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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland positivity rate dips as state performs over 31,000 tests in 24 hours

UPDATE: View the latest COVID-19 reports here.

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NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Saturday reported that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate dipped slightly over the past 24 hours as the state performed the second-highest one-day number of tests to date.

As of Saturday, there have been 89,365 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 1,019 cases since Friday. A total of 31,003 tests were performed over the past 24 hours, the second-highest one-day testing total since the pandemic began.  Maryland has now conducted 1,245,767 tests.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 4.47%, a slight decrease from Friday’s 4.54%.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate stands at 5.53%, a slight increase from Friday’s 5.48%.

There have been 3,374 related deaths and 592 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 12 deaths and 2 hospitalizations since Friday.  A total of 132 ICU beds are currently in use, an increase of 4 beds since Friday.  Approximately 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (2,366/3,374), as seen in the chart below from the Maryland Department of Health.

For a statewide breakdown of the COVID-19 fatality rate by age group, click here.

There have now been 839,989 negative test results and 5,713 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 11,997 COVID-19 cases and and 527 deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).

Case breakdown by zip code in’s coverage area:

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 145 cases (+3)
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 54 cases (+1)
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 997 cases (+17)
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 439 cases (+7)

Previous COVID-19 reports can be viewed here.

On Thursday afternoon, Governor Hogan expanded the state’s masking order and issued an out-of-state travel advisory.

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

Additional charts and data can be found below.

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200801

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200801

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200801

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age Group 20200801

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