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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland hospitalizations fall by double digits, ICU bed usage decreases

UPDATE: View the latest COVID-19 reports here.

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NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Sunday reported that statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations fell significantly over the past 24 hours and ICU bed utilization decreased as well.

As of Sunday, there have been 90,274 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 909 cases since Saturday. A total of 23,785 tests were performed over the past 24 hours.  Maryland has now conducted 1,269,552 tests.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 4.60%, a slight increase from Saturday’s 4.47%.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate stands at 5.75%, an increase from Saturday’s 5.53%.

There have been 3,381 related deaths and 553 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 7 deaths and a decrease of 39 hospitalizations since Saturday.  A total of 129 ICU beds are currently in use, an increase of 3 beds since Saturday.  Approximately 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (2,374/3,381), as seen in the chart below from the Maryland Department of Health.

For a statewide breakdown of the COVID-19 fatality rate by age group, click here.

There have now been 854,512 negative test results and 5,713 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 12,175 COVID-19 cases and and 529 deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).

Case breakdown by zip code in’s coverage area:

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 146 cases (+1)
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 54 cases (0)
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 1,012 cases (+15)
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 449 cases (+10)

Previous COVID-19 reports can be viewed here.

“It remains critical for Marylanders to take the steps we know will slow the spread,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Sunday.  “avoid crowds, wash your hands, and wear a mask.”

Last week, Governor Hogan expanded the state’s masking order and issued an out-of-state travel advisory.

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

Additional charts and data can be found below.

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200802

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200802

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200802

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age Group 20200802

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