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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland’s positivity rate hits another record low

UPDATE: View the latest COVID-19 reports here.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday reported that statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU bed usage again declined over the past 24 hours, and the statewide positivity rate hit another record low.

As of Thursday, there have been 98,160 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 776 cases since Wednesday. A total of 29,842 tests were performed over the past 24 hours.  Maryland has now conducted 1,533,472 tests.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 3.49%, a decrease from Wednesday’s 3.61%.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate stands at 3.93%, a decrease from Wednesday’s 4.10%.

There have been 3,483 related deaths and 470 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 9 deaths and a decrease of 18 hospitalizations since Wednesday.  A total of 111 ICU beds are currently in use, a decrease of 6 beds since Wednesday.

Approximately 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (2,447/3,483), as seen in the chart below from the Maryland Department of Health.

There have now been 996,934 negative test results and 5,962 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 13,593 COVID-19 cases and and 550 (+5) deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).

Case breakdown by zip code in’s coverage area:

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 175 cases (+5)
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 68 cases (+1)
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 1,159 (+9)
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 535 cases (+8)
    21237 (Rossville/Rosedale) – 653 cases (+4)

Previous COVID-19 reports can be viewed here.

“Maryland continues to report declines in key COVID-19 metrics, with the statewide positivity rate falling to a record low 3.49%, the daily positivity rate down to 3.04%, and total hospitalizations dropping to 470,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday. “ICU levels have declined more than 29% since July 25.”

“The positivity rate for Baltimore City has dropped to 4.32%—a record low,” Governor Hogan added. “The positivity rate for 19 of the state’s 24 jurisdictions is below 3.5%, and only one jurisdiction, Prince George’s County, is above 5%.”

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

Additional charts and data from the Maryland Department of Health can be found below.

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations 20200813

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200813

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200813

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age Group 20200813

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