Maryland added more than 3,100 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
The state’s 7-day positivity rate is 9.44%. The rate has been above 9% for four days and above 8% for nine days.
Key points for today
• Talbot County COVID-19 cases increased by 25 to 1,421, according to the county health department.
• The county’s 7-day average positivity rate is 10.17%.
• The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland is now at 292,904, an increase of 3,146 in the last 24 hours.
• In the last 24 hours, 47 people died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 5,960.
The Spy obtains information for this chart between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Statewide data is updated about 10 a.m. each day; counties may update data throughout the day until 5 p.m. Johns Hopkins updates its data throughout the day.
* Maryland and Cecil County report the total released from isolation.
** For Kent County deaths, The Spy reports its own tally based on the number of state-reported deaths within Kent County facilities and the number of non-facility deaths. For Queen Anne’s County deaths, The Spy reports the total deaths listed on the county’s website. There are discrepancies among state and county statistics concerning total deaths and facility deaths.
• The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients increased by 91 over the last 24 hours.
• There currently are 1,862 people hospitalized — 1,418 in acute care and 444 in intensive care.
• Of the 38,660 test results received yesterday, 10.49% tested positive; the 7-day average positivity rate was 9.44%.
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• A total of 5,932,780 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Maryland; this number does not represent the total number of patients tested as some patients have been tested multiple times. The state reports 2,586,246 people have tested negative.
• Of the state’s 292,904 cases, 27,711 patients have ever been hospitalized for treatment; 9,391 have been released from isolation.
The graph below shows the average positivity rate for the five Mid-Shore counties.