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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland ICU bed usage remains low as hospitalizations rise

UPDATE: View the latest NottinghamMD.com COVID-19 reports here.

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NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday reported that statewide COVID-19 ICU bed usage remains low as new deaths remained in the single digits.

As of Thursday morning, there have been 80,836 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 664 cases since Wednesday. A total of 16,043 tests were performed over the past 24 hours.  Maryland has now conducted 1,016,222 tests.

The statewide positivity rate is now 4.56%, a slight increase from Wednesday’s 4.49%.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate now stands at 6.01%, an increase from Wednesday’s 5.72%.

There have been 3,281 related deaths and 528 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 5 deaths and 23 hospitalized patients since Wednesday. Approximately 71% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age, as seen in the chart below from the Maryland Department of Health.  A total of 133 ICU beds are currently in use, a decrease of 4 since Wednesday.  There have now been 708,205 negative test results.

Baltimore County has confirmed 10,345 COVID-19 cases and and 500 deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in the totals below).

Case breakdown by zip code in NottinghamMD.com’s coverage area:

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 121 cases
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 46 cases
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 831 cases
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 350 cases

Previous COVID-19 reports can be viewed here.

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday ordered that county residents over the age of 2 wear face coverings whenever they are in an indoor public area.

On Tuesday evening, Baltimore County Public Schools announced that the 2020-2021 school year would begin online The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that schools reopen in the fall.

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

Additional charts and data can be found below.

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Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200723

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200723

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200723

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age 20200734

 

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