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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland cases spike as state performs over 24,000 tests in one day

UPDATE: View the latest COVID-19 reports here.

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NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the state had performed over 24,000 COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours.

As of Friday morning, there have been 81,766 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 930 cases since Thursday. A total of 24,220 tests were performed over the past 24 hours…the second-highest one-day total since the pandemic began.  Maryland has now conducted 1,040,442 tests.

The statewide positivity rate is now 4.69%, a slight increase from Thursday’s 4.56%.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate now stands at 6.19%, a slight increase from Thursday’s 6.01%.

There have been 3,293 related deaths and 533 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 12 deaths and 5 hospitalized patients since Thursday. Approximately 70% 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 143 ICU beds are currently in use, an increase of 10 beds since Thursday.  There have now been 722,584 negative test results and 5,434 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 10,520 COVID-19 cases and and 501 deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in the totals below).

Case breakdown by zip code in’s coverage area:

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 122 cases
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 46 cases
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 847 cases
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 359 cases

Previous COVID-19 reports can be viewed here.

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

Additional charts and data can be found below.

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200724

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200724

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200724

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age 20200724

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