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WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall as positivity rates remain below 5%

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on  Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state continue to fall as the state’s overall positivity rate remains below 5%.

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

Overall Metrics

As of Friday, October 2, 2020, there have been 126,222 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 2,660,800 tests.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 2.93%, a slight increase from last Friday’s 2.51%.

There have been 3,806 related deaths and 323 individuals are currently hospitalized – a decrease of 21 hospitalizations since last Friday.  A total of 80 ICU beds are currently in use, an increase of 1 bed since last Friday.

Approximately 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (2,668/3,806), 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 4,723 0.00%
10 – 19 2 10,781 0.02%
20 – 29 23 23,880 0.10%
30 – 39 48 22,770 0.21%
40 – 49 123 20,106 0.61%
50 – 59 311 18,419 1.69%
60 – 69 629 12,312 5.11%
70 – 79 945 7,342 12.87%
80+ 1,723 5,889 29.26%

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

The source data from MDH as of October 2, 2020 can be viewed in the table below.

By comparison, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s U.S. mortality rates from the 2018-2019 influenza season can be viewed in the table below.

United States Influenza Mortality Rate CDC 2019

There have now been 1,513,563 negative COVID-19 test results in Maryland and 7,606 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 18,213 COVID-19 cases and and 609 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) – 235 cases (+3 since last Friday)
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 99 cases (+8)
  • 21206 (Overlea) – 1,458 cases (+29)
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 1,487 cases (+30)
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 711 cases (+16)
  • 21237 (Rossville/Rosedale) – 874 cases (+16)

“The positivity rates for all 24 of Maryland’s jurisdictions remain below 5%, and total hospitalizations have declined by 8 in the past 24 hours,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Friday. “It’s critical that Marylanders continue washing their hands frequently, avoiding crowds, and wearing face coverings.”

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Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams has released an updated timeline for the in-person return of students and teachers.  Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland State Department of Education Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon have also announced the return of fall school athletics as well as the resumption of state child care services.

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

Additional charts and data from MDH can be viewed below.

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20201002

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20201002

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20201002

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age Group 20201002

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