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WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: COVID-19 positivity rate drops, hospitalizations fall again

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and positivity rate fell once again over the past week.

“Maryland has now surpassed 5.8 million vaccinations,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Friday. “If you haven’t yet gotten your shot, there’s no better time.”

Previous zip code reports can be viewed here.

Overall Metrics

As of Friday, May 21, 2021, there have been 457,527 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 10,208,203 tests, including more than 29,000 tests over the past 24 hours.

The statewide positivity rate stands at 2.07%, a decrease from last Friday’s 2.60%.

A total of 8,782 Marylanders have died with COVID-19 and 521 are currently hospitalized – a decrease of 159 hospitalizations since last Friday.  A total of 142 ICU beds are currently in use, a decrease of 49 beds since last Friday.

More than 70% of Maryland’s COVID-19 fatalities have been among those over 70 years of age (6,169/8,782).

Maryland COVID-19 Mortality Rate by Age Group

Thus far, the mortality rate for coronavirus in Maryland remains under 3.50% for residents under 70 years of age.

Age Group Deaths Cases Mortality Rate Survival Rate
0 – 9 3 25,638 0.01% ↔ 99.99% ↔
10 – 19 6 47,112 0.01% ↔ 99.99% ↔
20 – 29 40 83,917 0.05% ↔ 99.95% ↔
30 – 39 97 78,830 0.12% ↔ 99.88% ↔
40 – 49 255 68,227 0.37% ↔ 99.63% ↔
50 – 59 741 68,134 1.09% ▲ 98.91% ▼
60 – 69 1,469 45,369 3.24% ▲ 96.76% ▼
70 – 79 2,230 24,921 8.94% ▲ 91.06% ▲
80+ 3,939 15,829 24.88% ▲ 75.12% ▼

Source: Maryland Department of Health – May 21, 2021

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There have now been 3,439,448 negative COVID-19 test results in Maryland and 10,588 patients have been released from isolation.

Baltimore County has confirmed 65,225 cases and 1,482 deaths with COVID-19 (note: “probable” deaths are not included in these totals).

Zip Code Report

Case breakdown by zip code in NottinghamMD.com’s coverage area:

  • 21057 (Glen Arm) – 257 cases (+0 since last Friday)
  • 21087 (Kingsville) – 442 cases (+1)
  • 21128 (Perry Hall) – 1,121 cases (+5)
  • 21162 (White Marsh) – 430 cases (+4)
  • 21206 (Overlea) – 4,886 cases (+25)
  • 21234 (Hillendale/Parkville/Carney) – 5,404 cases (+29)
  • 21236 (Overlea/Fullerton/Nottingham) – 3,259 cases (+14)
  • 21237 (Rossville/Rosedale) – 2,994 cases (+16)

All Marylanders may now register to receive a vaccine at http://covidvax.maryland.gov.

View the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

READ MORE: Governor Hogan, Maryland Lottery announce $2 million promotion for COVID-19 vaccinations [VIDEO]

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