Maryland sees largest increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations in more than a month

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There are 29 more Marylanders hospitalized due to COVID-19 since Monday, the state’s largest one-day increase since May 26, state data show.

The state’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose by 733, marking the largest number of cases reported in one day since June 5, when there were 912 new cases.

A total of 74,260 Marylanders have tested positive for coronavirus and 591,809 have tested negative as of Tuesday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 11,485 Marylanders have been hospitalized due to COVID-19, including the 415 people who are currently hospitalized.

Maryland’s hospitalizations rose by 29 patients after dipping to 386 on Monday. That is the largest single-day increase in coronavirus-related hospitalizations in more than a month after the number of patients jumped from 1,279 on May 25 to 1,315 on May 26.

The state currently has 297 coronavirus patients in acute care and 118 in intensive care, which increased by 19 and 10 patients, respectively.

Maryland reported eight additional deaths due to COVID-19 since Monday, bringing the statewide total to 3,202. There are also 132 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

Maryland has completed 834,408 coronavirus tests to date, with 15,415 of those test results reported in the past 24 hours.

An average of 4.64 percent of tests over the past seven days have come back positive for COVID-19.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 19,956 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 15,883 in Montgomery County; 8,990 in Baltimore County; 8,689 in Baltimore City; 5,619 in Anne Arundel County; 2,891 in Howard County; 2,619 in Frederick County; 1,534 in Charles County; 1,311 in Harford County; 1,224 in Carroll County; 1,156 in Wicomico County; 737 in Washington County; 721 in St. Mary’s County; 531 in Cecil County; 458 in Calvert County; 345 in Caroline County; 331 in Worcester County; 296 in Queen Anne’s County; 220 Allegany County; 217 in Dorchester County; 205 in Kent County; 197 in Talbot County; 103 in Somerset County; and 27 in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of the state’s confirmed coronavirus cases, 2,327 have been people age 9 or younger; 4,084 have been people ages 10-19; 11,590 have been people ages 20-29; 13,905 have been people ages 30-39; 12,952 have been people ages 40-49; 11,467 have been people ages 50-59; 8,130 have been people ages 60-69; 5,119 have been people ages 70-79; and 4,686 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 38,640 of its COVID-19 patients as female and 35,620 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 21,525 have been Black, 19,701 have been Hispanic, 15,161 have been white, 1,446 have been Asian, 3,551 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 12,876.

Nationwide, there have been at least 3,364,918 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 135,616 deaths and 1,031,939 recoveries. More than 41 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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