Maryland sees small increases in coronavirus hospitalizations, cases, deaths

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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’s coronavirus-related hospitalizations, cases and deaths experienced slight increases, according to data that the state released today.

At least 113,239 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 1,297,359 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 356, an increase of 0.3 percent.

Maryland reported three more deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total number of coronavirus-related fatalities to 3,663. There are also 144 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Maryland has hospitalized a total of 14,636 residents for COVID-19.

Of the 365 Marylanders who are currently hospitalized due to coronavirus, 263 are in acute care and 102 are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients rose by 10 while the number of intensive care patients declined by seven, marking a net increase of three more people hospitalized with coronavirus compared to Monday.

The state has completed 2,099,562 coronavirus tests to date, with 12,953 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

On average, 3.68 percent of the Maryland’s tests over the last seven days came back positive for coronavirus.

The seven-day average rate of positive tests yesterday was 5.07 percent for Marylanders younger than 35 and 2.84 percent for Marylanders older than 35.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 27,102 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 20,766 in Montgomery County; 16,347 in Baltimore County; 14,994 in Baltimore City; 8,857 in Anne Arundel County; 4,627 in Howard County; 3,638 in Frederick County; 2,676 in Harford County; 2,494 in Charles County; 1,796 in Carroll County; 1,667 in Wicomico County; 1,411 in Washington County; 1,164 in St. Mary’s County; 897 in Worcester County; 858 in Cecil County; 830 in Calvert County; 589 in Queen Anne’s County; 572 in Caroline County; 502 in Dorchester County; 497 in Talbot County; 407 in Allegany County; 277 in Kent County; 207 in Somerset County; and 64 in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for coronavirus, 4,156 have been people age 9 or younger; 8,637 have been people ages 10-19; 20,820 have been people ages 20-29; 20,851 have been people ages 30-39; 18,502 have been people ages 40-49; 16,634 have been people ages 50-59; 11,235 have been people ages 60-69; 6,790 have been people ages 70-79; and 5,614 have been people age 80 or older.

The state has identified 59,912 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 53,327 as male.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 36,403 have been Black, 25,356 have been Hispanic, 27,104 have been white, 2,167 have been Asian, 5,229 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 16,980.

Nationwide, there have been at least 6,301,919 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 189,226 deaths and 2,333,551 recoveries. More than 83.4 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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