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Maryland confirms lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since July

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.

Maryland confirmed 414 more coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the lowest number of cases reported in one day since new cases reached 272 on July 6, according to data released by the state today.

At least 101,649 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 1,074,119 have tested negative as of Wednesday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

The state’s coronavirus caseload increased by 0.4 percent.

The 14-day average for new cases in Maryland has been trending downward since early August, according to The Baltimore Sun‘s data tracker.

After the average peaked at 1,031 cases per day on May 19, it declined for the next month and a half until reaching 354 on July 1.

The average then climbed again for the next month until reaching 890 on Aug. 3, and has since fallen to a 14-day average of 659 cases today.

Maryland has completed 1,675,530 coronavirus tests to date, with 13,829 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

An average of 3.22 percent of tests over the last seven days came back positive for COVID-19.

The seven-day average rate of positive tests is 3.88 percent for Marylanders younger than 35 and 2.83 percent for Marylanders older than 35.

Maryland has hospitalized a total of 13,744 people due to coronavirus to date.

Of the 475 Marylanders who are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 368 are in acute care and 107 are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients climbed by 17 while the number of intensive care patients rose by five, marking a net increase of 22 more residents hospitalized with COVID-19 compared to Tuesday.

A total of 3,522 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 11 additional deaths reported since Tuesday. There are also 139 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 24,949 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 19,180 in Montgomery County; 14,180 in Baltimore County; 13,643 in Baltimore City; 7,782 in Anne Arundel County; 4,125 in Howard County; 3,267 in Frederick County; 2,213 in Charles County; 2,202 in Harford County; 1,623 in Carroll County; 1,415 in Wicomico County; 1,160 in Washington County; 1,064 in St. Mary’s County; 748 in Calvert County; 739 in Cecil County; 737 in Worcester County; 495 in Queen Anne’s County; 471 in Caroline County; 425 in Talbot County; 408 in Dorchester County; 354 in Allegany County; 251 in Kent County; 159 in Somerset County; and 59 in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 3,610 have been people age 9 or younger; 6,902 have been people ages 10-19; 18,057 have been people ages 20-29; 19,042 have been people ages 30-39; 16,927 have been people ages 40-49; 15,064 have been people ages 50-59; 10,326 have been people ages 60-69; 6,324 have been people ages 70-79; and 5,397 have been people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 53,666 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 47,983 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 32,440 have been Black, 24,859 have been Hispanic, 22,581 have been white, 1,863 have been Asian, 4,433 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 15,473.

Nationwide, there have been at least 5,486,232 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 171,877 deaths and 1,898,159 recoveries. More than 68.7 million people in the U.S. have been tested for COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

Associate Editor at Baltimore Fishbowl

Marcus Dieterle is the associate editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He has returned to Baltimore after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Maryland. Before that, he served as the editor-in-chief of The Towerlight. Marcus graduated from Towson University in 2018 with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science. He can be reached at [email protected] Latest posts by Marcus Dieterle (see all)


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