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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland’s key metrics remain flat as tropical storm interrupts testing

UPDATE: View the latest COVID-19 reports here.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday reported that several of Maryland’s key COVID-19 metrics remained largely flat over the past 24 hours.

As of Tuesday, there have been 91,854 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 710 cases since Monday. A total of 16,354 tests were performed over the past 24 hours.  Maryland has now conducted 1,310,419 tests.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 4.44%, a slight increase from Monday’s 4.36%.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate stands at 5.75%, an increase from Monday’s 5.52%.

There have been 3,396 related deaths and 547 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 7 deaths and a decrease of 1 hospitalization since Monday.  A total of 137 ICU beds are currently in use, an increase of 2 beds since Monday.  Approximately 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (2,382/3,396), as seen in the chart below from the Maryland Department of Health.

There have now been 880,492 negative test results and 5,740 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 12,525 COVID-19 cases and and 531 (+2) deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).

Case breakdown by zip code in’s coverage area:

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 152 cases (0)
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 56 cases (0)
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 1,048 cases (+12)
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 471 cases (+7)

Previous COVID-19 reports can be viewed here.

COVID-19 testing operations at community-based sites are being suspended on Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Isaias.

Last week, Governor Larry Hogan expanded the state’s masking order and issued an out-of-state travel advisory.  Governor Hogan this week issued an emergency order preventing blanket private school closings in local Maryland jurisdictions, leaving the decision up to educators and parents.

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

Additional charts and data can be found below.

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200804
Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200804

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200804

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age Group 20200804


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