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WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 ICU bed usage, hospitalizations continue to fall as schools prepare to reopen

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state continued to fall along with the overall positivity rate.

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

Overall Metrics

As of Friday, September 25, there have been 122,359 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 2,494,019 tests.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 2.51%, down from last Friday’s 3.21%.

There have been 3,772 related deaths and 344 individuals are currently hospitalized – a decrease of 3 hospitalizations since last Friday.  A total of 79 ICU beds are currently in use, a decrease of 5 beds since last Friday.

Approximately 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (2,646/3,772), 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 2.00% for those residents under 60 years of age.

Age Group Deaths Cases Mortality Rate
0 – 9 0 4,532 0.00%
10 – 19 2 10,212 0.02%
20 – 29 23 23,055 0.10%
30 – 39 47 22,163 0.21%
40 – 49 122 19,617 0.62%
50 – 59 309 17,864 1.73%
60 – 69 621 11,962 5.19%
70 – 79 940 7,145 13.16%
80+ 1,706 5,809 29.37%

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

The source data from MDH as of September 25, 2020 can be viewed in the table below.

There have now been 1,450,125 negative test results and 7,431 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 17,720 COVID-19 cases and and 599 deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).

Zip Code Report

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

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 232 cases (+2 since last Friday)
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 91 cases (+4)
  • 21206 (Overlea) – 1,429 cases (+27)
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 1,457 cases (+35)
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 695 cases (+16)
  • 21237 (Rossville/Rosedale) – 858 cases (+27)

Thanks to several weeks of downward-trending metrics, Baltimore County has increased indoor capacity at local restaurants from 50% to 75%, staying in line with the state.  Baltimore County Public Schools has announced a timeline for students and teachers to return to school and, earlier this week, Governor Larry Hogan announced the return of fall sports at state schools.

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Meanwhile, some local holiday events are already being cancelled or made virtual, while others will be held as planned – with extra safety measures in place.

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

Additional charts and data from MDH can be viewed below.

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200925

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200925

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200925

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age Group 20200925

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