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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland ICU bed usage, hospitalizations continue to decline

UPDATE: View the latest COVID-19 reports here.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU bed usage again declined over the past 24 hours.

As of Friday, there have been 98,875 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 715 cases since Thursday. A total of 24,137 tests were performed over the past 24 hours.  Maryland has now conducted 1,557,609 tests.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 3.63%, an increase from Thursday’s 3.49%.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate stands at 3.93%, unchanged from Thursday.

There have been 3,495 related deaths and 457 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 12 deaths and a decrease of 13 hospitalizations since Thursday.  A total of 107 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 (2,454/3,495), as seen in the chart below from the Maryland Department of Health.

There have now been 1,011,398 negative test results and 5,986 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 13,699 COVID-19 cases and and 551 (+1) deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).

Case breakdown by zip code in’s coverage area:

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 178 cases (+3)
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 68 cases (0)
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 1,168 (+9)
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 537 cases (+2)
    21237 (Rossville/Rosedale) – 661 cases (+8)

Previous COVID-19 reports can be viewed here.

“Maryland is now reporting a 3.63% positivity rate,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Friday. “There are 457 total COVID-19 hospitalizations, and ICU bed usage is at its lowest level since March 29. This weekend, protect your fellow Marylanders by avoiding crowds, washing your hands, and wearing a mask.”

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 20200814

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200814

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200814

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age Group 20200814


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