Maryland has nearly 100 more patients hospitalized with COVID-19 than a month ago

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Maryland has almost 100 more coronavirus-related hospitalizations than it did a month ago, according to data the state released today.

On June 28, Maryland had 446 people hospitalized with COVID-19. The number of patients in the hospital with COVID-19 stands at 544 as of Tuesday morning.

Of the COVID-19 patients who are currently hospitalized, 394 are in acute care and 150 are in intensive care.

Most of the patients who have gone to the hospital in the last month have been treated in acute care. On June 28, there were 288 patients in acute care. As of Tuesday morning, there are 394.

The number of intensive care patients has dipped slightly in that same period. A month ago, 158 Marylanders were in intensive care units with COVID-19. Now, there are 150.

Hospitalizations had previously declined for 32 straight days on June 28, falling from 1,338 patients on May 27 to 446 patients.

The number of patients continued to drop after that, reaching 385 on July 10–the lowest point since March 31–but hospitalizations have increased since, going up 10 out of the past 14 days.

According to state data, 12,389 Marylanders who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point.

At least 85,524 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 782,732 have tested negative as of Tuesday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Maryland’s coronavirus caseload rose by 648 since Monday, an increase of 0.76 percent.

Maryland has completed 1,144,696 coronavirus tests to date, with 23,935 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

Over the past seven days, an average of 4.54 percent of tests came back positive for COVID-19.

The state reported 12 more deaths due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of fatal cases to 3,327. There are also 131 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 21,870 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 17,230 in Montgomery County; 11,252 in Baltimore County; 10,702 in Baltimore City; 6,537 in Anne Arundel County; 3,410 in Howard County; 2,931 in Frederick County; 1,772 in Charles County; 1,648 in Harford County; 1,402 in Carroll County; 1,256 in Wicomico County; 914 in Washington County; 855 in St. Mary’s County; 607 in Cecil County; 552 in Calvert County; 506 in Worcester County; 416 in Caroline County; 375 in Queen Anne’s County; 320 in Talbot County; 319 in Dorchester County; 262 Allegany County; 224 in Kent County; 116 in Somerset County; and 48 in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 2,812 have been people age 9 or younger; 5,112 have been people ages 10-19; 14,517 have been people ages 20-29; 16,122 have been people ages 30-39; 14,537 have been people ages 40-49; 12,879 have been people ages 50-59; 8,988 have been people ages 60-69; 5,552 have been people ages 70-79; and 5,005 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 44,838 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 40,686 as male.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 25,880 have been Black, 21,228 have been Hispanic, 18,540 have been white, 1,618 have been Asian, 3,953 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 14,305.

Nationwide, there have been at least 4,296,261 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 148,076 deaths and 1,325,804 recoveries. More than 52.2 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.

Marcus Dieterle

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