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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland hospitalizations decrease, testing to be suspended on Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Isaias

UPDATE: View the latest COVID-19 reports here.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Monday reported that both the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate and total hospitalizations dipped over the past 24 hours.

As of Monday, there have been 91,144 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 870 cases since Sunday. A total of 24,513 tests were performed over the past 24 hours.  Maryland has now conducted 1,294,065 tests.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 4.36%, a decrease from Sunday’s 4.60%.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate stands at 5.52%, a decrease from Sunday’s 5.75%.

There have been 3,389 related deaths and 548 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 8 deaths and a decrease of 5 hospitalizations since Sunday.  A total of 135 ICU beds are currently in use, an increase of 6 beds since Sunday.  Approximately 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (2,376/3,389), as seen in the chart below from the Maryland Department of Health.

There have now been 869,493 negative test results and 5,740 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 12,401 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) – 152 cases (+6)
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 56 cases (+2)
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 1,036 cases (+24)
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 464 cases (+15)

Previous COVID-19 reports can be viewed here.

“The State of Maryland is reporting a drop in the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate today to 4.36%—the second lowest level during the pandemic—and a drop in the daily positivity rate to 4.13%,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Monday. “Total hospitalizations have decreased slightly to 548, with 135 ICU beds in use.”

“Please be advised that COVID-19 testing operations at community-based sites will be suspended Tuesday, August 4 due to Tropical Storm Isaias,” Governor Hogan added. “Marylanders should monitor for updates.”

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 20200803

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200803

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200803

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age Group 20200803

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