Maryland confirms more than 14,700 cases, 631 deaths due to COVID-19

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At least 14,775 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 61,754 have tested negative as of Wednesday morning, state officials said. The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 582, an increase of 4 percent.

A total of 631 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 47 additional deaths since Tuesday. There are also 67 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s Maryland COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

The 21215 ZIP code, which includes parts of Northwest Baltimore and Baltimore County, remains the ZIP code with the largest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in all of Maryland.

Of the state’s total number of confirmed cases, 3,325 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, including 1,432 who are currently hospitalized.

Of those currently hospitalized, 905 are in acute care and 527 are in intensive care.

Maryland has a total of about 1,400 hospital beds in use.

There have been 981 people who isolated and were eventually released.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 3,875 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 2,868 in Montgomery County; 2,012 in Baltimore County; 1,602 in Baltimore City; 1,190 in Anne Arundel County; 658 in Frederick County; 592 in Howard County; 427 in Charles County; 344 in Carroll County; 267 in Harford County; 183 in Wicomico County; 134 in Cecil County; 127 in Washington County; 118 in Calvert County; 112 in St. Mary’s County; 58 in Allegany County; 41 in Caroline County; 36 in Kent County; 34 in Worcester County; 31 in Queen Anne’s County; 28 in Dorchester County; 23 in Talbot County; 11 in Somerset County; four in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 132 have been people age 9 or younger; 337 have been people ages 10-19; 1,595 have been people ages 20-29; 2,415 have been people ages 30-39; 2,611 have been people ages 40-49; 2,805 have been people ages 50-59; 2,156 have been people ages 60-69; 1,512 have been people ages 70-79; and 1,212 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 7,954 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 6,821 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 5,540 have been black, 3,476 have been white, 2,033 have been Hispanic, 304 have been Asian, 571 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 2,851.

Nationwide, there have been at least 825,306 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 45,075 deaths and 75,673 recoveries. More than 4.1 million people in the U.S. have been tested for COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

Marcus Dieterle

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