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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland positivity rate hits new record low as hospitalizations fall

UPDATE: View the latest COVID-19 reports here.

Original story below…


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

As of Tuesday, there have been 96,843 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 585 cases since Monday. A total of 17,145 tests were performed over the past 24 hours.  Maryland has now conducted 1,485,615 tests.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 3.54%. a decrease from Monday’s 3.62% and another new record low.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate stands at 4.21%, a decrease from Monday’s 4.54%.

There have been 3,467 related deaths and 529 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 13 deaths and a decrease of 5 hospitalizations since Monday.  A total of 121 ICU beds are currently in use, an increase of 2 beds since Monday.

Approximately 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (2,434/3,467), as seen in the chart below from the Maryland Department of Health.

There have now been 970,616 negative test results and 5,935 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 13,374 COVID-19 cases and and 544 (+3) deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).

Case breakdown by zip code in’s coverage area:

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 169 cases (+4)
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 67 cases (+1)
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 1,140 (+9)
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 524 cases (+9)
    21237 (Rossville/Rosedale) – 642 cases (+5)

Previous COVID-19 reports can be viewed here.

“Maryland’s seven-day average positivity rate has dropped to 3.54%—the lowest level since the pandemic began, and the fifth record low reported in the past week,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday. “Total current COVID-19 hospitalizations also declined to 529.”

“The positivity rates for the state’s major jurisdictions continue to decline,” Governor Hogan added. “Anne Arundel, Frederick, and Prince George’s counties are at their lowest levels on record, and Baltimore City and Baltimore County are at their lowest levels since late March.”

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

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

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200811
Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200811
Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200811
Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age Group 20200811

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