As Coronavirus Cases In MD Climb, Positivity Rate Dips

Elizabeth Janney

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 Tuesday, June 30:

Courtesy of Maryland Department of Health.
Courtesy of Maryland Department of Health.
Courtesy of Maryland Department of Health.
Hospitalizations And Deaths
Table by Patch. Source: Maryland Department of Health.

Maryland Coronavirus Cases By Jurisdiction

Maryland Coronavirus Cases By Age And Gender

Courtesy of Maryland Department of Health.

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:

Courtesy of Maryland Department of Health.

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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This article originally appeared on the Baltimore Patch