Maryland added more than 2,900 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours and 44 additional deaths.
The state’s 7-day positivity rate is 8.43%, a decrease of 0.1 percentage points. The rate has been above 8% for 17 days.
Key points for today
• Kent County COVID-19 cases increased by 6 to 892, according to the county health department.
• The county’s 7-day average positivity rate is 7.75%.
• The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland is now at 317,815, an increase of 2,948 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 6,277.
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.
* 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 86 over the last 24 hours.
• There currently are 1,843 people hospitalized — 1,418 in acute care and 425 in intensive care.
• Of the 43,826 test results received yesterday, 8.24% were positive.
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Md. Hospital Capacity and Beds in Use
• A total of 6,298,178 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 2,679,345 people have tested negative.
• Of the state’s 317,815 cases, 29,123 patients have ever been hospitalized for treatment; 9,443 have been released from isolation.