Maryland added nearly 3,000 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
The state’s 7-day positivity rate is 9.31%. The rate has been above 9% for five days and above 8% for 10 days.
Key points for today
• Talbot County COVID-19 cases increased by 43 to 1,464, according to the county health department.
• The county’s 7-day average positivity rate is 9.66%.
• The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland is now at 295,874, an increase of 2,970 in the last 24 hours.
• In the last 24 hours, 44 people died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 6,004.
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 decreased by 28 over the last 24 hours.
• There currently are 1,834 people hospitalized — 1,407 in acute care and 427 in intensive care.
• Of the 39,644 test results received yesterday, 8.91% tested positive; the 7-day average positivity rate was 9.31%.
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The graph below shows the number of COVID-19 and other patients hospitalized each day. The red line marks 85% percent of staffed beds statewide; Maryland hospitals have been near or above 85% capacity for several weeks.
• A total of 5,972,432 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 2,595,614 people have tested negative.
• Of the state’s 295,874 cases, 27,900 patients have ever been hospitalized for treatment; 9,404 have been released from isolation.
The graph below shows the average positivity rate for the five Mid-Shore counties.