Maryland’s number of COVID-19 intensive care patients reaches its lowest point since March

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

The number of Marylanders hospitalized in intensive care units due to coronavirus reached its lowest point since March on Thursday, according to data that the state released today.

Of the 358 residents currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 266 are in acute care and 92 are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients declined by nine while the number of intensive care patients declined by three, marking a net decrease of 12 fewer people hospitalized with coronavirus compared to Wednesday.

Maryland has hospitalized a total of 14,706 people with coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.

At least 114,078 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 1,309,649 have tested negative as of Thursday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Maryland rose by 503, an increase of 0.4 percent.

The state has completed 2,128,024 coronavirus tests to date, with 18,551 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

An average of 3.71 percent of the state’s COVID-19 tests over the last seven days have come back positive.

The seven-day average rate of positive tests yesterday was 4.98 percent for Marylanders younger than 35 and 2.93 percent for Marylanders older than 35.

A total of 3,679 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with seven additional deaths reported since Wednesday. There are also 145 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, there have been 27,245 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 20,893 in Montgomery County; 16,441 in Baltimore County; 15,092 in Baltimore City; 8,945 in Anne Arundel County; 4,683 in Howard County; 3,664 in Frederick County; 2,725 in Harford County; 2,517 in Charles County; 1,815 in Carroll County; 1,683 in Wicomico County; 1,440 in Washington County; 1,165 in St. Mary’s County; 906 in Worcester County; 878 in Cecil County; 843 in Calvert County; 595 in Queen Anne’s County; 582 in Caroline County; 505 in Dorchester County; 500 in Talbot County; 409 in Allegany County; 277 in Kent County; 210 in Somerset County; and 65 in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 4,188 have been people age 9 or younger; 8,770 have been people ages 10-19; 21,018 have been people ages 20-29; 20,968 have been people ages 30-39; 18,596 have been people ages 40-49; 16,759 have been people ages 50-59; 11,306 have been people ages 60-69; 6,830 have been people ages 70-79; and 5,643 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 60,359 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 53,719 as male.

Of the state’s confirmed cases, 36,636 have been Black, 25,458 have been Hispanic, 27,439 have been white, 2,180 have been Asian, 5,274 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 17,091.

Nationwide, there have been at least 6,363,729 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 190,887 deaths and 2,387,479 recoveries. More than 84.5 million people in the U.S. have been tested for COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Thursday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

Marcus Dieterle

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