This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

The number of Marylanders hospitalized with coronavirus increased slightly for a second day, according to data released by the state today.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Maryland has hospitalized a total of 14,337 people due to coronavirus, including 385 who are currently hospitalized.

Of those currently hospitalized, 273 are in acute care and 112 are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients rose by three while the number of intensive care patients rose by five, marking a net increase of eight more people hospitalized with coronavirus compared to Monday.

A total of 108,863 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 1,230,054 have tested negative as of Tuesday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Maryland’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 614, an increase of about 0.6 percent.

The state reported an additonal 13,655 coronavirus test results in the past 24 hours, and has completed a total of 1,952,501 tests to date.

Over the last seven days, an average of 3.39 percent of the state’s COVID-19 tests have come back positive.

The seven-day average rate of positive tests yesterday was 4.11 percent for Marylanders younger than 35 and 2.91 percent for Marylanders older than 35.

The state reported an additional five coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total number of fatal cases to 3,617. There are also 144 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 26,356 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 20,103 in Montgomery County; 15,593 in Baltimore County; 14,535 in Baltimore City; 8,400 in Anne Arundel County; 4,415 in Howard County; 3,505 in Frederick County; 2,500 in Harford County; 2,403 in Charles County; 1,700 in Carroll County; 1,568 in Wicomico County; 1,321 in Washington County; 1,121 in St. Mary’s County; 835 in Worcester County; 795 in Cecil County; 791 in Calvert County; 556 in Queen Anne’s County; 513 in Caroline County; 473 in Talbot County; 462 in Dorchester County; 395 Allegany County; 264 in Kent County; 196 in Somerset County; and 63 in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Maryland has confirmed 3,983 cases in people age 9 or younger; 7,841 in people ages 10-19; 19,708 in people ages 20-29; 20,258 in people ages 30-39; 17,963 in people ages 40-49; 16,085 in people ages 50-59; 10,895 in people ages 60-69; 6,607 in people ages 70-79; and 5,523 in people age 80 or older.

The state has identified 57,579 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 51,284 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 35,080 have been Black, 24,872 have been Hispanic, 25,309 have been white, 2,061 have been Asian, 5,042 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 16,499.

Nationwide, there have been at least 6,031,582 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 183,602 deaths and 2,184,825 recoveries. More than 78.2 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 marcus@baltimorefishbowl.com...