Maryland reports no coronavirus-related deaths for the first time since March

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This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

Maryland officials reported no additional coronavirus-related deaths for the first time since March, although the state does not always report deaths on the day they happen.

The number of Marylanders who have died due to COVID-19 remained at 3,805. There are also 144 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

At least 125,510 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 1,502,690 have tested negative as of Thursday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Maryland’s coronavirus caseload rose by 785, an increase of 0.6 percent.

The state has completed 2,629,898 coronavirus tests to date, with 23,985 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

Over the last seven days, an average of 2.88 percent of the state’s COVID-19 tests have come back positive.

The seven-day average rate of positive tests yesterday was 3.75 percent for Marylanders younger than 35 and 2.39 percent for Marylanders older than 35.

Currently, there are 331 Marylanders hospitalized due to coronavirus, including 257 who are in acute care and 74 who are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients remained steady while the number of intensive care patients declined by three, marking a net decrease of three fewer people hospitalized with coronavirus compared to Wednesday.

Maryland has hospitalized a total of 15,542 residents since the pandemic began.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, there have been 29,617 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 22,679 in Montgomery County; 18,148 in Baltimore County; 15,793 in Baltimore City; 10,186 in Anne Arundel County; 5,149 in Howard County; 4,117 in Frederick County; 3,086 in Harford County; 2,819 in Charles County; 2,016 in Wicomico County; 1,975 in Carroll County; 1,837 in Washington County; 1,317 in St. Mary’s County; 1,090 in Cecil County; 1,059 in Worcester County; 980 in Calvert County; 669 in Queen Anne’s County; 659 in Caroline County; 598 in Dorchester County; 570 in Talbot County; 484 in Allegany County; 305 in Kent County; 282 in Somerset County; and 75 in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Maryland has confirmed 4,689 cases in people age 9 or younger; 10,681 in people ages 10-19; 23,741 in people ages 20-29; 22,654 in people ages 30-39; 20,006 in people ages 40-49; 18,322 in people ages 50-59; 12,239 in people ages 60-69; 7,303 in people ages 70-79; and 5,875 in people age 80 or older.

The state has identified 66,229 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 59,281 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 39,670 are Black, 27,061 are Hispanic, 31,634 are white, 2,371 are Asian, 5,761 are another race, and data is not available for the remaining 19,013.

Nationwide, there have been at least 7,235,485 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 206,971 deaths and 2,840,688 recoveries. More than 103.9 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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