Maryland’s coronavirus hospitalizations decrease slightly

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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.

Coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Maryland decreased slightly by five patients on Monday after dropping by 39 patients on Sunday, according to data that the state released today.

Before that, the number of Marylanders hospitalized due to COVID-19 had been rising for about three weeks, and the state still has over 100 more coronavirus patients than it did a month ago.

At least 91,144 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 854,512 have tested negative as of Monday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

The state reported an additional 870 confirmed cases since Sunday, an increase of 0.96 percent.

Maryland has hospitalized a total of 12,832 people for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 548 who are currently hospitalized.

Of the patients hospitalized with coronavirus, 413 are in acute care and 135 are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients declined by 11, while the number of intensive care patients grew by six, marking a net decrease of five fewer people hospitalized with COVID-19 compared to Sunday.

Maryland has completed 1,294,065 coronavirus tests to date, with 24,513 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

Over the last seven days, an average of 4.36 percent of tests has come back positive for COVID-19.

All 24 of Maryland’s jurisdictions have tested at least 10 percent of their residents, meeting a goal set by state health officials about a month and a half ago.

The last two jurisdictions, Calvert and Cecil counties, crossed that threshold over the weekend.

A total of 3,381 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with eight additional deaths reported since Sunday. There are also 134 people whose deaths are suspected to be related to the virus.

As of 10 a.m. Monday, there have been 22,743 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 17,759 in Montgomery County; 12,175 in Baltimore County; 11,577 in Baltimore City; 6,958 in Anne Arundel County; 3,622 in Howard County; 2,998 in Frederick County; 1,878 in Charles County; 1,818 in Harford County; 1,481 in Carroll County; 1,294 in Wicomico County; 978 in Washington County; 922 in St. Mary’s County; 647 in Cecil County; 619 in Calvert County; 588 in Worcester County; 432 in Caroline County; 397 in Queen Anne’s County; 366 in Talbot County; 351 in Dorchester County; 271 Allegany County; 235 in Kent County; 123 in Somerset County; and 43 in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Maryland has confirmed 3,083 cases in people age 9 or younger; 5,720 in people ages 10-19; 15,832 in people ages 20-29; 17,180 in people ages 30-39; 15,336 in people ages 40-49; 13,625 in people ages 50-59; 9,415 in people ages 60-69; 5,835 in people ages 70-79; and 5,118 in people age 80 or older.

The state has identified 47,907 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 43,237 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 28,163 have been Black, 21,896 have been Hispanic, 20,140 have been white, 1,698 have been Asian, 4,148 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 15,099.

Nationwide, there have been at least 4,668,406 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 154,861 deaths and 1,468,689 recoveries. More than 56.8 million people in the U.S. have been tested for COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Monday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

Marcus Dieterle

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