 21236 (Nottingham) – 160 cases
  • 21237 (Rosedale) – 303 cases

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

“Maryland has now conducted 339,361 COVID-19 tests, including 10,845 tests over the last 24 hours,” said Governor Hogan on Saturday. “Our COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to 11.6%—its lowest level in more than 2 months—and current total hospitalizations have fallen to their lowest level in more than 6 weeks.”

“We started our first major testing site at FedEx Field in March with 100 tests, and since then, have increased our capacity exponentially,” Hogan added. “The state conducted 1,686 COVID-19 tests at Six Flags D.C. on Friday—a record high for the state’s community-based testing sites.”

On Friday evening, Baltimore County fully entered Stage One of Governor Larry Hogan’s Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.  Restaurants were allowed to open with outdoor seating and churches and houses of worship were permitted to resume holding religions services, with restrictions in place.  Additional details are available here.

Harford County has also completely entered Stage One.

Additional data and charts can be found below below.

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Maryland COVID-19 Percent Positive by County 20200530

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