ZIP codes in East and West Baltimore continue to experience the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the city, state data show.
Five ZIP codes in Baltimore City–which also include small portions of Baltimore and Howard counties–account for nearly half of the city’s total cases.
The ZIP code 21224, covering the Canton and Highlandtown neighborhoods and other areas in Southeast Baltimore, has recorded the most COVID-19 cases in the city, with 1,301 cases as of Friday morning.
The ZIP codes with the city’s next highest concentration of coronavirus cases are 21215, including Park Heights, with 887 cases; 21206, including Cedmont, with 678 cases; 21229, including Edmondson Village, with 669 cases; and 21218, including Waverly, with 445 cases.
Together, those five ZIP codes have recorded 3,980 cases, about 48 percent of the city’s 8,155 confirmed cases. There are 32 residential ZIP codes in Baltimore. Local officials are monitoring cases in 20 ZIP codes where the largest part of an area is contained within the city’s borders.
Of the people tested for COVID-19 in the 21224 ZIP code, 19.5 percent came back positive–the highest rate in Baltimore City.
On Thursday, the city announced a new testing site at Iglesia de la Resurrección en Baltimore church, located in the 21224 ZIP code, and a partnership to make testing more accessible to residents in the hardest hit neighborhoods.
City officials also announced that people no longer need a doctor’s referral to get tested at the Pimlico Race Course, located in the 21215 ZIP code–the area with the second highest concentration of coronavirus cases.
A total of 71,910 Marylanders have tested positive for coronavirus and 549,153 have tested negative as of Friday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.
Maryland has completed 774,693 coronavirus tests since the beginning of the pandemic, with 13,298 of those test results reported in the past 24 hours.
An average of 4.34 percent of tests over the past seven days came back positive for COVID-19.
There are 385 Marylanders currently hospitalized for COVID-19. The state has hospitalized 11,300 of its residents at some point due to the virus.
Of the Marylanders hospitalized for coronavirus, 263 are in acute care and 122 are in intensive care.
The state has confirmed that 3,172 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 12 additional coronavirus deaths reported since Thursday. There are also 131 deaths suspected to be related to the virus.
As of 10 a.m. Friday, there have been 19,456 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 15,503 in Montgomery County; 8,497 in Baltimore County; 8,155 in Baltimore City; 5,391 in Anne Arundel County; 2,751 in Howard County; 2,567 in Frederick County; 1,483 in Charles County; 1,225 in Harford County; 1,190 in Carroll County; 1,109 in Wicomico County; 702 in Washington County; 673 in St. Mary’s County; 514 in Cecil County; 435 in Calvert County; 329 in Caroline County; 309 in Worcester County; 268 in Queen Anne’s County; 212 Allegany County; 203 in Kent County; 199 in Dorchester County; 165 in Talbot County; 94 in Somerset County; and 17 in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.
Of the Marylanders who have tested positive, 2,224 have been people age 9 or younger; 3,879 have been people ages 10-19; 10,995 have been people ages 20-29; 13,441 have been people ages 30-39; 12,621 have been people ages 40-49; 11,177 have been people ages 50-59; 7,948 have been people ages 60-69; 5,005 have been people ages 70-79; and 4,620 have been people age 80 or older.
State health officials have reported that 37,324 of the confirmed coronavirus patients are female and 34,586 are male.
Of Maryland’s confirmed COVID-19 cases, 20,695 have been Black, 19,261 have been Hispanic, 14,441 have been white, 1,409 have been Asian, 3,448 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 12,656.
Nationwide, there have been at least 3,118,168 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 133,291 deaths and 969,111 recoveries. More than 38 million people in the U.S. have been tested for COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Friday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.
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