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 on Friday reported the same number of residents hospitalized due to coronavirus as on Thursday.
There are currently 412 Marylanders hospitalized with COVID-19, including 306 in acute care and 106 in intensive care.
The number of acute care patients rose by one while the number of intensive care patients declined by one.
The state has hospitalized a total of 14,184 people for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Maryland reported an additional 13 coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 3,593. There are also 143 people whose deaths are suspected to be related to COVID-19.
A total of 106,664 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,184,606 have tested negative as of Friday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.
Maryland’s coronavirus caseload rose by 601, an increase of about 0.6 percent.
The state has completed 1,868,927 coronavirus tests to date, with 27,502 test results reported in the past 24 hours.
On average, 3.32 percent of Maryland’s coronavirus tests over the last seven days came back positive.
The seven-day average rate of positive tests is 3.78 percent for Marylanders younger than 35 and 3.01 percent for Marylanders older than 35.
As of 10 a.m. Friday, there have been 25,963 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 19,806 in Montgomery County; 15,149 in Baltimore County; 14,312 in Baltimore City; 8,190 in Anne Arundel County; 4,325 in Howard County; 3,430 in Frederick County; 2,408 in Harford County; 2,346 in Charles County; 1,669 in Carroll County; 1,522 in Wicomico County; 1,273 in Washington County; 1,096 in St. Mary’s County; 793 in Worcester County; 779 in Calvert County; 769 in Cecil County; 533 in Queen Anne’s County; 489 in Caroline County; 463 in Talbot County; 443 in Dorchester County; 392 Allegany County; 260 in Kent County; 191 in Somerset County; and 63 in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.
Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for coronavirus, 3,878 have been people age 9 or younger; 7,534 have been people ages 10-19; 19,164 have been people ages 20-29; 19,908 have been people ages 30-39; 17,680 have been people ages 40-49; 15,781 have been people ages 50-59; 10,719 have been people ages 60-69; 6,516 have been people ages 70-79; and 5,484 have been people age 80 or older.
Maryland has identified 56,368 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 50,296 as male.
Of the state’s confirmed COVID-19 cases, 34,105 have been Black, 25,669 have been Hispanic, 24,102 have been white, 1,981 have been Asian, 4,678 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 16,129.
Nationwide, there have been at least 5,889,652 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 181,186 deaths and 2,101,326 recoveries. More than 75.3 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)