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ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations fall for third straight week

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 Wednesday reported that statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations have now dropped for three weeks straight.

As of Wednesday morning, there have been 62,969 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland.  The statewide positivity rate has now fallen to 5.81%, down from Tuesday’s 6.20%. Baltimore County’s positivity rate stands at 6.58%, a decrease from Tuesday’s 6.74%.  Harford County’s positivity rate stands at 2.83%, a decrease from Tuesday’s 3.04%.

There have been 2,866 related deaths and 702 individuals are currently hospitalized…a decrease of 40 patients since Tuesday.  COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland have now fallen for 21 consecutive days.

There have been 378,374 negative test results. Of Maryland’s 2,866 deaths, 1,235 (roughly 43 percent) have been in congregate facility settings (nursing homes).

Baltimore County has confirmed 7,329 COVID-19 cases and and 411 deaths while Harford County has confirmed 1,032 cases and 58 deaths (editor’s note: for the sake of accuracy, “probable” deaths are not included in the totals below).  Of Baltimore County’s 411 COVID-19 deaths, 290 (around 70%) 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) – 156 cases
  • 21047 (Fallston) – 29 cases
  • 21057 (Glen Arm) – 23 cases
  • 21085 (Joppa) – 81 cases
  • 21087 (Kingsville) – 16 cases
  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 48 cases
  • 21156 (Upper Falls) – 0 cases
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 19 cases
  • 21206 (Overlea) – 515 cases
  • 21220 (Middle River) – 377 cases
  • 21221 (Essex) – 356 cases
  • 21234 (Parkville/Carney) – 535 cases
  • 21236 (Nottingham) – 214 cases
  • 21237 (Rosedale) – 360 cases

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

Last week, Governor Larry Hogan announced additional reopenings that would be permitted under Stage Two of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.

Effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 12, indoor dining resumed at Maryland restaurants at up to 50% capacity. Outdoor amusements, outdoor pools, rides, miniature golf, and go-kart tracks tracks also resumed with appropriate health and safety protocols.

Effective at 5p.m. on Friday, June 19, gyms and dance & martial arts studios will reopen at up to 50% capacity, along with casinos, arcades, and malls.  Pool halls, VFWs, American Legion posts, and other social clubs can also reopen at up to 50% capacity at 5 p.m. on June 19th.

Baltimore County and Haford County have each aligned with the state and allowed additional reopening.

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“Maryland has now conducted 526,882 COVID-19 tests, including 15,594 tests over the last 24 hours,” said Governor Hogan on Wednesday morning. “The statewide positivity rate has fallen to 5.81%. Total hospitalizations are at their lowest level in 73 days, and have dropped more than 45% since Memorial Day.”

Additional charts and data can be viewed below.

Maryland COVID-19 Positivity Rate by County 20200617

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200617

Maryland COVID-19 Positivity Rate 20200617

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200617

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