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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland ICU bed usage, hospitalizations drop as state sees another high-volume testing day

UPDATE: View the latest COVID-19 reports here.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Monday reported that statewide hospitalizations dipped as the state performed more than 23,000 tests over the past 24 hours.

As of Monday, there have been 84,876 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 1,128 cases since Sunday. A total of 23,400 tests were performed over the past 24 hours…the fifth-highest one-day total since the pandemic began.  Maryland has now conducted 1,120,761 tests.

As seen in the chart below, the daily number of new cases reported seems to have a direct correlation to the number of tests being performed…


COVID-19 Maryland Testing vs Positivity 20200726
Data via MDH; chart via Eddie Lee

The statewide positivity rate stands at 4.61%, a slight increase from Sunday’s 4.47%.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate stands at 5.94%, a slight increase from Sunday’s 5.79%.

There have been 3,315 related deaths and 536 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 6 deaths and a decrease of 4 hospitalized patients since Sunday. Approximately 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (2,329/3,315), as seen in the chart below from the Maryland Department of Health.

A total of 145 ICU beds are currently in use, a decrease of 8 beds since Sunday.  There have now been 770,642 negative test results and 5,434 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 11,124 COVID-19 cases and and 508 deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).

Case breakdown by zip code in’s coverage area:

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 135 cases
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 48 cases
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 901 cases
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 390 cases

Previous COVID-19 reports can be viewed here.

“Maryland is now reporting a 4.61% statewide positivity rate,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Monday. “Total current hospitalizations have dropped slightly to 536 with 145 ICU beds in use.”

“Remember: only you can stop the spread of COVID-19,” Hogan added. “Wear a mask, practice physical distancing, and wash your hands.”

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

Additional charts and data can be found below.

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200727

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200727

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200727

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age 20200727

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