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ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate drops by full percentage point, hospitalizations hit lowest level in 50 days

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 fell once again, as did the statewide positivity rate.

As of Wednesday morning, there have been 54,982 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland.  The statewide positivity rate is now at 9.5%, a decrease from Tuesday’s 10.5%. Baltimore County’s positivity rate stands at 8.7%, a decrease from Tuesday’s 9.7%.

There have been 2,519 related deaths and 1,109 individuals are currently hospitalized…a decrease of 39 hospitalizations since Tuesday.

There have been 272,643 negative test results and 3,970 individuals have been released from isolation. Of Maryland’s 2,519 deaths, 1,383 (more than 50 percent) have been in congregate facility settings (nursing homes).

Baltimore County has confirmed 6,457 COVID-19 cases and and 350 deaths while Harford County has confirmed 901 cases and 48 deaths (editor’s note: for the sake of accuracy, “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).  Of Baltimore County’s 350 COVID-19 deaths, 274 (more than 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) – 125 cases
  • 21047 (Fallston) – 29 cases
  • 21057 (Glen Arm) – 21 cases
  • 21085 (Joppa) – 70 cases
  • 21087 (Kingsville) – 14 cases
  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 41 cases
  • 21156 (Upper Falls) – 0 cases
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 13 cases
  • 21206 (Overlea) – 431 cases
  • 21220 (Middle River) – 328 cases
  • 21221 (Essex) – 300 cases
  • 21234 (Parkville/Carney) – 477 cases
  • 21236 (Nottingham) – 177 cases
  • 21237 (Rosedale) – 324 cases

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

“Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to 9.5%—below 10% for the first time since late March—and total current hospitalizations have fallen to their lowest level since April 14,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday. “Maryland has now conducted 380,716 COVID-19 tests, including 14,385 over the last 24 hours.”

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Governor Hogan will hold a 4 p.m. press conference on Wednesday to discuss the George Floyd case, the protests in Baltimore City, as well as progress on COVID-19 testing and the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200603

Maryland COVID-19 Positivity Rate by County 20200603

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