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 Marylanders hospitalized for coronavirus has increased after declining for nine consecutive days, state data show.

After reaching a high of 1,500 people hospitalized for COVID-19 on May 16, hospitalizations decreased the next nine days, getting as low as 1,279 on May 25. As of today, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations went back up to 1,315 people, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Of the state’s total number of confirmed cases, 8,179 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, including the 1,315 who are currently hospitalized.

Of those currently hospitalized, 795 are in acute care and 520 are in intensive care.

At least 47,687 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 206,800 have tested negative as of Tuesday morning, state officials said. The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 535, an increase of 1.1 percent.

A total of 2,217 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 30 additional deaths since Monday. There are also 116 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 13,819 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 10,291 in Montgomery County; 5,498 in Baltimore County; 4,997 in Baltimore City; 3,394 in Anne Arundel County; 1,746 in Frederick County; 1,732 in Howard County; 1,001 in Charles County; 908 in Wicomico County; 811 in Carroll County; 795 in Harford County; 413 in Washington County; 400 in St. Mary’s County; 353 in Cecil County; 308 in Calvert County; 243 in Caroline County; 194 in Worcester County; 176 in Allegany County; 158 in Kent County; 151 in Queen Anne’s County; 130 in Dorchester County; 86 in Talbot County; 73 in Somerset County; and 10 in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 1,068 have been people age 9 or younger; 1,979 have been people ages 10-19; 6,480 have been people ages 20-29; 8,807 have been people ages 30-39; 8,644 have been people ages 40-49; 7,888 have been people ages 50-59; 5,678 have been people ages 60-69; 3,681 have been people ages 70-79; and 3,462 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 24,816 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 22,871 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 14,116 have been black, 11,819 have been Hispanic, 9,484 have been white, 907 have been Asian, 2,317 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 9,044.

Nationwide, there have been at least 1,663,221 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 98,228 deaths and 379,157 recoveries. More than 14.6 million people in the U.S. have been tested for COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

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Marcus Dieterle

Marcus Dieterle is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He returned to Baltimore in 2020 after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Md. He can be reached at marcus@baltimorefishbowl.com...

One reply on “Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations increase after nine-day decline”

  1. It would be helpful to include percentages (in parentheses after the raw numbers) in your summaries. For example, for confirmed cases by age, “8,644 (18%) have been people ages 40-49…” This would make it easier to quickly digest the current proportions by county, age, gender, and race. Thanks!

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