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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 2020-09-25 10:45:14-04

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.

Thursday - September 24, 2020

Maryland’s seven-day average positivity rate fell to 2.57% today, the lowest level reported since the pandemic began.

The daily positivity rate remained steady at 2.63%.

The statewide positivity rate has been under 5% for 91 days, since June 25.

Maryland’s statewide case rate dropped to 8.1/100K today, the lowest the state’s case rate has been since July 11.

Positivity Rate Below 5% In 23 of 24 Jurisdictions, Below 3.5% In 18 Jurisdictions.

Only Worcester (6.61%) is above 5% today. 18 of the state’s 24 jurisdictions are reporting positivity rates below 3.5%.

Maryland is reporting 349 current COVID hospitalizations—including 268 acute beds and 81 ICU beds.

Positivity Rate Among Marylanders Under 35 Under 3.5% For First Time, down 49.2% since July 23.

The positivity rate among Marylanders over 35 is 2.08%.

The number of weekly unemployment claims fell to 9,185 today, which is the lowest number of weekly claims reported since March 14.

Sunday - September 20, 2020

Seven-Day Positivity Rate Drops Below 3% For First Time, Daily Positivity Below 2% For First Time.

Total Hospitalizations Below 300, ICU Levels Below 70 For First Time Since March.

The positivity rates for Baltimore City (1.56%) and Baltimore County (2.31%) have fallen to record lows.

Positivity Rate Below 5% In 23 of 24 Jurisdictions, Below 3.5% In 16 Jurisdictions.

Friday - August 21, 2020

Statewide Positivity Rate Falls to 3.08% (lowest since pandemic began), Daily Positivity at 2.71%

Total Hospitalizations Remain Steady at 455, ICU Levels Fall to 102, a decrease of 5 in the last 24 hours. ICU levels are down 35% since July 25.

Positivity Rates for Baltimore City (3.61%) and Prince George’s County (4.59%) have fallen to record lows.

The positivity rate for 23 of the state’s 24 jurisdictions is below 5%.

Health officials are currently monitoring the situation in Somerset County, where the positivity rate has risen by more than 93% since July 31, to 5.29%.

More Than 1.7 Million Tests Conducted, 19.9% of Population Tested

Thursday - August 20, 2020

All 24 of Maryland’s Jurisdictions are below 5% positive

Statewide positivity rate stands at 3.29%, with a daily rate of 3.49%

Total hospitalizations down to 455, ICU decreased nearly 32% since July 25

Nearly 1.7 Million Tests Conducted (19.7% of Population)

Tuesday - August 18, 2020

Statewide Positivity Rate Falls to 3.21%, Daily Positivity at 3.95%

ICU Levels Down 35% Since July 25, Total Hospitalizations Are 453

Positivity Rate in Baltimore City Drops Below 4% For First Time, Positivity Rate Below 3.5% in 19 of 24 Jurisdictions

More Than 1.6 Million Tests Conducted, 19.3% of Population Tested

Monday - August 17, 2020

Statewide Positivity Rate Falls to Record-Low 3.27%, Daily Positivity Down to Record-Low 2.12%

Total Hospitalizations Decline to 435, ICU Usage at Lowest Levels Since March 29

Positivity Rate Falls to Record Lows in At Least Five Jurisdictions, Positivity Rate Below 3.5% in 19 of 24 Jurisdictions (Only Prince George’s (5.23%) is above 5%).

  • Anne Arundel (2.31%)
  • Baltimore City (4.02%)
  • Baltimore County (3.41%)
  • Howard County (2.95%)
  • Prince George’s (5.23%)

More than 1.6 Million Tests Conducted, 19.2% of Population Tested

Thursday - August 13, 2020

The statewide positivity rate fell to a record low 3.49%, the daily positivity rate down to 3.04%, and total hospitalizations dropping to 470.

ICU levels have declined more than 29% since July 25.

The positivity rate for Baltimore City has dropped to 4.32%—a record low. The positivity rate for 19 of the state’s 24 jurisdictions is below 3.5%, and only one jurisdiction, Prince George’s County, is above 5%.

Wednesday - August 12, 2020

Statewide Positivity Rate Is 3.61%, Daily Positivity Rate Drops to 3.59%

Total Hospitalizations Continue to Decline; ICU Levels Down 25% Since July 25

Positivity Rate For Marylanders Under 35 Down 30% Since July 23

Positivity Rate Below 5% In 23 of 24 Jurisdictions; Only Prince George’s Is Above 5%

More Than 1.5 Million Tests Conducted, 17.9% of Population Tested

Tuesday - August 11, 2020

Statewide Positivity Rate Is Record Low 3.54%

Hospitalizations Decline to 529; ICU Admissions Down Nearly 23% Since July 25

Positivity Rate For Marylanders Under 35 Down 30% Since July 23

Anne Arundel, Frederick, Prince George’s Counties Report Lowest-Ever Positivity Rates

Nearly 1.5 Million Tests Conducted, 17.7% of Population Tested

Monday - August 10, 2020

Daily Positivity Rate Is 3.17%, Third Lowest on Record

Total Current Hospitalizations Are 534, ICU Beds Drop Below 120 For First Time Since July 14

Baltimore City and Baltimore County Report Lowest Positivity Rates Since Late March

Two Jurisdictions Have Positivity Rate Above 5% (Prince George’s and Queen Anne’s Counties)

Positivity Rate Among Marylanders Under 35 Down Nearly 30% Since July 23

Nearly 1.5 Million Tests Conducted, 17.5% of Population Tested

Sunday - August 9, 2020

Maryland’s seven-day average positivity rate has dropped to 3.75%—the lowest level reported since the pandemic began.

1,039,345 Marylanders have now been tested for COVID-19, representing 17.2% of the state’s population.

There are 525 total current COVID-19 hospitalizations—an increase of 10 over the past 24 hours. There are 128 ICU beds in use—an increase of 1.

  • The positivity rate in Anne Arundel County dropped to a record low 2.90%—down nearly 90% from its peak on April 16.
  • The positivity rate in Baltimore City dropped to 4.82%—down 82.4% from its peak on April 19, below 5% for the first time since July 6.
  • The positivity rate in Baltimore County dropped to 4.87%—down 71.3% from its peak on April 7, and below 5% for the first time since July 11.
  • The positivity rate in Frederick County dropped to a record low 1.33%—down 95.2% from its peak on April 15.
  • The positivity rate in Prince George’s County dropped to a record low 5.53%—still above 5%, but down 87.4% from its peak on May 2.
  • The positivity rate is above 5% in only three jurisdictions: Prince George’s (5.53%), Queen Anne’s (5.05%), and Worcester (6.23%). While the positivity rate in Worcester County has begun to plateau, it remains a concern to state officials.

Friday - August 7, 2020

Maryland Reports Third Consecutive Day of Record Low Positivity

Seven-Day Positivity Rate is 3.90%, Daily Positivity Rate Declines to 3.23%

Total Hospitalizations Drop to 528; 135 ICU Beds In Use

Positivity Rate Declines in Major Jurisdictions; Montgomery County at Record Low

State Officials Continue to Monitor Rising Positivity Rate in Worcester County

Over A Million Marylanders Tested, 16.7% of State Population

Thursday - August 5, 2020

The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 4.03% - the lowest since the pandemic began. The daily positivity rate is 3.83%.

State health officials are currently monitoring the situation in Worcester County, where the positivity rate has risen by nearly 88% since July 31, to 6.50%.

Positivity rate remains above 5% in five jurisdictions: Baltimore City (5.44%), Baltimore County (5.31%), Calvert County (5.35%), Prince George’s County (6.19%), and Worcester (6.50%). Baltimore City’s positivity rate is at its lowest level since July 9--down 80.1% from its peak on April 19. Montgomery County’s positivity rate is 2.54%—down 92.2% from its peak on April 20.

There are 535 total current COVID-19 hospitalizations—a decline of 20 over the past 24 hours. There are 139 ICU beds in use—an increase of 5.

Maryland has now conducted 1,348,880 COVID-19 tests (16.4% of the population).

56% of new cases are people under 40, The positivity rate among Marylanders under 35 (5.55%) is 69.7% higher than the positivity rate for those over 35 (3.27%).

Wednesday - August 4, 2020

The state’s seven-day average positivity rate has dropped to 4.05%—the lowest level reported since the pandemic began. The daily positivity rate also dropped to a record low of 3.08%. The state’s positivity rate has been under 5% since June 25.

The positivity rate declined today in Anne Arundel County (3.60%), Baltimore City (5.50%), Baltimore County (5.42%), and Prince George’s County (6.05%). Montgomery County’s positivity rate has dropped to a record low of 2.52%—down more than 92% since its peak on April 20. The positivity rate is above 5% in six jurisdictions.

State Health Officials Monitoring Rising Positivity Rate in Worcester County. State health officials are currently monitoring the situation in Worcester County, where the positivity rate has risen by 86% since August 1, to 6.43%.

There are 555 total current COVID-19 hospitalizations—an increase of 8 over the past 24 hours. There are 134 ICU beds in use—a decrease of 3.

Over 1.3 Million COVID-19 Tests, 16.3% of Population Tested.

50.7% of today’s new cases are Marylanders under the age of 40. The positivity rate among Marylanders under 35 (5.66%) is 74.15% higher than the positivity rate for Marylanders age 35 and older (3.26%).

Monday - August 3, 2020

Statewide 7-day Positivity Rate Drops to 4.36%, Second Lowest On Record. The state’s positivity rate has been under 5% since June 25.

The daily positivity rate dropped to 4.13%.

The positivity rate is above 5% in five of the state’s 24 jurisdictions: Baltimore County (5.52%), Baltimore City (6.00%), Charles (5.35%), Prince George’s County (6.11%), and Talbot County (5.03%).

There are 548 total current COVID-19 hospitalizations—a decrease of 5 in 24 hours—with 135 ICU beds in use.

Nearly 1.3 Million COVID-19 Tests, 15.9% of Population Tested.

59.7% of today’s new cases are Marylanders under the age of 40.

The positivity rate among Marylanders under 35 (6.04%) is 71.1% higher than the positivity rate for Marylanders age 35 and older (3.53%).

Friday - July 29, 2020

761 news positive cases in the last 24 hours

  • 325 of those come in the 20-39 age range
    • 189 new cases in 20-29
    • 136 new cases in 30-39
  • Deaths are still happening in the older age range—no changes in deaths for people 0-59
  • Baltimore County is seeing the largest number of cases in our DMA
    • 171 new positives overnight
    • 4 new deaths recorded in the last 24 hours
      • 8 deaths recorded since Monday
      • 64 deaths recorded since July 1st
    • 278 of those deaths come from “Congregate Care Facilities” in the county
      • 3 confirmed staff deaths
      • 275 confirmed resident deaths
      • 1212 of the positive cases in the county have come from Congregate care—the highest number of resident cases in the state
        • Congregate care is your nursing homes, assisted living and group homes

Tuesday - July 28, 2020

Positivity rate: 4.54% (-.07 in last 24 hrs)
Hospitalizations: 544/150 ICU (+8 in last 24 hrs)
New confirmed deaths in last 24 hrs: 12

Sunday - July 26, 2020
Statewide Positivity Rate Drops to 4.47%, Daily Positivity Rate Drops to 3.77%. The state’s seven-day average positivity rate has dropped to 4.47%, and has been below 5% since June 25. The daily positivity rate fell for the third consecutive day, to 3.77%.

Nearly 1.1 Million COVID-19 Tests, 13.9% of Population Tested. In total, Maryland has now conducted 1,097,361 COVID-19 tests, including 22,045 tests over the last 24 hours. 838,572 Marylanders have now been tested for COVID-19—representing 13.9% of the state’s population. Maryland’s 7-day testing average has increased by more than 220 percent over the last month.

Total Current Hospitalizations Are 540. There are 540 total current COVID-19 hospitalizations—a decrease of five—with 153 ICU beds in use. State officials are continuing to closely monitor the recent uptick in hospitalizations.

Nearly 60% of New Cases are Marylander Under 40. 59.3% of today’s new cases are Marylanders under the age of 40. The positivity rate among Marylanders under 35 (6.61%) is now 91.6% higher than the positivity rate for Marylanders age 35 and older (3.45%).

Friday - July 24, 2020

Seven-Day Positivity Rate Is 4.69%, Daily Positivity Drops to 4.33%

22 Jurisdictions Have Reached 10% Testing Goal, More Than 210 Testing Sites Available Statewide

Total Current Hospitalizations Are 533, With 143 ICU Beds In Use

Maryland Has Conducted Over One Million Tests, Including 24,220 Over Last 24 Hours

State Officials Continue to Offer Unlimited Tests to Local Jurisdictions

More than 60% of New Cases Are Marylanders Under 40

Thursday - July 23, 2020

664 new cases overnight

  • 338 of those cases come from people 20-39 years old
    • 20-29 212 new positive cases recorded overnight
    • 30-39: 126 new positive cases recorded overnight
  • Currently hospitalized number is at 528- that is the highest number for July, so far.
    • Most of those people are in acute care—those numbers continue to rise- today we are at 395
      • ICU Beds are at 133

Wednesday - July 22, 2020

Maryland surpasses 1 million tests -702,661 were negative.

There are 80,172 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland including 3,276 deaths. The statewide positivity rate is now 4.49%.

Hospitalizations tick up to 505, ICUs remain flat. There were 4 new confirmed deaths in the last 24 hours.

Age groups:

  • Increases in all age groups but the largest increase remains with 20-29 year olds and 130 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours
  • No additional recorded deaths for those 39 and younger

Positive Cases

  • As expected Baltimore County passed 10,000 positive cases, but really blew right past it recording 159 positive cases in the last 24 hours
  • Baltimore County has the largest overnight increase of all Maryland counties (including PG and Montgomery)
    • 2 Additional deaths recorded in Baltimore County but their probable list went from 14 to 20 with today’s numbers
  • While positive cases continue to rise most counties are flat with death rates.
  • Garrett County remains the only county without a death

Monday - July 20, 2020

There are 78,685 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland including 3,252 deaths.
Out of 958,608 tests -- 670,594 were negative.
The statewide positivity rate is now 4.50%.
5,344 patients have been released from isolation.

Friday - July 17, 2020

Statewide seven-day positivity rate dropped to 4.43% (84% drop from April 17 peak) with the daily positivity rate down 3.43%.

708,216 Marylanders have now been tested for COVID-19—representing 11.7% of the state’s population.

Total Current Hospitalizations Are 434 (128 ICU)

16 of 24 Jurisdictions Have Met 10% Testing Goal.

The positivity rate among Marylanders under 35 (6.45%) is 85.3% higher than the positivity rate for 35 and older (3.48%).

Overnight there were 707 new positive cases

  • 100 of those cases are people 19 and under
  • 438 of the total cases overnight come from people in the 20-49 year old range
    • 20-29= 206 (Since July 14th 588 new positive cases in this age group but no new deaths)
    • 30-39= 126
    • 40-49= 106

Thursday - July 16, 2020

Currently there are 75,664 confirmed cases including 3,215 deaths.

That's a 24-hour increase of 648.

Out of 872,832 tests -- 616,865 were negative leaving the statewide positivity rate at 4.61%.

Currently hospitalized: 436 (Acute care: 299 - Intensive care: 137)

Wednesday - July 15, 2020

Currently there are 75,016 confirmed cases including 3,209 deaths.

That's a 24-hour increase of 756.

Out of 855,941 tests -- 605,072 were negative leaving the state with a positivity rate of 4.49%.

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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