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 newly confirmed coronavirus cases in Maryland has decreased for the fourth day in a row, state data show.

The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 709, an increase of about 2.7 percent, on Tuesday, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Before that, the total number of confirmed cases in Maryland rose by 1,001 on Saturday, 989 new cases on Sunday and 946 new cases on Monday.

At least 27,117 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 112,986 have tested negative as of Tuesday morning.

A total of 1,290 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 74 additional deaths since Monday. There are also 100 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

Of the state’s total number of confirmed cases, 5,337 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized at some point, including 1,693 who are currently hospitalized.

Of those currently hospitalized, 1,120 are in acute care and 573 are in intensive care.

There have been 1,810 people who isolated and were eventually released.

Among nursing homes, assisted living facilities and group homes in Maryland, there have been at least 3,218 resident cases, 525 resident deaths, 1,489 staff cases and eight staff deaths.

In state and local congregate facilities, such as correctional facilities and detention centers, there have been 265 staff cases, no staff deaths, 57 inmate cases, two inmate deaths, 60 patient cases, one patient death, and no youth cases or youth deaths.

The 21224 ZIP code, which includes Highlandtown in Southeast Baltimore and parts of Dundalk in Baltimore County, joined 21215, covering Northwest Baltimore City and parts of Baltimore County, among the top 10 Maryland ZIP codes with the largest number of COVID-19 cases. Those areas have 354 and 415 cases, respectively.

But the top five ZIP codes remain concentrated in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. The 20783 ZIP code in Prince George’s County, including the Lewsidale and Adelphi neighborhoods, has the most people test positive for COVID-19 with 890 cases.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 7,831 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 5,541 in Montgomery County; 3,430 in Baltimore County; 2,609 in Baltimore City; 2,045 in Anne Arundel County; 1,071 in Frederick County; 1,010 in Howard County; 660 in Charles County; 513 in Carroll County; 500 in Wicomico County; 499 in Harford County; 238 in Washington County; 195 in Cecil County; 174 in Calvert County; 170 in St. Mary’s County; 129 in Allegany County; 99 in Caroline County; 95 in Kent County; 81 in Worcester County; 76 in Dorchester County; 65 in Queen Anne’s County; 45 in Talbot County; 37 in Somerset County; four in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 398 have been people age 9 or younger; 791 have been people ages 10-19; 3,287 have been people ages 20-29; 4,687 have been people ages 30-39; 4,841 have been people ages 40-49; 4,820 have been people ages 50-59; 3,636 have been people ages 60-69; 2,465 have been people ages 70-79; and 2,192 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 14,316 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 12,801 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 9,424 have been black, 6,129 have been white, 5,144 have been Hispanic, 565 have been Asian, 937 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 4,918.

Nationwide, there have been at least 1,180,634 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 68,934 deaths and 187,180 recoveries. More than 7.2 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