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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland hospitalizations rise, positivity rate dips

UPDATE: View the latest COVID-19 reports here.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday reported that statewide hospitalizations rose while the overall positivity rate dipped over the past 24 hours.

As of Tuesday, there have been 85,524 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 648 cases since Monday. A total of 23,935 tests were performed over the past 24 hours.  Maryland has now conducted 1,144,696 tests.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 4.54%, a decrease from Monday’s 4.61%.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate stands at 5.67%, a decrease from Monday’s 5.94%.

There have been 3,327 related deaths and 544 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 12 deaths and 8 hospitalized patients since Monday. Approximately 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (2,337/3,327), as seen in the chart below from the Maryland Department of Health.

A total of 150 ICU beds are currently in use, an increase of 5 beds since Monday.  There have now been 782,732 negative test results and 5,592 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 11,252 COVID-19 cases and and 512 deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).

Case breakdown by zip code in’s coverage area:

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 137 cases
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 49 cases
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 919 cases
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 398 cases

Previous COVID-19 reports can be viewed here.

“Maryland’s statewide positivity rate has dropped to 4.54%,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday. “There are 544 current total hospitalizations, with 150 ICU beds in use.”

“Masks are the single most important mitigation strategy we have to fight this virus,” Hogan added. “Do your part to help us stop the spread.”

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

Additional charts and data can be found below.

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200728

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200728

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200728

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age 20200728

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