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Maryland day by day in the fight against COVID-19

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Posted at 3:46 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 13:22:11-04

BALTIMORE — Maryland is slowly but surely progressing in the fight against COVID-19. The state is now in full-on stage two of its roadmap to recovery and is seeing downward trends in key metrics such as hospitalization and positivity rates.

Every now and then there is an uptick though.

Below are recent numbers by date according to the Maryland Department of Health.

Tuesday -- July 14, 2020

From July 13 into July 14, the state saw the highest number of new cases since early June with 733.

Baltimore City reported 123 new cases with 8566 on Monday to 8689 Tuesday

Baltimore County reported 98 new cases with 8892 on Monday to 8990 Tuesday

Montgomery County reported 103 new cases with 15780 on Monday to 15883 Tuesday

Prince George’s County reported 183 new positive cases with 19773 on Monday to 19956 Tuesday

Those 4 counties made up 507 of the new 733 positive test results. Dorchester, Garrett and Kent are the only counties that did not have a *new* positive case recorded from Monday to Tuesday.

Health Officials on Tuesday said the rise in numbers is partially connected to Non-Compliance at Bars and Restaurants.

Governor Larry Hogan directed local health leaders to enforce physical distancing and capacity restrictions and penalize violators with fines, closures, or license suspensions.

Below are the requirements for open restaurants and bars.

  • Customers must be seated at least six feet apart from other guests.
  • Standing and congregating in bar areas is strictly prohibited.
  • All staff must wear a face covering while working and interacting with customers.
  • For facilities with booths, every other booth must be closed.
  • No more than six people may sit at a table.

Sunday - July 12, 2020

  • More Than 800,000 COVID-19 Tests, Including Record 21,140 Tests: Maryland continues to expand its testing capacity as part of a long-term strategy. In total, Maryland has now conducted 807,926 COVID-19 tests, including a record 21,140 tests over the last 24 hours. 643,391 Marylanders have now been tested for COVID-19—representing 10.6% of the state’s population.
  • Statewide Positivity Rate Is 4.45%: The state’s seven-day average positivity rate is 4.45%, and the daily positivity rate is 3.67%, the second-lowest daily rate the state has reported. The positivity rate is below 7% in every jurisdiction, with the exception of Queen Anne’s County, which has experienced a 259% increase in its positivity rate since June 30 and has the state’s highest positivity rate at 8.49%
  • Total Current Hospitalizations Are 392: There are 392 current total COVID-19 hospitalizations, with 114 ICU beds in use.
  • 15 of 24 Jurisdictions Have Met 10% Testing Goal: Howard, Caroline, and Worcester have now met the state’s goal of testing 10% of their populations, bringing the total to 15 out of 24 jurisdictions.
  • Positivity Rate Higher For Marylanders Under 35: The positivity rate among Marylanders under 35 (6.46%) is 83.5% higher than the positivity rate for Marylanders age 35 and older (3.52%).

Thursday - July 9, 2020

There are 71,447 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland including 3,160 deaths.

Out of 761,395 tests -- 541,134 were negative.

The statewide positivity rate is now 4.53% - down more than 83% from its peak level on April 17—and the daily positivity rate is 4.07%.

  • Current total COVID-19 hospitalizations are at 406, with 139 ICU beds in use.
  • Half of Maryland’s 24 Jurisdictions Hit 10% Testing Goal (Montgomery County became the 12th).

Wednesday - July 8, 2020

There are 70,861 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland including 3,149 deaths.

Out of 746,274 tests -- 532,247 were negative.

The statewide positivity rate is now 4.61%

  • Maryland has tested 10% of it’s population
  • Total hospitalizations have fallen below 400 for the first time in 99 days.

Monday - July 6, 2020

There have been 69,904 confirmed COVID-19 cases (lowest number of new cases since March 22) in Maryland including 3,121 deaths (lowest number of new deaths since March 31)

Out of 724,463 tests -- 517,457 were negative.

The statewide positivity rate is now 4.51%, down 83% from April 17 peak with daily positivity rate at 3.36%

  • Total Current Hospitalizations Fall to 403, Including 142 ICU Beds In Use
  • Marylanders under 35 (6.06%) is 58% higher than the positivity rate for Marylanders age 35 and older (3.83%).
  • Baltimore County became the 11th jurisdiction to meet the statewide goal of testing 10% of the population in all 24 jurisdictions. Here is how the state’s most populous jurisdictions rank:

Baltimore City: 11.6% Prince George’s: 10.2%
Baltimore Co.: 10.0%
Montgomery: 9.6%
Howard: 9.2%
Anne Arundel: 7.9%

Monday - June 29, 2020

There are 67,254 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland including 3,048 deaths.
Out of 644,026 tests -- 462,059 were negative.
The statewide positivity rate is now 4.84%.

Sunday - June 28, 2020

  • Statewide positivity rate is now at 4.89%
  • Current hospitalizations have dropped to 446
  • More than 630,000 tests conducted
  • Baltimore City has become the seventh jurisdiction to meet the goal of testing 10% of the population in every jurisdiction.

Friday - June 26, 2020

There are 66,115 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland including 3,015 deaths.
Out of 613,513 tests -- 440,282 were negative.
The statewide positivity rate is now 4.92%.

Thursday - June 25, 2020

  • Daily statewide positivity rate reached a new low of 4.38%, with the seven-day positivity rate falling to 5.05%.
  • Current hospitalizations have dropped to 511, their lowest level in 83 days.
  • More than 600,000 tests, and have nearly 200 testing sites available across the state.
  • Maryland surpassed 3000 COVID-19 related deaths

Wednesday - June 24, 2020

There are 65,337 confirmed cased of COVID-19 in Maryland including 2,978 deaths.
Out of 591,962 tests -- 425,120 were negative.
The statewide positivity rate is 5.17%.

Tuesday - June 23, 2020

There are 65,007 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland including 2,963 deaths.

Out of 583,091 tests -- 418,528 were negative.

The statewide positivity rate is now 5.06%.

  • Maryland has now distributed 50.8 million units of personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals, state agencies, local health departments, and front line workers including: 15 million pairs of gloves, 1.5 million gowns, 19.4 million surgical masks, 8.4 million KN95 masks, 5.7 million N95 masks, and 854,200 face shields.
  • The state has paid $3.2 million from the Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund to local businesses manufacturing PPE and other supplies.

Monday - June 22, 2020

There are now 64,603 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland including 2,945 deaths.

Out of 572,731 tests -- 410,122 were negative.

The statewide positivity rate is at 5.03%

Sunday - June 21, 2020

  • Statewide positivity rate - 5.03%.
  • Maryland has now conducted 565,298 COVID-19 tests.
  • COVID-19 Hospitalizations have dropped to 608.

Thursday - June 18, 2020

There are 63,229 confirmed COVID-19 cases (Lowest number of new cases since March 31) in Maryland including 2,886 deaths.

Out of 535,444 tests -- 384,379 were negative.

The statewide positivity rate is now 5.43% -- —nearly 80% from its peak level

  • ICU beds at 269, their lowest level since April 5
  • Maryland has now conducted 535,444 COVID-19 tests
  • COVID-19 Hospitalizations have dropped to 660. Since the beginning of June, total hospitalizations have decreased by more than 43%.
  • Baltimore City Leads Large Jurisdictions With 8.5% of Population Tested, Positivity Rate Continues to Decline. Maryland has tested 7.4% of its population. Baltimore's positivity rate has dropped to 6.42%, and is down 37% since June 1.

June 17, 2020

  • Statewide positivity rate - 5.81%
  • Maryland has now conducted 526,882 COVID-19 tests
  • The state’s seven-day average positivity rate has dropped to 5.81%—down more than 78% from its peak level on April 17.
  • COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped to 702, their lowest level since April 5.
  • Baltimore City Leads Key Jurisdictions With 8.1% of Population Tested. To date, Maryland has tested 7.3% of its population. Its positivity rate has dropped by 35 percent since June 1.

June 16, 2020

There are 62,409 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland including 2,851 deaths.
Out of 511,288 tests - 366,816 were negative.
The statewide positivity rate is now 6.20%

June 15, 2020

  • Maryland has now conducted 500,791 COVID-19 tests, a 510% increase over the last eight weeks
  • The state’s seven-day average positivity rate has dropped to 6.55%—down more than 60% since the beginning of Stage One on May 15, and down more than 75% from its peak level on April 17.
  • The state’s daily positivity rate is 5.16%.
  • COVID-19 Hospitalizations have dropped to 745.
  • ICU beds have dropped below 300 for the first time since April 6.
  • Positivity Rate In Single Digits In All 24 Jurisdictions, Half Are Below 5%. With Prince George’s County dropping to 9.88%, the positivity rate is now in single digits in all 24 of Maryland’s jurisdictions. Half of the state’s jurisdictions are now below 5%.
  • Confirmed deaths over the last seven days have dropped by more than 25% compared to the previous seven days.

June 12, 2020

There have been 60,613 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland including 2,773 deaths.
339,482 out of 473,271 tests have come back negative.
The statewide positivity rate is 6.94%.

June 3, 2020

  • Maryland has now conducted 380,716 COVID-19 tests
  • The statewide positivity rate peaked at 26.91% on April 17. It has since dropped nearly 65%, to 9.5%. Baltimore City is at 9.9%—just above the state average. Frederick County is at 9.4%, Howard County is at 8.8%, Baltimore County is at 8.7%, and Anne Arundel County is at 8.6%—all below the state average.The positivity rate in Prince George’s County has dropped by more than 66%, from a high of 41.96% to a current rate of 14.1%. Montgomery County has dropped by more than 62%, from a high of 32.64% to a current rate of 12.3%.
  • Maryland’s current total COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped to 1,109, their lowest level since April 14.
  • There are 471 ICU beds currently in use for COVID-19 patients, the lowest number since April 17, and the number of patients in acute care, 638, is at its lowest number since April 12.

June 2, 2020

As of June 2, there have been 54,175 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland including 2,474 deaths.
366,331 people have been tested, 261,640 which were negative.
The state's positivity rate is now 10.5%
Current hospitalizations are at a 7-week low.

May 25, 2020

Maryland now has 47,152 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
839 cases have been added since yesterday.
Hospitalizations in Maryland continue their general decline, and have now dropped by more than 25% since April 30

May 24, 2020

There are now 46,313 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland.
818 cases have been added since yesterday, but hospitalizations and ICU beds in Maryland are now at their lowest level in five weeks

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