Maryland’s coronavirus hospitalizations increase by 27 patients

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There have been 27 more Marylanders hospitalized with coronavirus since Tuesday, bringing the total number of current hospitalizations to 571, state data show.

The state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have risen to their highest point in more than a month, dating back to when there were 602 patients on June 22.

While patients in acute care grew by 32 since Tuesday, the number of people in intensive actually decreased by five. Overall, 426 patients are currently in acute care and 145 are in intensive care.

The state has confirmed 86,285 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic. A total of 792,674 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus as of Wednesday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Maryland’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 761 since Tuesday, an increase of about 0.89 percent.

During the entire pandemic, 12,448 residents have been hospitalized with COVID-19 at some point.

Maryland has completed a total of 1,160,443 coronavirus tests, with 15,747 test results reported in the past 24 hours. On average, 4.77 percent of test results over the last seven days have come back positive for COVID-19.

The state reported 20 additional deaths due to COVID-19 since Tuesday, totaling 3,347 fatal cases to date. There are also 131 people whose deaths are suspected to be related to coronavirus.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 22,044 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 17,305 in Montgomery County; 11,423 in Baltimore County; 10,826 in Baltimore City; 6,599 in Anne Arundel County; 3,441 in Howard County; 2,947 in Frederick County; 1,796 in Charles County; 1,676 in Harford County; 1,414 in Carroll County; 1,260 in Wicomico County; 931 in Washington County; 863 in St. Mary’s County; 612 in Cecil County; 559 in Calvert County; 508 in Worcester County; 418 in Caroline County; 376 in Queen Anne’s County; 323 in Talbot County; 319 in Dorchester County; 260 Allegany County; 224 in Kent County; 116 in Somerset County; and 45 in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Maryland has confirmed 2,839 coronavirus cases in people age 9 or younger; 5,187 in people ages 10-19; 14,706 in people ages 20-29; 16,258 in people ages 30-39; 14,646 in people ages 40-49; 12,988 in people ages 50-59; 9,048 in people ages 60-69; 5,586 in people ages 70-79; and 5,027 in people age 80 or older.

The state has identified 45,250 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 41,035 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive, 26,189 have been Black, 21,311 have been Hispanic, 18,746 have been white, 1,625 have been Asian, 3,984 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 14,430.

Nationwide, there have been at least 4,362,006 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 149,375 deaths and 1,355,363 recoveries. More than 52.9 million people in the U.S. have been tested for COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

Marcus Dieterle

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