MARYLAND — In the past two days, Maryland has seen an increase of nearly 800 confirmed coronavirus cases. As of Tuesday, there are 67,559 confirmed cases of the virus in Maryland, according to state health officials.
In addition to handwashing and physical distancing, experts say a key to stopping the spread of the virus is testing.
More than 652,000 people have been tested statewide, the Maryland Department of Health reported Tuesday.
"Maryland has now tested 8.9% of our population, and our statewide positivity rate has reached a new low of 4.81%," Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday.
See an interactive map of COVID-19 testing sites in Maryland.
The number of people hospitalized in Maryland with the virus increased for the second day in a row, but only by a total of six. Cumulatively, coronavirus-related hospitalizations have steadily decreased this month.
On June 1, there were 1,174 hospitalizations due to the virus; on June 30, there are 452 Marylanders hospitalized with the coronavirus, according to state health officials.
"Current total hospitalizations remain stable, but we must remain vigilant," Hogan reported Tuesday.
Coronavirus in Maryland: A Snapshot
Here is a look at Maryland's coronavirus numbers as of 30:
Maryland Coronavirus Cases By Jurisdiction
Maryland Coronavirus Cases By Age And Gender
Maryland Coronavirus Cases By Race And Ethnicity
Coronavirus In Group Living Facilities
Every Wednesday, the Maryland Department of Health reports the latest data from congregate living facilities. Here is the information as of Wednesday, June 24:
This is an increase of 294 confirmed cases of the virus in nursing homes, group homes and assisted living facilities week to week. State and local facilities saw an increase of 130 cases since last week.
There have been 50 additional deaths in nursing homes, group homes and assisted living facilities since last week, the data shows.
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