Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations decrease for fifth straight day

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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.

The number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations decreased for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday, state data show.

On Saturday, 1,500 Marylanders were hospitalized due to COVID-19. That decreased to 1,460 on Sunday, 1,447 on Monday, 1,421 on Tuesday, 1,410 on Wednesday, and 1,374 on Thursday, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

At least 43,531 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 176,702 have tested negative as of Thursday morning, according to state data. The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 1,208, an increase of about 2.9 percent.

Of the state’s total number of confirmed cases, 7,485 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, including the 1,374 who are currently hospitalized.

Of those currently hospitalized, 848 are in acute care and 526 are in intensive care.

The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units in Maryland has decreased or remained steady for six days. On May 15, there were 598 coronavirus patients in intensive care units, with that figure staying the same on May 16. The number of patients in intensive care decreased to 562 on May 17, 555 on May 18, and 537 on May 19. Despite a slight increase to 539 on May 20, the number of ICU patients continued to decrease to 526 today.

A total of 2,045 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 41 additional deaths since Wednesday. There are also 114 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, there have been 12,830 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 9,260 in Montgomery County; 5,135 in Baltimore County; 4,339 in Baltimore City; 3,132 in Anne Arundel County; 1,568 in Frederick County; 1,548 in Howard County; 943 in Charles County; 844 in Wicomico County; 737 in Harford County; 733 in Carroll County; 377 in Washington County; 357 in St. Mary’s County; 331 in Cecil County; 278 in Calvert County; 216 in Caroline County; 181 in Worcester County; 166 in Allegany County; 143 in Kent County; 141 in Queen Anne’s County; 124 in Dorchester County; 71 in Somerset County; 70 in Talbot County; and seven in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 928 have been people age 9 or younger; 1,736 have been people ages 10-19; 5,826 have been people ages 20-29; 8,031 have been people ages 30-39; 7,868 have been people ages 40-49; 7,267 have been people ages 50-59; 5,244 have been people ages 60-69; 3,439 have been people ages 70-79; and 3,192 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 22,688 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 20,843 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 13,086 have been black, 10,374 have been Hispanic, 8,697 have been white, 836 have been Asian, 2,143 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 8,395.

Nationwide, there have been at least 1,552,594 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 93,471 deaths and 294,312 recoveries. More than 12.6 million people in the U.S. have been tested for COVID-19 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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