Maryland’s coronavirus hospitalizations jump by largest amount since July 29

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Maryland hospitalized 24 more people due to coronavirus, marking the largest one-day increase since July, according to data that the state released today.

The state has not seen its current hospitalizations increase by as large an amount as today for about a month and a half, when the metric rose by 27 from 544 hospitalized patients on July 28 to 571 on July 29.

Of the 371 Marylanders who are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 278 are in acute care and 93 are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients climbed by 21, while the number of intensive care patients rose by three compared to Monday.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Maryland has hospitalized a total of 14,918 coronavirus patients.

At least 117,245 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 1,355,537 have tested negative as of Tuesday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

The state’s coronavirus caseload rose by 599, an increase of 0.5 percent.

Maryland has completed 2,245,666 coronavirus tests to date, with 19,011 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

Over the last seven days, an average of 3.62 percent of the state’s COVID-19 tests have come back positive.

The seven-day average rate of positive tests yesterday was 5.05 percent for Marylanders younger than 35 and 2.79 percent for Marylanders older than 35.

A total of 3,706 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 10 additional deaths reported since Monday. There are also 143 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 27,891 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 21,375 in Montgomery County; 16,905 in Baltimore County; 15,236 in Baltimore City; 9,302 in Anne Arundel County; 4,809 in Howard County; 3,785 in Frederick County; 2,846 in Harford County; 2,607 in Charles County; 1,871 in Carroll County; 1,819 in Wicomico County; 1,525 in Washington County; 1,202 in St. Mary’s County; 953 in Worcester County; 942 in Cecil County; 881 in Calvert County; 613 in Queen Anne’s County; 612 in Caroline County; 538 in Dorchester County; 515 in Talbot County; 429 in Allegany County; 293 in Kent County; 225 in Somerset County; and 71 in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Maryland confirmed 4,321 cases in people age 9 or younger; 9,388 in people ages 10-19; 21,850 in people ages 20-29; 21,362 in people ages 30-39; 18,982 in people ages 40-49; 17,148 in people ages 50-59; 11,548 in people ages 60-69; 6,940 in people ages 70-79; and 5,706 in people age 80 or older.

The state has identified 61,965 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 55,280 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 37,451 have been Black, 25,852 have been Hispanic, 28,642 have been white, 2,234 have been Asian, 5,418 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 17,648.

Nationwide, there have been at least 6,555,408 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 194,547 deaths and 2,474,570 recoveries. More than 89.6 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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