Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations rise to highest amount in more than a month

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The number of Marylanders currently hospitalized due to coronavirus reached 391 on Wednesday, the largest amount in more than a month, state data show.

The state’s hospitalizations are the highest they have been since reaching 395 on Sept. 4.

Of the 391 residents who are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 298 are in acute care and 93 are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients climbed by 26 while the number of intensive care patients rose by five, marking a net increase of 31 more people hospitalized with coronavirus compared to Tuesday.

Maryland has hospitalized a total of 15,843 people for COVID-19 to date.

At least 128,664 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 1,555,240 have tested negative as of Wednesday 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 460, an increase of about 0.4 percent.

Maryland has completed 2,773,280 coronavirus tests to date, with 20,734 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

On average, 2.9 percent of the state’s coronavirus tests over the last seven days have come back positive–a slight decrease of 0.05 percentage points compared to Tuesday.

The seven-day average rate of positive tests yesterday was 3.56 percent for Marylanders younger than 35 and 2.52 percent for Marylanders older than 35.

Maryland confirmed six more deaths related to COVID-19 since Tuesday, bringing the state’s total number of fatal cases to 3,829.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 30,226 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 23,194 in Montgomery County; 18,522 in Baltimore County; 16,100 in Baltimore City; 10,527 in Anne Arundel County; 5,292 in Howard County; 4,249 in Frederick County; 3,191 in Harford County; 2,878 in Charles County; 2,135 in Wicomico County; 2,034 in Carroll County; 1,917 in Washington County; 1,360 in St. Mary’s County; 1,134 in Cecil County; 1,105 in Worcester County; 1,032 in Calvert County; 688 in Queen Anne’s County; 668 in Caroline County; 617 in Dorchester County; 578 in Talbot County; 501 in Allegany County; 325 in Somerset County; 315 in Kent County; and 76 in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Maryland has confirmed 4,848 cases in people age 9 or younger; 11,082 in people ages 10-19; 24,365 in people ages 20-29; 23,156 in people ages 30-39; 20,469 in people ages 40-49; 18,749 in people ages 50-59; 12,553 in people ages 60-69; 7,475 in people ages 70-79; and 5,967 in people age 80 or older.

The state has identified 67,843 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 60,821 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 40,466 are Black, 27,532 are Hispanic, 32,833 are white, 2,431 are Asian, 5,933 are another race, and data is not available for the remaining 19,469.

Nationwide, there have been at least 7,502,945 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 210,939 deaths and 2,952,390 recoveries. More than 109.6 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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  1. Rather than numbers, why don’t you report on where in the state. Give us some idea of traceability.

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