This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.
Maryland reported an additional 1,169 coronavirus cases on Friday, the third time this month the state has recorded a single-day total above 1,000 cases, according to data that the state released today.
Health officials reported 1,291 new cases on July 25 and 1,130 new cases on July 27.
The number of new cases reported has increased for three straight days. After reporting 648 new cases on Tuesday, the state reported 761 cases on Wednesday, 892 on Thursday, and 1,169 today.
The 14-day average number of new cases has reached 855, the highest number since 856 on June 6, and the metric has been rising since the beginning of July, according to The Baltimore Sun‘s data tracker.
Maryland also reported 28,632 more coronavirus test results in the past 24 hours, the third highest number of tests reported in one day. That brings the state’s total number of completed tests to 1,214,764.
Over the past seven days, an average of 4.54 percent of tests came back positive for COVID-19 in Maryland.
At least 88,346 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 822,845 have tested negative as of Friday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Maryland has hospitalized 12,593 people for COVID-19, including 590 who are currently hospitalized.
Of those patients who are currently hospitalized due to coronavirus, 462 are in acute care and 128 are in intensive care.
The number of COVID-19 patients in acute care grew by 16 and the number of intensive care coronavirus patients declined by 11, for a net increase of five more people hospitalized with the virus.
Five more died from COVID-19, health officials reported, bringing the total number of fatal cases to 3,362. There are also 131 deaths suspected to be related to the virus.
As of 10 a.m. Friday, there have been 22,416 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 17,568 in Montgomery County; 11,818 in Baltimore County; 11,192 in Baltimore City; 6,770 in Anne Arundel County; 3,530 in Howard County; 2,986 in Frederick County; 1,832 in Charles County; 1,750 in Harford County; 1,449 in Carroll County; 1,279 in Wicomico County; 952 in Washington County; 896 in St. Mary’s County; 622 in Cecil County; 588 in Calvert County; 550 in Worcester County; 423 in Caroline County; 383 in Queen Anne’s County; 340 in Dorchester County; 340 in Talbot County; 266 Allegany County; 232 in Kent County; 119 in Somerset County; and 45 in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.
Maryland has confirmed 2,943 cases in people age 9 or younger; 5,434 in people ages 10-19; 15,184 in people ages 20-29; 16,662 in people ages 30-39; 14,935 in people ages 40-49; 13,243 in people ages 50-59; 9,187 in people ages 60-69; 5,700 in people ages 70-79; and 5,058 in people age 80 or older.
Maryland has identified 46,409 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 41,937 as male.
Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 27,055 have been Black, 21,593 have been Hispanic, 19,364 have been white, 1,657 have been Asian, 4,041 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 14,636.
Nationwide, there have been at least 4,496,737 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 152,082 deaths and 1,414,155 recoveries. More than 54.6 million people in the U.S. have been tested for COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Friday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.
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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)