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COVID-19 REPORT: ICU bed usage remains low as hospitalizations tick higher

UPDATE: View the latest COVID-19 reports here.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday reported that statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations rose while the overall positivity rate remained largely flat.

As of Tuesday morning, there have been 79,545 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 860 cases since Monday. The statewide positivity rate is now 4.49%, largely unchanged from Monday’s 4.50%.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate now stands at 5.92%, an increase from Monday’s 5.50%.  Maryland has now conducted 979,158 coronavirus tests, including 20,550 tests that were conducted over the past 24 hours.

There have been 3,272 related deaths and 484 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 20 deaths and 21 hospitalized patients since Monday. There have now been 684,822 negative test results.

Baltimore County has confirmed 9,994 COVID-19 cases and and 497 deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in the totals below).

Case breakdown by zip code in’s coverage area:

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 115 cases
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 44 cases
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 804 cases
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 341 cases

Previous COVID-19 reports can be viewed here.

“Maryland is now reporting a statewide (COVID-19) positivity rate of 4.49%,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday. “Though we are experiencing an uptick in total hospitalizations, ICU bed usage remains consistently low. It is more critical than ever for Marylanders to remain vigilant and take precautions to slow the spread.”

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

Additional charts and data can be found below.

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200721

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200721

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200721

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age 20200721


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