Maryland added nearly 2,400 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours and 57 deaths.
The state’s 7-day positivity rate is 7.5%, a decrease of 0.16 percentage points.
Key points for today
• Kent County COVID-19 cases increased by 18 to 982, according to the county health department.
• The county’s 7-day average positivity rate is 7.48%.
• The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland is now at 336,915, an increase of 2,396 in the last 24 hours.
• In the last 24 hours, 57 people died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 6,617.
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 44 over the last 24 hours.
• There currently are 1,768 people hospitalized — 1,388 in acute care and 424 in intensive care.
• Of the 51,990 test results received yesterday, 5.72% were positive.
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Md. Hospital Capacity and Beds in Use
• A total of 6,630,564 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 2,760,718 people have tested negative.
• Of the state’s 336,915 cases, 30,697 patients have ever been hospitalized for treatment; 9,469 have been released from isolation.