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ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations plummet as positivity rate dips to new record low

UPDATE: View the latest COVID-19 reports here.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Monday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations fell sharply as the statewide positivity rate dropped over the past 24 hours.

As of Monday, there have been 100,715 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 503 cases since Sunday. A total of 28,860 tests were performed over the past 24 hours.  Maryland has now conducted 1,645,642 tests.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 3.27%, a decrease from Sunday’s 3.42% and another new record low.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate stands at 3.41%, a slight decrease from Sunday’s 3.48%.

There have been 3,504 related deaths and 435 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 2 deaths and a decrease of 40 hospitalizations since Sunday, one of the largest one-day drops in hospitalizations to date.  A total of 106 ICU beds are currently in use, a decrease of 9 beds since Sunday.

Approximately 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (2,462/3,504), as seen in the chart below from the Maryland Department of Health.

The updated Maryland COVID-19 mortality rate by age group can be viewed here.

There have now been 1,056,897 negative test results and 6,004 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 14,043 COVID-19 cases and and 551 deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).

Case breakdown by zip code in’s coverage area:

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 181 cases (+1)
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 69 cases (0)
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 1,201 (+9)
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 548 cases (+2)
    21237 (Rossville/Rosedale) – 674 cases (+5)

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

“There are 435 total current hospitalizations—a decrease of 40 in the last 24 hours,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Monday. “There are 106 ICU beds in use—a decrease of 9—the lowest level since March 29. We are reporting the lowest number of new COVID-19 deaths since March 28.”

“A number of major jurisdictions are reporting record-low positivity rates, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, and Prince George’s County,” Governor Hogan added. “The positivity rate for 19 of the state’s 24 jurisdictions is below 3.5%.”

“Thanks to our early and aggressive actions and the continued vigilance of the people of Maryland, all of our key health metrics continue to steadily decline,” Hogan concluded. “Maryland is now reporting a record low 3.27% seven-day positivity rate and a record low daily positivity of 2.12%.”

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 20200817

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200817

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200817

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age Group 20200817

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