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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland positivity rate falls to another record low

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

Original story below…

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NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate hit another new record low over the past 24 hours.

As of Friday, there have been 93,806 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 801 cases since Thursday. A total of 28,579 tests were performed over the past 24 hours.  Maryland has now conducted 1,377,459 tests.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 3.90%, a decrease from Thursday’s 4.03% and a second consecutive new record low.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate stands at 5.00%, a decrease from Thursday’s 5.31%.

There have been 3,429 related deaths and 528 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 14 deaths and a decrease of 7 hospitalizations since Thursday.  A total of 135 ICU beds are currently in use, a decrease of 4 beds since Thursday.  Approximately 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (2,405/3,429), as seen in the chart below from the Maryland Department of Health.

There have now been 913,018 negative test results and 5,790 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 12,915 COVID-19 cases and and 537 (+2) deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).

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

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 158 cases (+1)
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 60 cases (+1)
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 1,079 cases (+14)
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 490 cases (+10)

Previous COVID-19 reports can be viewed here.

“Maryland is reporting a third consecutive day of record low positivity with a seven-day positivity rate of 3.90%—the first time under 4% since the pandemic began,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Friday. “The daily positivity rate dropped to 3.23%. There are 528 current #COVID19 hospitalizations and 135 ICU beds in use.”

“Over one million Marylanders—16.7% of the state’s population—have now been tested for COVID-19,” Hogan added. “Marylanders can plan to be tested at one of 215 testing sites statewide by visiting http://COVIDtest.maryland.gov.”

Last week, Governor Hogan expanded the state’s masking order and issued an out-of-state travel advisory.  Governor Hogan this week issued an emergency order aimed at preventing blanket private school closings in local Maryland jurisdictions.

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

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Additional charts and data from the Maryland Department of Health can be found below.

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200807

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200807

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200807

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age Group 20200807

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