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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland positivity rate hits new record low, ICU bed usage declines

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

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NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Monday reported that the statewide positivity rate hit a new record low as ICU bed usage declined over the past 24 hours.

As of Monday, there have been 96,258 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 755 cases since Sunday. A total of 29,731 tests were performed over the past 24 hours.  Maryland has now conducted 1,468,470 tests.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 3.62%, a decrease from Sunday’s 3.75% and another new record low.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate stands at 4.54%, a decrease from Sunday’s 4.87%.

There have been 3,454 related deaths and 534 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 6 deaths and 90 hospitalizations since Sunday.  A total of 119 ICU beds are currently in use, a decrease of 9 beds since Sunday.  Approximately 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (2,426/3,454), as seen in the chart below from the Maryland Department of Health.

There have now been 960,552 negative test results and 5,910 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 13,400 COVID-19 cases and and 541 (+0) deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).

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

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 165 cases (+2)
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 66 cases (+3)
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 1,131 (+14)
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 515 cases (+4)
    21237 (Rossville/Rosedale) – 637 cases

Previous COVID-19 reports can be viewed here.

“Maryland’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rate has reached another new all-time low of 3.62%,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Monday. “The state’s hospitalization metrics continue to plateau, with ICU beds dropping below 120 for the first time since July 14.”

“The positivity rates for Baltimore City (4.49%) and Baltimore County (4.54%) are at their lowest levels since late March,” Governor Hogan added. “Only two jurisdictions are reporting rates above 5%, and Worcester County has dropped back down to 3.78%.”

“Over the last several weeks, we have been particularly concerned about rising infection rates among young people,” Governor Hogan concluded. “Fortunately, the positivity rate among Marylanders under 35 has steadily declined over the last two weeks, down nearly 30% since July 23.”

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 20200810

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200810

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200810

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age Group 20200810

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