Marcus Dieterle

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Marcus Dieterle is the associate editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He has returned to Baltimore after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Maryland. Before that, he served as the editor-in-chief of The Towerlight. Marcus graduated from Towson University in 2018 with his bachelor's degree in journalism and political science. He can be reached at [email protected]

Maryland’s average rate of positive tests dips below 4 percent for first time

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

Maryland’s seven-day average rate of coronavirus tests that have come back positive reached 3.9 percent, marking the first time that average has dipped below 4 percent since the beginning of the pandemic, state data show.

Average positive coronavirus test rate remains higher for younger Marylanders than older residents

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This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

The rate of positive coronavirus tests remains higher for Marylanders younger than 35 compared to Marylanders older than 35, according to data released by the state today.

Maryland health officials on Thursday began including a breakdown of positive testing rates among those two age ranges.

Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations increase slightly with uptick of acute care patients

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

Maryland’s coronavirus-related hospitalizations increased slightly on Wednesday, with an uptick in the number of COVID-19 patients in acute care, state data show.

Maryland sees four-day decline in newly reported coronavirus cases

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This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

The number of new COVID-19 cases that Maryland reports per day has decreased for four consecutive days, state data show.

Maryland has confirmed at least 91,854 coronavirus cases, while 880,492 people have tested negative as of Tuesday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Maryland’s coronavirus hospitalizations decrease slightly

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

Coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Maryland decreased slightly by five patients on Monday after dropping by 39 patients on Sunday, according to data that the state released today.

Before that, the number of Marylanders hospitalized due to COVID-19 had been rising for about three weeks, and the state still has over 100 more coronavirus patients than it did a month ago.

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