Maryland reports most new deaths since June, largest amount of current hospitalizations since May

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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.

Maryland reported 32 additional deaths on Tuesday, the largest single-day increase of deaths since the state reported 34 deaths on June 16, state data show.

A total of 4,325 Marylanders have died from coronavirus to date, and there are 156 additional deaths that are suspected to be related to the virus.

The number of Marylanders currently hospitalized due to coronavirus has reached 1,341 patients, the highest amount since the state recorded 1,374 hospitalizations on May 21.

Of those currently hospitalized patients, 1,027 are in acute care and 314 are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients climbed by 40 while the number of intensive care patients rose by 25, marking a net increase of 65 more people hospitalized with coronavirus compared to Monday.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Maryland has hospitalized a total of 19,914 people for COVID-19.

At least 185,464 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 2,066,560 have tested negative as of Tuesday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

The state’s coronavirus caseload rose by 1,667, an increase of about 0.91%.

Maryland has completed 4,200,836 coronavirus tests to date, with 29,162 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

Over the last seven days, an average of 6.6% of the state’s COVID-19 tests have come back positive.

The seven-day average rate of positive tests yesterday was 6.79% for Marylanders younger than 35 and 6.48% for Marylanders older than 35.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 39,297 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 31,622 in Montgomery County; 27,402 in Baltimore County; 23,087 in Baltimore City; 15,715 in Anne Arundel County; 7,542 in Howard County; 6,267 in Frederick County; 5,600 in Harford County; 4,104 in Charles County; 3,710 in Washington County; 3,214 in Wicomico County; 3,092 in Carroll County; 2,593 in Allegany County; 1,983 in St. Mary’s County; 1,923 in Cecil County; 1,495 in Calvert County; 1,425 in Worcester County; 1,033 in Queen Anne’s County; 970 in Dorchester County; 890 in Caroline County; 781 in Talbot County; 761 in Somerset County; 545 in Garrett County; and 413 in Kent County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 7,609 are people age 9 or younger; 16,515 are people ages 10-19; 35,360 are people ages 20-29; 33,239 are people ages 30-39; 29,224 are people ages 40-49; 27,328 are people ages 50-59; 18,110 are people ages 60-69; 10,419 are people ages 70-79; and 7,660 are people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 97,557 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 87,907 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 55,775 are Black, 36,218 are Hispanic, 54,600 are white, 3,625 are Asian, 8,520 are another race, and data is not available for the remaining 26,726.

Nationwide, there have been at least 12,428,855 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 257,929 deaths and 4,633,600 recoveries. The U.S. has conducted more than 181.1 million coronavirus tests to date 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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