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WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate, mortality rates continue to decline

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate and mortality rates continued to fall as hospitalizations rose over the past week.

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

Overall Metrics

As of Friday, October 23, 2020, there have been 138,691 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 3,201,774 tests.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 3.00%, a slight decrease from last Friday’s 3.09%.

There have been 3,932 related deaths and 458 individuals are currently hospitalized – an increase of 42 hospitalizations since last Friday.  A total of 122 ICU beds are currently in use, an increase of 11 beds since last Friday.

Approximately 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (2,758/3,932), as seen in the chart below from the Maryland Department of Health.

Maryland COVID-19 Mortality Rate by Age Group

Thus far, the survival rate for coronavirus in Maryland remains above 95% for those residents under 70 years of age.

Age Group Deaths Cases Mortality Rate Survival Rate
0 – 9 0 5,376 0.00% ↔ 100.00% ↔
10 – 19 2 12,168 0.02% ↔ 99.98% ↔
20 – 29 24 26,232 0.09% ▼ 99.91% ▲
30 – 39 51 24,916 0.20% ↔ 99.80% ↔
40 – 49 125 21,983 0.57% ▼ 99.43% ▲
50 – 59 323 20,210 1.60% ▼ 98.40% ▲
60 – 69 646 13,593 4.75% ▼ 95.25% ▲
70 – 79 974 7,988 12.19% ▼ 87.81% ▲
80+ 1,784 6,225 28.66% ▼ 71.34% ▲

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

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

United States Influenza Mortality Rate CDC 2019

There have now been 1,716,603 negative COVID-19 test results in Maryland and 8,030 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 19,980 COVID-19 cases and and 638 deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).

Zip Code Report

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

  • 21057 (Glen Arm) – 64 cases (+3 since last Friday)
  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 257 cases (+1)
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 105 cases (+2)
  • 21206 (Overlea) – 1,588 cases (+41)
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 1,590 cases (+39)
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 775 cases (+24)
  • 21237 (Rossville/Rosedale) – 952 cases (+37)

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

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“While we are closely monitoring COVID-19 spikes in states across the country, Maryland is currently doing better than 40 other states on our health metrics,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Friday morning. “Today, we are reporting declines in our seven-day positivity rate (3.0%) and daily positivity rate (2.65%).”

“Our statewide positivity rate has dropped by nearly 89% since it peaked 189 days ago, and positivity rates are low and stable in our largest jurisdictions, including Montgomery County (2.53%), Baltimore City (2.78%), Anne Arundel County (2.96%), and Prince George’s County (3.99%),” Hogan added. “Total hospitalizations are down 73% since they peaked 176 days ago, and ICU levels are down 80% since they peaked 166 days ago.”

Additional charts and data from MDH can be viewed below.

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20201023

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20201023

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20201023

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age Group 20201023

 

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