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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland hospitalizations, positivity rate dip

UPDATE: View the latest COVID-19 reports here.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations as well as the overall positivity rate had dropped over the past 24 hours.

As of Friday morning, there have been 76,371 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The statewide positivity rate is now at 4.43%, a decrease from Thursday’s 4.61%. Baltimore County’s positivity rate now stands at 5.34%, a decrease from Thursday’s 5.43%.

There have been 3,227 related deaths and 434 individuals are currently hospitalized…a decrease of 2 patients since Thursday. There have now been 631,845 negative test results.

Baltimore County has confirmed 9,376 COVID-19 cases and and 483 deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in the totals below).

Case breakdown by zip code in’s coverage area:

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 97 cases
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 40 cases
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 741 cases
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 320 cases

Previous COVID-19 reports can be viewed here.

“Maryland continues making significant progress to expand testing statewide: a new record of 24,171 tests were reported in the past 24 hours,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Friday. “Our daily positivity has dropped to 3.43%, and our seven-day average is 4.43%. There are 434 total current hospitalizations.”

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

Additional charts and data can be found below.

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200717

Maryland COVID-19 Positivity Testing 20200717

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200717

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