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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland performs record number of tests as positivity rate falls to new 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 Sunday reported that the state performed a massive amount of COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours as the overall positivity rate fell to a new record low.

As of Sunday, there have been 95,503 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 922 cases since Saturday. A total of 40,473 tests were performed over the past 24 hours…a new one-day record.  Maryland has now conducted 1,438,739 tests.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 3.75%, a decrease from Saturday’s 4.03% and a new record low.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate stands at 4.87%, a decrease from Saturday’s 5.10%.

There have been 3,448 related deaths and 525 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 8 deaths and 10 hospitalizations since Saturday.  A total of 128 ICU beds are currently in use, an increase of 1 bed since Saturday.  Approximately 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (2,422/3,448), as seen in the chart below from the Maryland Department of Health.

There have now been 943,842 negative test results and 5,910 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 13,257 COVID-19 cases and and 541 (+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) – 163 cases (+4)
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 63 cases (+3)
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 1,117 (+16)
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 511 cases (+8)

Previous COVID-19 reports can be viewed here.

“After an incredible 40,473 COVID-19 tests reported in the past 24 hours—2.72% of which came back positive—the state is reporting a new record low seven-day positivity rate of 3.75%,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Sunday. “There are 525 current hospitalizations with 128 ICU beds in use.”

“Local positivity rates dropped to record lows in Anne Arundel, Frederick, and Prince George’s Counties, and fell below 5% in Baltimore City and Baltimore County,” Governor Hogan added. “The positivity rate is above 5% in three jurisdictions.”

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

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

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Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200809

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200809

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200809

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age Group 20200809

 

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