Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to climb to new record of 1,957 patients

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There are currently 1,957 Marylanders hospitalized with coronavirus, the highest number of current COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state since the pandemic began.

Maryland’s hospitalizations are up from the previous high just a day before when the state had reported that 1,950 residents were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Sunday morning.

Of the Marylanders currently hospitalized with the virus, 1,510 are in acute care and 447 are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients climbed by 45 while the number of intensive care patients declined by 38, marking a net increase of seven more people hospitalized with coronavirus compared to Sunday.

To date, Maryland has hospitalized a total of 28,731 residents due to COVID-19.

At least 309,686 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 2,649,578 have tested negative as of Monday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 3,012, an increase of 0.98%.

Maryland has completed 6,145,245 coronavirus tests to date, with 43,528 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

Over the last seven days, an average of 8.56% of the state’s COVID-19 tests have come back positive.

The seven-day average rate of positive tests yesterday was 9.4% for Marylanders younger than 35 and 8.08% for Marylanders older than 35.

A total of 6,129 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 25 additional deaths reported since Sunday. There are also 172 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

Maryland has reported a total of 139,506 to date, including 3,293 vaccinations in the past 24 hours.

As of 10 a.m. Monday, there have been 59,540 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 51,067 in Montgomery County; 41,972 in Baltimore County; 34,121 in Baltimore City; 27,770 in Anne Arundel County; 12,818 in Frederick County; 12,612 in Howard County; 9,678 in Washington County; 9,563 in Harford County; 6,695 in Charles County; 5,895 in Carroll County; 5,758 in Allegany County; 5,295 in Wicomico County; 4,010 in Cecil County; 3,734 in St. Mary’s County; 2,679 in Calvert County; 2,566 in Worcester County; 1,969 in Queen Anne’s County; 1,965 in Somerset County; 1,618 in Dorchester County; 1,614 in Garrett County; 1,502 in Caroline County; 1,381 in Talbot County; and 852 in Kent County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 14,427 are people age 9 or younger; 28,562 are people ages 10-19; 57,034 are people ages 20-29; 54,123 are people ages 30-39; 47,743 are people ages 40-49; 46,579 are people ages 50-59; 31,241 are people ages 60-69; 17,879 are people ages 70-79; and 12,098 are people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 162,507 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 147,179 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 88,181 are Black, 52,076 are Hispanic, 103,395 are white, 6,571 are Asian, 14,416 are another race, and data is not available for the remaining 45,047.

Nationwide, there have been at least 22,410,609 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 374,348 deaths. The U.S. has conducted more than 265.5 million coronavirus tests to date 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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