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ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hopsitalizations fall by double-digits

UPDATE: View the latest zip code reports here.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state fell by double-digits over the past 24 hours.

As of Thursday, there have been 102,229 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 580 cases since Wednesday. A total of 18,041 tests were performed over the past 24 hours.  Maryland has now conducted 1,693,571 tests.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 3.29%, a slight increase from Wednesday’s 3.22%.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate stands at 3.60%, an increase from Wednesday’s 3.42%.

There have been 3,531 related deaths and 455 individuals are currently hospitalized…an increase of 9 deaths and a decease of 20 hospitalizations since Wednesday. A total of 107 ICU beds are currently in use, unchanged from Wednesday.

Approximately 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (2,483/3,531), 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 1,085,447 negative test results and 6,040 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 14,327 COVID-19 cases and and 559 (+1) deaths (note: “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).

Case breakdown by zip code in’s coverage area:

  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 184 cases (+1)
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 69 cases (0)
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 1,225 (+9)
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 568 cases (+9)
  • 21237 (Rossville/Rosedale) – 684 cases (+3)

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

“Today, for the first time, all 24 jurisdictions are reporting positivity rates below 5%,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday. “While we are encouraged by this important milestone, this crisis is far from over. It is absolutely critical that we continue taking strong precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19.”

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 20200820

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Positivity 20200820

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths 20200820

Maryland COVID-19 Deaths by Age Group 20200820

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