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ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations flatten as cases top 70K

UPDATE: View the latest zip code reports here.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday reported that statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations remained flat while total recorded cases topped the 70,000 mark.

As of Tuesday morning, there have been 70,396 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland.  The statewide positivity rate is now at 4.53%, a slight increase from Monday’s 4.51%.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate now stands at 4.65%, a decrease from Monday’s 5.06%.

There have been 3,140 related deaths and 404 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 1 patient since Monday. There have been 523,982 negative test results.

Baltimore County has confirmed 8,381 COVID-19 cases and and 465 deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in the totals below).

Case breakdown by zip code in’s coverage area:

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 70 cases
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 30 cases
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 637 cases
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 263 cases

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

“Maryland has conducted 734,342 COVID-19 tests, and 9.8% of our state’s population has now been tested,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday. “Our statewide positivity rate is 4.53%, and current hospitalizations remain stable at 404.”

On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the percentage of deaths in the United States had dipped low enough so that the nation is at the epidemic threshold, meaning that should the percentage drop any lower, the CDC will no longer consider the coronavirus an epidemic.

Per the CDC:

“Based on death certificate data, the percentage of deaths attributed to pneumonia, influenza or COVID-19 (PIC) decreased from 9.0% during week 25 to 5.9% during week 26, representing the tenth week of a declining percentage of deaths due to PIC. The percentage is currently at the epidemic threshold but will likely change as more death certificates are processed, particularly for recent weeks.”

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

Additional charts and data can be found below.

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200707

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200707

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