ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The number of Marylanders hospitalized with the coronavirus declined again Saturday, as the total number of confirmed cases topped 52,000, data released Saturday showed.

The latest data put the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases at 52,015, up 1,279 in the past 24 hours, and the number of current hospitalizations at 1,239, down from 1,296 on Friday. Just under 750 patients in the hospital are in acute care, while 492 are in intensive care.

In total, 2,390 Marylanders have died due to the virus.

More than 328,000 Marylanders have been tested for the virus; 233,530 have tested negative.

Gov. Larry Hogan’s communications director Mike Ricci tweeted the state’s rate of positive tests compared to the total has dropped to 11.6 percent, the lowest since March 29.

The number of hospitalizations dropped to the lowest level since April 17, he added.

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On Friday, the number of coronavirus cases in the state topped 50,000; half of the total cases were in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. As of Saturday, Prince George’s County had 15,022 confirmed cases while Montgomery County landed at 11,251.

Ricci added that the state conducted 1,686 COVID-19 tests Friday at the Six Flags America site in Prince George’s County. That is a record high for the state’s community-based sites.

Baltimore County is nearing 6,000 total cases, with its count standing at 5,955 as of Saturday. Baltimore City has reported 5,564 cases.

 

Here’s a breakdown of cases by county (probable deaths are listed with an asterisk):

County Cases Deaths
Allegany 177 (16)
Anne Arundel 3,743 (163) 9*
Baltimore City 5,564 (246) 8*
Baltimore County 5,955 (325) 15*
Calvert 334 (17) 1*
Caroline 253
Carroll 880 (89) 1*
Cecil 366 (22)
Charles 1,085 (71) 1*
Dorchester 141 (3)
Frederick 1,890 (98) 7*
Garrett 10
Harford 861 (46) 3*
Howard 1,905 (54) 4*
Kent 170 (19)
Montgomery 11,251 (565) 40*
Prince George’s 15,022 (515) 24*
Queen Anne’s 159 (12)
St. Mary’s 471 (20)
Somerset 73 (2)
Talbot 96 (2)
Washington 456 (13)
Wicomico 943 (30)
Worcester 210 (12) 1*
Data not available (50) 5*

Here’s a breakdown of cases by age and gender (probable deaths are listed with an asterisk):

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 1,253
10-19 2,264 (1)
20-29 7,187 (12) 1*
30-39 9,671 (30) 4*
40-49 9,403 (68) 3*
50-59 8,484 (165) 9*
60-69 6,116 (381) 11*
70-79 3,932 (590) 17*
80+ 3,705 (1,093) 69*
Data not available (50) 5*
Female 27,091 (1,176) 65*
Male 24,924 (1,214) 54*

Here’s a breakdown of cases by race and ethnicity (probable deaths are listed with an asterisk):

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 14,911 (986) 40*
Asian (NH) 977 (92) 6*
White (NH) 10,054 (1,003) 59*
Hispanic 12,978 (222) 7*
Other (NH) 2,530 (30)
Data not available 10,565 (57) 7*

For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.

Stetson Miller

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