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ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 ICU bed usage drops as positivity rate drops to new record low

UPDATE: View the latest zip code reports here.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday reported that COVID-19 ICU bed usage fell as the statewide positivity rate dropped to another record low over the past 24 hours.

As of Tuesday, there have been 101,235 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 520 cases since Monday. A total of 16,059 tests were performed over the past 24 hours.  Maryland has now conducted 1,661,701 tests.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 3.21%, a decrease from Monday’s 3.27% and yet another new record low.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate stands at 3.41%, unchanged from Monday.

There have been 3,511 related deaths and 453 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 7 deaths and 18 hospitalizations since Monday. A total of 102 ICU beds are currently in use, a decrease of 4 beds since Monday.

Approximately 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (2,470/3,511), 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 1,066,070 negative test results and 6,008 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 14,116 COVID-19 cases and and 553 (+2) deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).

Case breakdown by zip code in’s coverage area:

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 182 cases (+1)
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 69 cases (0)
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 1,209 (+8)
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 550 cases (+2)
  • 21237 (Rossville/Rosedale) – 675 cases (+1)

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

“Maryland’s seven-day average positivity rate has fallen to a new all-time low of 3.21%,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday. “There are 453 total current COVID-19 hospitalizations and 102 ICU beds in use. ICU levels are down 35% since July 25.”

“Baltimore City’s positivity rate has dropped below 4% for the first time, to 3.93%, and is down 37.5% in the month of August,” Governor Hogan added. “The positivity rate for 19 of the state’s 24 jurisdictions is below 3.5%, and 23 jurisdictions are below 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 20200818

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200818

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200818

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age Group 20200818

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