Maryland confirms nearly 9,000 COVID-19 cases, ZIP code breakdown shows hotspots

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At least 8,936 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 42,815 have tested negative as of Monday morning, state officials said. The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 711.

A total of 262 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 27 additional deaths since Sunday, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s Maryland COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Of the state’s total number of confirmed cases, 1,975 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, while 603 isolated and were eventually released.

Maryland began breaking down the state’s confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code on Sunday, revealing a handful of hotspot areas with large numbers of cases.

Topping the list of ZIP codes with the largest number of confirmed cases is 21215, which has 153 cases. That ZIP code includes Baltimore City neighborhoods such as Park Heights, Ashburton, Greenspring, Woodmere and Fallstaff, as well as the area around the Pimlico Race Course, where a new COVID-19 testing site was set up last week.

In Baltimore County, 21234–which includes the Parkville and Carney neighborhoods–has 118 confirmed cases.

Three ZIP codes in Silver Spring in Montgomery County and three ZIP codes in Upper Marlboro in Prince George’s County are also coronavirus hot spots.

As of 10 a.m. Monday, there have been 2,205 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 1,756 in Montgomery County; 1,361 in Baltimore County; 873 in Baltimore City; 724 in Anne Arundel County; 417 in Frederick County; 386 in Howard County; 274 in Charles County; 250 in Carroll County; 142 in Harford County; 95 in St. Mary’s County; 94 in Calvert County; 93 in Washington County; 83 in Cecil County; 58 in Wicomico County; 21 each in Caroline and Worcester counties; 19 in Queen Anne’s County; 16 in Talbot County; 15 in Allegany County; 12 in Dorchester County; 11 in Kent County; six in Somerset County; and four in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 63 have been people age 9 or younger; 190 have been people ages 10-19; 970 have been people ages 20-29; 1,511 have been people ages 30-39; 1,637 have been people ages 40-49; 1,801 have been people ages 50-59; 1,317 have been people ages 60-69; 877 have been people ages 70-79; and 570 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 4,831 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 4,105 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 3,202 have been black, 2,305 have been white, 190 have been Asian, 861 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 1,667.

Nationwide, there have been at least 557,663 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 22,116 deaths and 41,871 recoveries. More than 2.8 million people in the U.S. have been tested for COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Monday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

Marcus Dieterle

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