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’s coronavirus-related hospitalizations decreased by 20 patients on Thursday after increasing by nearly as much on Wednesday, state data show.
There are currently 412 Marylanders hospitalized due to COVID-19, including 305 people in acute care and 107 in intensive care.
The number of acute care patients declined by 21 while the number of intensive care patients rose by one, marking a net decrease of 20 fewer people hospitalized with coronavirus compared to Wednesday.
Maryland has hospitalized a total of 14,141 people with COVID-19 to date.
At least 106,063 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 1,169,019 have tested negative as of Thursday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.
The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 577, an increase of 0.5 percent.
Maryland has completed 1,841,425 coronavirus tests to date, with 21,475 test results reported in the past 24 hours.
An average of 3.3 percent of Maryland’s coronavirus tests over the last seven days have come back positive.
The seven-day average rate of positive tests yesterday was 3.79 percent for Marylanders younger than 35 and 2.97 percent for Marylanders older than 35.
A total of 3,580 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with six additional deaths reported since Wednesday. There are also 142 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.
As of 10 a.m. Thursday, there have been 25,705 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 19,646 in Montgomery County; 14,912 in Baltimore County; 14,172 in Baltimore City; 8,091 in Anne Arundel County; 4,282 in Howard County; 3,404 in Frederick County; 2,357 in Harford County; 2,319 in Charles County; 1,660 in Carroll County; 1,488 in Wicomico County; 1,258 in Washington County; 1,089 in St. Mary’s County; 785 in Worcester County; 768 in Calvert County; 766 in Cecil County; 524 in Queen Anne’s County; 481 in Caroline County; 459 in Talbot County; 430 in Dorchester County; 388 Allegany County; 256 in Kent County; 183 in Somerset County; and 63 in Garrett County, according to the dashboard.
Maryland has confirmed 3,859 cases in people age 9 or younger; 7,445 in people ages 10-19; 19,033 in people ages 20-29; 19,806 in people ages 30-39; 17,586 in people ages 40-49; 15,691 in people ages 50-59; 10,668 in people ages 60-69; 6,498 in people ages 70-79; and 5,477 in people age 80 or older.
The state has identified 56,043 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 50,020 as male.
Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 33,923 have been Black, 25,593 have been Hispanic, 23,909 have been white, 1,963 have been Asian, 4,650 have been another race, and data is not available for the remaining 16,025.
Nationwide, there have been at least 5,824,189 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 179,756 deaths and 2,084,465 recoveries. More than 74.5 million people in the U.S. have been tested for COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Thursday, 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)