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.

The number of new COVID-19 cases that Maryland reports per day has decreased for four consecutive days, state data show.

Maryland has confirmed at least 91,854 coronavirus cases, while 880,492 people have tested negative as of Tuesday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

The state reported an additional 710 confirmed cases since Monday, an increase of about 0.78 percent.

After reporting 1,169 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, Maryland reported 1,019 on Saturday, 909 on Sunday, 870 on Monday and 710 today–marking a four-day decline in new cases.

Maryland reported an additional seven deaths caused by coronavirus since Monday, bringing the state’s total number of fatal cases to 3,396. There are also 134 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 12,888 Marylanders have been hospitalized for coronavirus, including 547 who are currently hospitalized.

Of those currently hospitalized patients, 410 are in acute care and 137 are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients declined by three, while the number of intensive care patients rose by two, for a net decrease of one fewer patient hospitalized due to COVID-19 since Monday.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 22,880 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 17,842 in Montgomery County; 12,401 in Baltimore County; 11,748 in Baltimore City; 7,007 in Anne Arundel County; 3,660 in Howard County; 3,010 in Frederick County; 1,909 in Charles County; 1,853 in Harford County; 1,491 in Carroll County; 1,298 in Wicomico County; 982 in Washington County; 931 in St. Mary’s County; 655 in Cecil County; 635 in Calvert County; 611 in Worcester County; 438 in Caroline County; 399 in Queen Anne’s County; 368 in Talbot County; 352 in Dorchester County; 273 Allegany County; 235 in Kent County; 123 in Somerset County; and 43 in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 3,109 have been people age 9 or younger; 5,797 have been people ages 10-19; 15,990 have been people ages 20-29; 17,303 have been people ages 30-39; 15,442 have been people ages 40-49; 13,733 have been people ages 50-59; 9,465 have been people ages 60-69; 5,878 have been people ages 70-79, and 5,137 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 48,297 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 43,557 as male.

Of Maryland’s confirmed COVID-19 cases, 28,253 have been Black, 23,151 have been Hispanic, 19,945 have been white, 1,662 have been Asian, 4,050 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 14,793.

Nationwide, there have been at least 4,718,249 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 155,478 deaths and 1,513,446 recoveries. More than 57.5 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