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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland positivity rate falls as state performs over 33,000 tests in 24 hours

UPDATE: View the latest COVID-19 reports here.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Saturday reported that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate dropped as the state performed over 33,000 tests within the past 24 hours.

As of Saturday, there have been 99,693 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 818 cases since Friday. A total of 33,601 tests were performed over the past 24 hours…the third-highest one-day total since the pandemic began.  Maryland has now conducted 1,591,210 tests.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 3.43%, a decrease from Friday’s 3.63%.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate stands at 3.65%, a decrease from Friday’s 3.93%.

There have been 3,499 related deaths and 460 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 4 deaths and 3 hospitalizations since Friday.  A total of 107 ICU beds are currently in use, unchanged from Friday.

Approximately 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (2,458/3,499), as seen in the chart below from the Maryland Department of Health.

The updated Maryland COVID-19 mortality rate by age group can be viewed here.

There have now been 1,027,959 negative test results and 5,995 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 13,847 COVID-19 cases and and 551 (+0) deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).

Case breakdown by zip code in’s coverage area:

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 180 cases (+2)
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 69 cases (+1)
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 1,187 (+19)
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 544 cases (+7)
    21237 (Rossville/Rosedale) – 665 cases (+4)

Previous COVID-19 reports can be viewed here.

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 20200815

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200815

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200815

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age Group 20200815


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