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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland coronavirus positivity rate remains flat as cases spike

UPDATE: View the latest COVID-19 reports here.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Saturday reported that statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations rose slightly over the past 24 hours.

As of Saturday morning, there have been 77,206 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 835 cases since Friday. Despite the seemingly dramatic rise in new cases, however, the statewide positivity rate remains flat at 4.44%. Baltimore County’s positivity rate now stands at 5.40%, a slight increase from Friday’s 5.34%.  As can be seen in the “Testing Volume” chart below from MDH, this would seem to indicate that the large spike in cases coincides with increased testing in recent weeks. Maryland has now conducted 914,954 coronavirus tests, including 17,964 tests that were conducted over the past 24 hours.

There have been 3,238 related deaths and 448 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 14 patients since Friday. There have now been 643,780 negative test results.

Baltimore County has confirmed 9,517 COVID-19 cases and and 489 deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in the totals below).

Case breakdown by zip code in’s coverage area:

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 102 cases
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 42 cases
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 751 cases
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 324 cases

Previous COVID-19 reports can be viewed here.

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

Additional charts and data can be found below.

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200718

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200718

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200718

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