Maryland added more than 1,700 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours and 29 additional deaths.
The state’s 7-day positivity rate is 8.22%, an increase of 0.1 percentage points. The rate has been above 8% for 21 days.
Key points for today
• Kent County COVID-19 cases increased by 6 to 943, according to the county health department.
• The county’s 7-day average positivity rate is 8.27%.
• The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland is now at 328,214, an increase of 1,769 in the last 24 hours.
• In the last 24 hours, 29 people died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 6,423.
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 increased by 27 over the last 24 hours.
• There currently are 1,850 people hospitalized — 1,429 in acute care and 421 in intensive care.
• Of the 25,735 test results received yesterday, 8.78% were positive.
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Md. Hospital Capacity and Beds in Use
• A total of 6,480,786 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 2,724,491 people have tested negative.
• Of the state’s 328,214 cases, 29,842 patients have ever been hospitalized for treatment; 9,455 have been released from isolation.