Maryland’s current coronavirus hospitalizations climb by nearly 100 patients

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The number of Marylanders currently hospitalized due to coronavirus grew by nearly 100 patients on Tuesday, state data show.

Maryland currently has 1,144 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, including 874 who are in acute care and 270 who are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients climbed by 83 while the number of intensive care patients rose by 15, marking a net increase of 98 people hospitalized with coronavirus compared to Tuesday.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Maryland has hospitalized a total of18,959 people with coronavirus.

In response to rising coronavirus metrics in Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday instituted new restrictions on bars, restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes and stadiums.

Maryland reported an additional 2,018 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, ccording to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

The state’s caseload grew by 1.19%, reaching a total of 171,823 confirmed cases to date.

During the pandemic, 1,977,512 have tested negative for coronavirus, with 11,716 negative results reported since Monday.

Maryland has completed 3,954,107 coronavirus tests to date, including 31,801 test results that were reported in the past 24 hours.

The average rate of coronavirus tests that have come back positive over the past seven-day period has remained above 5% for 10 consecutive days, state data show.

Over the last seven days, an average of 6.82% of the state’s COVID-19 tests have come back positive.

The World Health Organization in May recommended that state’s should maintain a positive test rate of 5 percent or less for 14 days before they begin reopening.

After Maryland’s seven-day average positivity rate dropped below 5% in June and stayed there for about five months, the state crossed back over that threshold from 4.62% on Nov. 7 to 5.05% on Nov. 8.

The seven-day average rate of positive tests yesterday was 7.12% for Marylanders younger than 35 and 6.64% for Marylanders older than 35.

A total of 4,201 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 15 additional deaths reported since Tuesday. There are also 150 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 37,184 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 29,833 in Montgomery County; 25,253 in Baltimore County; 21,409 in Baltimore City; 14,660 in Anne Arundel County; 7,005 in Howard County; 5,778 in Frederick County; 4,959 in Harford County; 3,831 in Charles County; 3,187 in Washington County; 2,992 in Wicomico County; 2,845 in Carroll County; 1,889 in Allegany County; 1,786 in St. Mary’s County; 1,694 in Cecil County; 1,402 in Calvert County; 1,376 in Worcester County; 946 in Queen Anne’s County; 919 in Dorchester County; 825 in Caroline County; 723 in Talbot County; 584 in Somerset County; 377 in Kent County; and 366 in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Maryland has confirmed 6,944 cases in people age 9 or younger; 15,221 in people ages 10-19; 32,786 in people ages 20-29; 30,859 in people ages 30-39; 27,146 in people ages 40-49; 25,229 in people ages 50-59; 16,782 in people ages 60-69; 9,676 in people ages 70-79; and 7,180 in people age 80 or older.

The state has identified 90,376 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 81,447 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 51,959 are Black, 34,622 are Hispanic, 49,109 are white, 3,333 are Asian, 7,964 are another race, and data is not available for the remaining 24,836.

Nationwide, there have been at least 11,365,323 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 248,734 deaths and 4,293,640 recoveries. The U.S. has conducted more than 165.8 million coronavirus tests to date 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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