Maryland confirms 2,910 more coronavirus cases, marking the largest amount reported in one day during pandemic

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Maryland reported an additional 2,910 confirmed cases of coronavirus on Thursday, the largest number of cases that the state has reported in one day during the pandemic, state data show.

For four of the past six days, Maryland has reported more than 2,000 new cases per day. The state had not reached 2,000 daily cases until reporting 2,321 cases on Nov. 14.

A total of 174,733 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 1,994,775 have tested negative as of Thursday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

With the 2,910 cases reported today, the state’s coronavirus caseload increased by 1.69%.

Maryland has completed 3,998,070 coronavirus tests to date, with 43,963 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

On average, 7.19% of the state’s COVID-19 tests over the last seven days have come back positive.

The seven-day average rate of positive tests yesterday was 7.42% for Marylanders younger than 35 and 7.05% for Marylanders older than 35.

Maryland hospitals currently have 1,192 COVID-19 patients, including 932 in acute care and 260 in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients climbed by 58 while the number of intensive care patients declined by 10, marking a net increase of 48 people hospitalized with coronavirus compared to Wednesday.

Maryland has hospitalized a total of 19,134 people with COVID-19 during the pandemic.

A total of 4,220 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 19 additional deaths reported since Wednesday. There are also 152 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, there have been 37,581 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 30,298 in Montgomery County; 25,753 in Baltimore County; 21,783 in Baltimore City; 14,931 in Anne Arundel County; 7,106 in Howard County; 5,859 in Frederick County; 5,102 in Harford County; 3,880 in Charles County; 3,295 in Washington County; 3,033 in Wicomico County; 2,880 in Carroll County; 1,990 in Allegany County; 1,815 in St. Mary’s County; 1,744 in Cecil County; 1,430 in Calvert County; 1,392 in Worcester County; 963 in Queen Anne’s County; 929 in Dorchester County; 839 in Caroline County; 726 in Talbot County; 609 in Somerset County; 408 in Garrett County; and 387 in Kent County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 7,082 are people age 9 or younger; 15,484 are people ages 10-19; 33,325 are people ages 20-29; 31,386 are people ages 30-39; 27,633 are people ages 40-49; 25,669 are people ages 50-59; 17,061 are people ages 60-69; 9,828 are people ages 70-79; and 7,265 are people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 91,911 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 82,822 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 52,705 are Black, 34,983 are Hispanic, 50,204 are white, 3,391 are Asian, 8,086 are another race, and data is not available for the remaining 25,364.

Nationwide, there have been at least 11,538,104 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 250,652 deaths and 4,350,789 recoveries. The U.S. has conducted more than 171.9 million coronavirus tests to date as of 10 a.m. Thursday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

Marcus Dieterle

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