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ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to decline

EDITOR’S NOTE: NottinghamMD has transitioned to a weekly Zip Code Report to be published every Friday.  This will replace the daily “case counting” reports as Maryland’s key metrics continue to decline.

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state continued to fall over the past week.

Overall Metrics

As of Friday, there have been 106,664 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. Maryland has now conducted 1,868,927 tests.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 3.32%, a slight increase from last Friday’s 3.08%.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate stands at 3.75%, a slight increase from last Friday’s 3.53%.

There have been 3,593 related deaths and 412 individuals are currently hospitalized…a decrease of 43 hospitalizations since last Friday.  A total of 106 ICU beds are currently in use, an increase of 4 beds since last Friday.

Approximately 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (2,526/3,593), as seen in the chart below from the Maryland Department of Health.

Maryland COVID-19 Mortality Rate by Age Group

Thus far, the mortality rate for coronavirus in Maryland remains below 5.00% for those residents under 60 years of age.

The source data from MDH can be viewed below.

Age Group Deaths Cases Mortality Rate
0 – 9 0 3,878 0.00%
10 – 19 2 7,534 0.03%
20 – 29 23 19,164 0.12%
30 – 39 46 19,908 0.23%
40 – 49 119 17,680 0.67%
50 – 59 289 15,781 1.83%
60 – 69 586 10,719 5.47%
70 – 79 883 6,516 13.70%
80+ 1,633 5,484 29.78%

There have now been 1,184,606 negative test results and 6,124 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 15,149 COVID-19 cases and and 575 deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).

Zip Code Report

Case breakdown by zip code in’s coverage area:

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 203 cases (+18 since last Friday)
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 77 cases (+6 since last Friday)
  • 21206 (Overlea) – 1,306 cases (prior data unavailable)
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 1,290 (+57 since last Friday)
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 599 cases (+29 cases since last Friday)
  • 21237 (Rossville/Rosedale) – 749 cases (+59 since last Friday)

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

“Maryland’s statewide positivity rate remains low and stable at 3.32%,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Friday. “There are 412 total COVID-19 hospitalizations and 106 ICU beds in use. Let’s all continue to do our part to crush the curve and keep Maryland open for business.”

On Thursday, Governor Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon announced that county school systems could begin to safely reopen.  Baltimore County Public School Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams issued a statement on Thursday evening.  Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski issued a statement on Thursday night criticizing Governor Hogan’s announcement and leadership.

Earlier this week, the Maryland Department of Health initiated an expanded #MasksOnMaryland public safety campaign.

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

Additional charts and data can be viewed below.

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200828

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200828

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200828

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age Group

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