Maryland’s number of coronavirus cases continues to rise

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The average number of newly reported coronavirus cases in Maryland continues to rise, increasing by 1,128 people since Sunday, state data show.

And on Saturday, Maryland reported 1,288 new confirmed cases, marking the highest caseload reported in one day since the state reached 1,784 on May 19.

Maryland has now reached a 14-day average of 811 new cases each day, the highest point since recording an average of 833 on June 7, according to The Baltimore Sun‘s data tracker.

The state has completed a total of  1,120,761 to date, with 23,400 coronavirus test results reported since Sunday. On July 24, officials reported a record-high 34,874 results.

Over the past seven days, an average of 4.61 percent of tests came back positive for COVID-19.

In Maryland, 84,876 people have tested positive for COVID-19, while 770,642 have tested negative as of Monday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Across the state 12,339 people with coronavirus have been hopsitalized to date. Of the 536 Marylanders who are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 391 are in acute care and 145 are in intensive care.

There are four more COVID-19 patients in acute care and eight fewer in intensive care, with a net decrease of four fewer hospitalizations since Sunday.

The state reported six more deaths due to COVID-19 since Sunday, totaling 3,315 fatal cases to date. There are also 132 deaths suspected to be related to the virus.

As of 10 a.m. Monday, there have been 21,770 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 17,164 in Montgomery County; 11,124 in Baltimore County; 10,579 in Baltimore City; 6,469 in Anne Arundel County; 3,373 in Howard County; 2,909 in Frederick County; 1,753 in Charles County; 1,631 in Harford County; 1,391 in Carroll County; 1,249 in Wicomico County; 897 in Washington County; 849 in St. Mary’s County; 601 in Cecil County; 546 in Calvert County; 506 in Worcester County; 412 in Caroline County; 370 in Queen Anne’s County; 319 in Dorchester County; 317 in Talbot County; 260 Allegany County; 229 in Kent County; 115 in Somerset County; and 43 in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Maryland has confirmed 2,777 cases in people age 9 or younger; 5,034 in people ages 10-19; 14,378 in people ages 20-29; 16,006 in people ages 30-39; 14,449 in people ages 40-49; 12,795 in people ages 50-59; 8,926 in people ages 60-69; 5,523 in people ages 70-79; and 4,988 in people age 80 or older.

The state has identified 44,487 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 40,389 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 25,440 have been Black, 21,115 have been Hispanic, 18,284 have been white, 1,606 have been Asian, 3,917 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 14,514.

Nationwide, there have been at least 4,234,140 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 146,935 deaths and 1,297,863 recoveries. More than 51.4 million people in the U.S. have been tested for COVID-19 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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