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At least 70 more Marylanders have died from COVID-19 since Monday, bringing the state’s total number of fatal cases to 1,643, state data show.

There are also 113 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Black Marylanders account for the greatest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state, but white Marylanders account for the most COVID-19 deaths overall by a slim margin. The highest death rate is among white Marylanders with the virus.

At least 34,061 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 135,442 have tested negative as of Tuesday morning, state officials said. The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 688, an increase of 2 percent.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 11,110 have been black (about 33 percent of the state’s total confirmed cases), 7,365 have been white (about 22 percent), 7,274 have been Hispanic (21 percent), 700 have been Asian (2 percent), 1,433 have been another race (4 percent), and data is not available for the remaining 6,179 (18 percent).

At least 681 fatal cases have been white (41 percent of all confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Maryland), 656 have been black (about 40 percent), 124 have been Hispanic (about 8 percent), 56 have been Asian (3 percent), 22 have been another race (1 percent), and data is not available for the remaining 104 deceased individuals (6 percent).

Among white Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 9 percent have died from the virus. About 8 percent of the state’s Asian patients have died from the virus, about 6 percent of black patients, about 2 percent of Hispanic patients, and about 2 percent of patients of another race.

The number of people currently hospitalized for COVID-19 increased on Tuesday after previously decreasing for six consecutive days.

Of the state’s total number of confirmed cases, 6,287 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, including 1,563 who are currently hospitalized.

Since Monday, 19 more people have been hospitalized for COVID-19 in Maryland, an increase of 1.2 percent.

Of those currently hospitalized, 973 are in acute care and 590 are in intensive care. Those measurements increased by 14 patients and five patients, respectively.

There have been 2,394 people who isolated and were eventually released.

ZIP codes 21224, including Highlandtown and Canton, and 21215, including Northwest Baltimore City and part of Baltimore County, are among the top 10 areas of Maryland with the largest number of confirmed coronavirus cases. Those two ZIP codes have 507 and 478 confirmed cases, respectively.

The top 5 ZIP codes with the largest number of confirmed coroanvirus cases continue to be concentrated in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. ZIP code 20783, which includes the Adelphi area in Prince George’s County, has the largest concentration of confirmed cases in the state, with 1,170 cases.

Among nursing homes, assisted living facilities and group homes in Maryland, there have been at least 4,323 resident cases, 792 resident deaths, 1,895 staff cases and 11 staff deaths.

In state and local congregate facilities, such as correctional facilities and detention centers, there have been at least 267 staff cases, no staff deaths, 60 inmate cases, two inmate deaths, 56 patient cases, one patient death, and no youth cases or youth deaths.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 9,892 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 7,130 in Montgomery County; 4,051 in Baltimore County; 3,404 in Baltimore City; 2,520 in Anne Arundel County; 1,282 in Frederick County; 1,234 in Howard County; 761 in Charles County; 694 in Wicomico County; 614 in Harford County; 589 in Carroll County; 284 in Washington County; 270 in Cecil County; 246 in St. Mary’s County; 211 in Calvert County; 174 in Caroline County; 148 in Allegany County; 120 in Kent County; 114 in Worcester County; 103 in Queen Anne’s County; 102 in Dorchester County; 61 in Talbot County; 51 in Somerset County; six in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 608 have been people age 9 or younger; 1,183 have been people ages 10-19; 4,399 have been people ages 20-29; 6,084 have been people ages 30-39; 6,119 have been people ages 40-49; 5,791 have been people ages 50-59; 4,318 have been people ages 60-69; 2,884 have been people ages 70-79; and 2,675 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 17,852 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 16,209 as male.

Nationwide, there have been at least 1,347,936 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 80,684 deaths and 232,733 recoveries. More than 9.3 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