BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Coronavirus didn’t uproot Marylanders’ lives until March, but it was present in the state at the beginning of 2020, officials now say.

Read below for a comprehensive timeline of where we are and how we got here:

January 27: First Marylander tested. 

After a few false alarms, including a passenger with flu-like symptoms who was escorted off a plane at BWI just days before, the first person in Maryland meets the CDC’s criteria for testing the coronavirus.

January 28: Some study abroad programs suspended in areas that are high-risk for the coronavirus

The University of Maryland, College Park suspends education abroad program in China for the spring semester, and so does American University.

January 30: The first person to meet testing criteria tests negative for the virus. 

February 2: Maryland doctors say biggest threat to state is still the common flu. 

February 9: A second Marylander tests negative. 

February 28: A third person is tested in the state. 

Gov. Hogan announces the state is getting ready for a possible spread, and will set aside $10 million for preparedness actions. 

March 3: A total of 21 people tested in Maryland

March 5: First three Marylanders test positive for COVID-19. 

The first three people in the state test positive for the coronavirus. All Montgomery County residents- a married couple in their 70s and a woman in her 50s- who all contracted the virus while traveling abroad.

Gov. Hogan put Maryland under a state of emergency that same day, and submitted emergency legislation to allow the state to use the “rainy day fund” of up to $50 million from the Revenue Stabilization Account for response efforts.

At this point, there are no official cases in Baltimore.

March 8: Two more Marylanders test positive. 

Total cases are up to five at this point. The two new cases include a Harford County woman in her 80s who contracted the virus overseas and a Montgomery County man in his 60s who also traveled overseas. Both were hospitalized. 

At this point, 67 people had been tested in Maryland. 

March 9: A sixth person tests positive. 

A woman in her 50s tests positive after she traveled outside the state. 

73 people have tested negative at this point in Maryland. 78 tested total. 

March 10: Nine cases in Maryland. 

Gov. Hogan asks older residents and those with underlying health conditions to avoid large crowds and traveling, after three more cases are confirmed. 

A couple in Prince George’s County test positive, and a woman in her 60s from Montgomery County test positive. 

Nursing homes are asked to restrict access to visitors, and set up online communications and phone calls available to residents. 

103 people tested so far. 

March 11: 12 cases in Maryland.

The first case where a person is in their 20s, a man who had recently traveled to Spain. He was not hospitalized. 

Another patient included a Baltimore County resident in his 60s who went to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington, D.C. 

March 12: First “community transmission” case

The state announces the first “community transmission” case is a Prince George’s County resident in his 60s, and was the first person to get the coronavirus with no known exposure to it through travel or an infected person.

Three of the patients who tested positive are now “fully recovered,”

Maryland public schools close for two weeks starting March 16 to March 27, to disinfect the school buildings. The Archdiocese of Baltimore follows this move and closes all archdiocesan schools during that same period. 

Gov. Hogan closes state buildings to the public and activated the Maryland National Guard. He also closes the cruise ship terminal at the Port of Baltimore. 

Hospitals begin setting up triage tents around Maryland and set up more restrictive visitor policies. Visits to state prisons are halted. 

March 13: 19 positive cases

March 14: Baltimore reports first case, total cases jump to 26. 

The patient is a man in his 60s, and the number of total cases in Maryland jumps to 26, no child cases reported so far. 

Johns Hopkins Hospital develops coronavirus test, rolls it out to five Baltimore-area hospitals to alleviate the shortages of available tests. 

March 15: 31 cases reported, General Assembly to adjourn early. 

Five more people contract the virus, a total of 31 cases in eight counties across the state. 

Howard County announces its first case, a woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions living at Lorien Elkridge, a nursing home facility. 

The Maryland General Assembly says it will adjourn on March 18 in response to the virus. 

Gov. Hogan issued an emergency order to close all Maryland casinos, racetracks and simulcast betting facilities to the general public. 

March 16: 43 cases, Gov. Hogan orders all bars, restaurants, other recreational businesses to close.

After many people did not follow the encouraged social distancing measures over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the governor ordered all bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms close.

He also prohibits events and gatherings of over 50 people, and mandates telework for state employees. 

2,000 National Guard troops called to help respond to the pandemic. 

The governor also called on utility companies, prohibiting electric, gas, water, sewer, phone, cable TV and Internet service providers from shutting off any residential customers or charging late fees. 

March 17: 60 cases, governor announces public transportation limitations, postpones primary. 

Sixty-eight percent of the cases are from community spread and between the ages of 18 and 64 years old. 

Gov. Hogan pushes Maryland’s presidential primary from April 28 to June 2. Early voting is now May 21 to May 28. 

The special election to fill late Congressman Elijah Cummings’ seat is limited to mail-in ballots only. 

BWI Airport discourages anyone not flying to enter the terminal unless they are working there or are a traveling passenger. 

MARC train service is reduced by 50 percent and all local bus, LightRail and commuter bus services are reduced to prioritize medical trips. 

MVA reduces its hours and suspends all non-commercial driver’s license tests. 

Gov. Hogan calls on the federal administration to extend the REAL ID compliance deadline. 

All emissions testing sites will cease operations on inspections and instead be repurposed into drive-thru coronavirus testing sites.

March 18: A first person in the state dies of the coronavirus, 85 cases reported.

The victim was a Prince George’s County man in his 60’s who suffered from an underlying medical condition.

Baltimore City reports its fifth positive case of the coronavirus, the city health commissioner says these cases are by community transmission. Mayor Jack Young issues a state of emergency to speed up the response efforts and restricts parking restrictions to help residents work from home.

Gov. Hogan also announced another round of sweeping measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Maryland, including travel restrictions, online instruction at universities, more hospital beds and a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people in all locations.

March 19: A five-year-old girl is the first child to contract the virus, more than 107 cases

The child was a student at Elkridge Elementary School, but she didn’t get the virus at the school so no staff or students were exposed. 

Howard County declares a state of emergency and shuts down public access to county buildings, movie theaters and malls. 

March 20: Second person dies of the coronavirus, 149 cases in Maryland.

The second death in the state from the virus was a Baltimore County man in his 60’s who suffered from underlying medical conditions, according to Gov. Hogan. It’s not clear how he got the virus. 

Two more children have contracted the virus, a teenager and an infant. 

March 21: Third person dies of the coronavirus, 190 cases. 

The third death was a Montgomery County woman in her 40s who suffered from an underlying medical condition. 

Notre Dame of Maryland University announces cancellation of all the University’s athletic season. 

March 22: Cases jump to 244 in Maryland, Cecil County gets first case

Cecil County reports its first case, a woman in her 20s who had not traveled out of the country recently or been in contact with anyone who had done so. 

Towson University students move out of dorms. 

The University of Maryland College Park Sunday confirmed a fourth COVID-19 case involving its campus community, a staff member with the university’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. Officials said they have notified everyone who came in contact with the staff member, who was only on campus on March 12.

March 23: A fourth person dies of the virus, Gov. Hogan orders all non-essential businesses to close, 288 cases

The fourth victim is a Prince George’s County man in his 60s who suffered from underlying medical conditions. 

Gov. Larry Hogan issues an executive order closing all non-essential businesses as of 5 p.m. Monday but didn’t go as far as issuing a “stay-at-home” order or “lockdown”

Penalties for breaking the order include up to a year in prison and a $5,000 fine.

He also signs an executive order to combat price-gouging as people continue to stock up and hoard supplies including food, toilet paper, and cleaning supplies. 

March 24: Cases up to 349 in the state. 

March 25: 423 cases, Maryland extends public school closures

Maryland State Schools Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon extends school closures until April 24, but doesn’t give a decision on closing for the rest of the academic year. 

Baltimore City officials report 53 coronavirus cases in the city. 

There are five pediatric cases in the state. 

March 26: 580 cases, more than 42,000 unemployment insurance claims in state filed in one week

As businesses and companies are forced to close due to Gov. Hogan’s executive orders, over 42,000 unemployment insurance claims were filed in one week, up almost 1,000 percent from the week before. 

Maryland receives a Major Disaster Declaration from the federal administration. The state is now eligible for reimbursement for the Emergency Protective Measures taken by state and local agencies and certain groups.

March 27: 774 cases, all child care providers in Maryland with some exceptions close

The only providers allowed to remain open are those serving essential personnel, and those must have a waiver. The programs available will be at no cost to parents. 

A Maryland National Guard soldier tests positive for COVID-19, 20 additional soldiers from the same unit were quarantined. 

March 28: Maryland tops 1,000 cases, 10 deaths. 66 nursing home residents test positive

State officials announce an outbreak of COVID-19 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Carroll County, where 66 residents tested positive. 

FEMA delivers 250 beds for the Baltimore Convention Center, which will serve as a field hospital as cases continue to grow in the state. 

March 29: 1,239 cases, 15 deaths: including nursing home resident

Officials announce one of the residents who tested positive for COVID-19 in the outbreak at the Pleasant View Nursing Home had died, a resident in his 90s with underlying medical conditions. 

Gov. Hogan said in a news appearance he sees the Maryland, DC and Virginia area looking very similar to New York City by Easter. 

March 30: Gov. Hogan issues “stay-at-home” order, 1,413 cases

As cases jumped to 1,400- including a one-month-old baby, the governor issued a “stay-at-home” order which became effective at 8 p.m. on March 30. 

“No Maryland resident should be leaving their home unless it’s for an essential job or an essential reason such as obtaining food or medicine, seeking urgent medical attention or for other necessary purposes,” Hogan said.

A second resident at the Pleasant View Nursing Home dies from complications of COVID-19, a man over the age of 80 with underlying health conditions. 

An employee at the Amazon fulfillment center in Sparrows Point tests positive for COVID-19. 

March 31: 1,660 cases, 24 deaths: 3 more Pleasant View residents die

Three more residents of the Carroll County nursing home died from the coronavirus and the total is at this point 77 residents with a number of staff feeling symptoms. 

There had been at least 24 deaths reported in the state from the coronavirus. The three latest as of Tuesday morning were a Carroll County man in his 80s with underlying health conditions, a Howard County man in his 80s with underlying health conditions and a Prince George’s County resident in his 40s, who had no underlying conditions.

Baltimore Mayor Jack Young announced the third death in the city due to the coronavirus, and Frederick County reported its first death, a woman in her 90s with underlying medical conditions.

April 1: Nearly 2,000 cases, 31 deaths: Gov. Hogan announces response pay plan

As the state creeps toward 2,000 cases, the governor laid out a plan where certain employees will receive a COVID-19 Response Pay differential of $3.13 for each hour actually worked, or approximately $250 a pay period. 

April 2: Maryland tops 2,000 cases, 36 people have died. 

The state hit 2,331 cases that morning. 

18 staff members at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy test positive for the coronavirus.

Nearly 85,000 Marylanders filed for unemployment in the last week. 13,000 of those claims were in Baltimore County. 

April 3: 2,758 cases, 42 deaths reported: Now at least 60 nursing homes, long term facilities have outbreaks

Gov. Hogan warns that the state now has “widespread community transmission,” and is a threat to everyone. He adds five infants have been infected total. 

He also predicts that the Baltimore-DC area will be the next hot spot for cases in the U.S.

He also told Marylanders that there were now cases at 60 Maryland nursing homes and long term facilities, the worst outbreak at the home in Carroll County- where at this point six residents have died from the virus. 

Health officials are now recommending that people wear cloth masks if they have to leave the house. 

April 4: 3,125 cases, 57 deaths reported: UMD professor dies from virus

Three more people die at the Pleasant View Nursing Home, bringing the total to nine deaths out of the facility. 

Five residents test positive at a Bowie nursing home and rehabilitation facilty. 

A University of Maryland professor dies from the coronavirus.

April 5: 3,609 cases, 67 deaths reported: 10th resident dies at Carrol County nursing home

A tenth resident at the Pleasant View Nursing Home dies from the coronavirus, and at this point 77 residents and 27 staff members had tested positive. 

Eight Baltimore Police Department employees, including two civilian employees and six officers test positive. 219 are self-quarantined. 

Gov. Hogan announces more protections for nursing homes and long-term care facilities, including requiring PPE and separate observations and isolation areas for residents, as well as expedited testing through the Maryland State Public Health Laboratory.

April 6: 4,045 cases, 91 deaths reported: 12 cases at Frederick nursing home

Twelve cases and two deaths are tied to an assisted living facility in Frederick, five residents and seven staff members at the HeartFields Assisted Living. One death was a resident and the other was an employee, county officials said.

Baltimore Mayor Young announces Baltimore’s homeless residents will be moved from emergency shelters to motels in the area. 

April 7: 4,371 cases, over 100 deaths reported: Cases reported at 90 nursing homes, care facilities

Amid this news, Gov. Hogan announced the state has also approved dozens of new assisted living facilities and other residential sites amid the pandemic, including 27 assisted living facilities, 42 sites for people with developmental disabilities and six residential service agencies.

In a press conference, he announced a new executive order granting local health departments the power to deem a business as unsafe if they are not complying to social distancing measures throughout the state. The health departments are now able to limit operations, limit movement from and to the facility and even shut the business down.

He also announced strike teams to combat cases targeting the elderly at nursing homes, which are made up of Maryland National Guard, local and state health departments, Maryland Institue of Medical Service Systems and state hospital systems to bring triage emergency care, supplies, and equipment to nursing homes.

The former Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb joins Maryland’s coronavirus response team.

April 8: Maryland Cases Jump By More Than 1K In 24 Hours Due To Testing Backlog From Private Labs

5,529 cases of coronavirus were reported in Maryland on this date, according to number released Wednesday, April 10, and 124 people had died as a result of the virus.

That was an increase of 1,158 cases since Tuesday, April 7. There were 21 deaths overnight.

Gov. Larry Hogan said at least 30% of the increase was due to a backlog of tests from March.

April 9: Maryland Releases Racial Data On COVID-19 For The First Time

There were 6,185 cases of coronavirus in Maryland, according to numbers released Thursday, April 9, and 138 people had died as a result of the virus.

For the first time, the state released racial data on cases, with the majority of deaths being African Americans and double that of white Marylanders.

April 10: Nearly 7K COVID-19 Cases, 171 Deaths Reported In Maryland 

There were 6,968 cases of coronavirus in Maryland, according to numbers posted by state officials Friday, April 10, and 171 deaths were reported.

The state added 738 cases since Thursday, April 9, but 397 people have recovered in all.

April 11: More than 7.6K COVID-19 Cases, 200 Deaths Reported in Maryland

The state health department reported 7,694 have tested positive for COVID-19 and 206 people have died, of which 85 were women and 121 were men. Among the latest victims, is a 27-year-old grocery clerk Leilani Jordan, who contracted COVID-19 in March and later died. She’s the first person in her 20s to died of coronavirus in the state.

April 12: More than 8,000 COVID-19 cases, 235 Deaths Reported in Maryland

There were 8,225 cases in Maryland as of Sunday, April 12, and 235 deaths were reported.

The state added 531 cases since Saturday, April 11, but 456 people have recovered overall.

Maryland released ZIP code data for the first time, breaking down COVID-19 cases by the areas around the states and within counties. The highest number of cases is in the 21215 ZIP code, in Baltimore.

April 13: Nearly 9,000 COVID-19 cases, 262 Deaths Reported in Maryland

According to the state health department, there were 8,936 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 262 people had died from the virus.

Of the 1,975 patients hospitals, 603 had been released from isolation.

The first inmate in a Maryland prison also died, according to the state correctional department.

April 14: More Than 9.4K COVID-19 Cases, 300 Deaths Reported In Maryland

There were more than 9,000 coronavirus cases and 300 deaths in Maryland, according to data released Tuesday, April 14.

The state health department reported at least 9,472 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 302 deaths. That’s an increase for 536 cases in just one day.

It also — initially — marked the deadliest day for the state since the coronavirus pandemic began.

April 15: More Than 10K COVID-19 Cases Reported In Maryland, 349 Deaths On Record

There were more than 10,000 coronavirus cases and 349 deaths in Maryland, according to data released Wednesday morning.

According to the state health department, 10,032 tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 560 cases since Tuesday.

There are also 64 death probably related to coronavirus. Those results are still pending.

Wednesday was the deadliest day in the state since the pandemic began with 349 deaths. 47 more in a single day.

Gov. Hogan also signed an executive order that will require all Marylanders to wear face coverings while in stores and on public transportation to limit the spread of COVID-19. That order went into effect Saturday, April 18, at 7 a.m.

April 16: Nearly 400 Deaths, 11K COVID-19 Cases Reported In Maryland

There were nearly 11,000 coronavirus cases and nearly 400 deaths in Maryland, according to new data released Thursday, April 16.

According to the state health department, 10,784 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in the state and 392 people had died. More than 750 cases were added in just one day. There are also 67 probable deaths reported.

More than 48,000 tested negative for the virus in the state and of the more than 2,450 hospitalized, 736 had been released from isolation.

A second person in their 20s also died from coronavirus.

April 17: More Than 11.5K COVID-19 Cases, 425 Deaths Reported In Maryland

There were more than 11,000 coronavirus cases and more than 400 deaths in Maryland, according to data released Friday, April 17.

According to the state health department, there were 11,572 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 425 have died from the virus and 69 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 788 cases since Thursday, April 16.

More than 50,000 Marylanders had tested negative for the virus. Of the 2,612 hospitalized, 736 people had been released from isolation.

April 18: Gov. Hogan’s Executive Order Requiring All Marylanders Wear Face Coverings In Businesses, Public Transit Goes Into Effect 

An executive order signed by Gov. Larry Hogan Wednesday requiring all Marylanders to wear face coverings while in stores and on public transportation to limit the spread of COVID-19 went into effect Saturday at 7 a.m.

There were also more than 12,000 coronavirus cases and more than 450 deaths in Maryland, according to data released Saturday, April 19.

According to the state health department, there were 12,308 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 463 had died from the virus and 71 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 736 coronavirus cases since Friday, April 17.

April 19: More Than 12.8K COVID-19 Cases, 486 Deaths Reported In Maryland

There are now more than 12,800 coronavirus cases and nearly 500 deaths in Maryland, according to new data released Sunday morning.

According to the state health department, there are now 12,830 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 486 have died from the virus and 62 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 522 coronavirus cases.

The 522 new cases reported is the lowest number in the past 12 days, when 326 new cases were reported on April 7.

Sunday also marked the second straight day that the number of reported COVID-19 cases in Maryland decreased.

More than 55,061 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus. Of the 2,886 hospitalized, 914 people have been released from isolation.

April 20: More Than 13.6K COVID-19 Cases, 500 Deaths Reported In Maryland

According to the state health department, there are now 13,684 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 516 have died from the virus and 66 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 854 coronavirus cases since Sunday morning. Over the weekend, the numbers decreased two days in a row.

April 21: More Than 14K COVID-19 Cases, Nearly 600 Deaths Reported In Maryland

According to the state health department, there are now 14,193 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 584 have died from the virus and 68 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 509 coronavirus cases since Monday morning.

Beginning Tuesday, the state will display current hospitalizations, ICU beds, and acute beds, as well as deaths by date of occurrence.

More than 59,400 tested negative for COVID-19 in the state and of the 3,158 hospitalized over the span of the virus, 930 were released from isolation. Currently, 1,433 people are hospitalized with 526 in intensive care and 907 are in acute care.

The 21215 zip code remains at the top for the number of cases.

Gov. Larry Hogan amended his previous executive order closing businesses including salons and barber shops. Those businesses can remain open but only for essential workers. They must only have one customer inside at a time, wear masks or face coverings and the customer must have documentation from their employer that they require grooming within the employer’s standards.

April 22: More Than 14.7K Cases Reported In Maryland, Up 582 Since Tuesday

Maryland’s number of coronavirus cases went up again overnight into Wednesday, and now nearly 14,800 people have tested positive and 631 people have died, more than Washington, D.C. and Virginia combined.

According to the state health department, there are now 14,775 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 631 people have died from the virus, along with 67 probable deaths reported.

More than 61,500 people have tested negative, and of the 3,325 people ever hospitalized over the span of the virus, 981 have been released from isolation. There are currently 1,432 people hospitalized, with 905 in acute care and 527 in intensive care.

Gov. Larry Hogan has long been concerned about hospitals being able to keep up with a surge in patients, but the opening of the field hospital at the convention center this weekend may bring some relief.

April 23: COVID-19 Cases Grow By Nearly 1K In A Day In Maryland, State Still Preparing For Hospital Surge

The number of coronavirus cases rose in Maryland on Thursday, April 23, with the state reporting 962 more COVID-19 cases in one day. However, that’s something officials said would happen as testing becomes more widely available.

According to the state health department, there were 15,737 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 680 people had died from the virus, along with 68 probable deaths reported. In a press conference Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan had said the state still has not reached its peak.

April 24: More Than 700 COVID-19 Deaths Reported In Maryland, Cases Reach Over 16.6K 

More than 16,600 cases of coronavirus and more than 700 deaths were reported in Maryland on Friday, April 24, according to numbers released by officials. The state added 879 cases since Thursday.

According to the state health department, there were 16,616 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 723 people had died from the virus, along with 75 probable deaths reported.

Gov. Larry Hogan also announced he is hoping to lift the stay at home order sometime in May as long as the state’s number of coronavirus-related deaths and hospitalizations begin a downward trend.

The governor said he and the state’s experts are looking for that downward trend over a period of 14 days to determine when it’ll be safe to reopen the state.

April 25: More Than 17.7K COVID-19 Cases, Nearly 800 Deaths Reported In Maryland 

There are now more than 17,000 coronavirus cases and nearly 800 deaths in Maryland, according to new data released Saturday morning.

According to the state health department, there are now 17,766 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 797 have died from the virus and 78 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 1,150 coronavirus cases.

More than 71,000 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus. Over 1,100 people have been released from isolation. Currently, 1,408 people are hospitalized as a result of the virus. Nearly 900 people are in acute care and just over 530 are in intensive care.

April 26: More Than 18,000 COVID-19 Cases, More Than 800 Deaths Reported In Maryland

There are now more than 18,000 coronavirus cases and more than 800 deaths in Maryland, according to new data released Sunday morning.

According to the state health department, there are now 18,581 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 827 have died from the virus and 83 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 815 coronavirus cases.

More than 78,000 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus. Over 1,100 people have been released from isolation. Currently, 1,463 people are hospitalized as a result of the virus. Over 900 people are in acute care and 530 are in intensive care.

April 27: More Than 19,000 COVID-19 Cases, More Than 850 Deaths Reported In Maryland

There are now more than 19,000 coronavirus cases and more than 800 deaths in Maryland, according to new state data released Monday morning.

According to the state health department, there are now 19,487 cases in the state, and 858 have died from the virus and 87 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 906 coronavirus cases.

More than 85,400 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus. Over 1,200 people have been released from isolation. Currently, 1,513 people are hospitalized as a result of the virus, up less than 100 people from Sunday.

Over 950 people are in acute care and 535 people are in intensive care.

Also on April 27, Baltimore’s city council unanimously approved extending the city’s state of emergency indefinitely, the 250-bed field hospital at the Baltimore Convention Center opened and Gov. Hogan directed the Maryland Department of Health to publish COVID-19 data on nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

April 28: Cases In Maryland Surpass 20,000, Over 900 Deaths

There are now over 20,000 cases of the coronavirus in Maryland, and over 900 people have died, according to state numbers released Tuesday morning.

According to the state health department, there are now 20,113 cases in the state, and 929 people have died from the virus with 87 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 626 coronavirus cases since Monday.

More than 87,600 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus. At this time, 1,295 people have been released from isolation. There are currently 1,528 people hospitalized as a result of the virus.

There are 977 people in acute care and 551 in intensive care.

There have been 4,268 people ever hospitalized for the virus in Maryland, state data shows.

Maryland released more detailed information about the number of coronavirus cases and deaths at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

The data shows just over half of the state’s COVID-19 deaths and more than one in five of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state have been at nursing homes, assisted living facilities and correctional facilities.

On this date, the highest number of cases at a nursing home is 220 at FutureCare In Lochearn. The highest number of deaths at a nursing home is 33 at Sagepoint Nursing and Rehabilitation in La Plata.

April 29: Nearly 1,000 People Confirmed Dead From COVID-19, Hospitalizations Continue Rising

According to the state health department, there are 20,849 cases in the state and 985 people have died of the virus and 93 more people are reported as probable deaths.

There have been 736 cases added since Tuesday.

Hospitalizations continue to rise this week, with 1,645 people hospitalized, 1,060 are in acute care and 585 people are in intensive care.

Throughout the course of the coronavirus pandemic, 4,402 people have ever been hospitalized for treatment.

More than 90,000 people have tested negative for the virus, and 1,361 people have been released from isolation.

Gov. Hogan announced Wednesday he has issued an executive order that requires universal testing for all staff and residents at all Maryland nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

He also announced a new testing site will be opening at the Perdue Stadium to specifically test poultry workers after 262 Maryland poultry workers tested positive for the virus.

April 30: Over 1,000 People Confirmed Dead From COVID-19, With Over 21,000 Cases Confirmed In Maryland

According to the state health department, the state has added 893 cases since Wednesday.

There are 21,742 cases in the state and 1,047 people have died of the virus and 93 more people are reported as probable deaths. Currently, 1,711 people are hospitalized, with 590 in intensive care and 1,121 in acute care- both slightly up from Wednesday’s numbers.

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, 4,559 Marylanders have ever been hospitalized.

Gov. Larry Hogan also revealed Thursday the state took extraordinary measures to safeguard the 500,000 tests he and First Lady Yumi Hogan obtained for $9 million from South Korea from possible confiscation by U.S. officials.

WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren reports the tests will begin to go to nursing homes in Maryland, among other hot spots.

May 1: Nearly 1.1K COVID-19 Deaths Reported In Maryland, No. Of Hospitalizations Decrease Slightly

There are at least 23,472 cases of coronavirus in Maryland, according to new numbers released Friday morning.

That’s an increase of 1,730 people testing positive since Thursday. There are also at least 1,098 deaths reported in the state with an additional 94 probable deaths.

A total of 4,718 people have been hospitalized for the virus overtime with 1,688 still hospitalized. Of those in the hospital, 568 remain in the ICU. The number of hospitalizations did slightly decrease from Thursday from 1,711 as well as the number of people in the ICU went down by just over 20 people.

Gov. Larry Hogan said he is closely monitoring hospitalization numbers to decide when the state should reopen.

Hogan also announced he requested a CDC team come to Maryland to help with the COVID-19 outbreak among poultry workers.

May 2: More Than 24.4K COVID-19 Cases, 1,156 Deaths Reported In Maryland

There are now more than 24,000 coronavirus cases and more than 1,000 deaths in Maryland, according to new data released Saturday morning.

According to the state health department, there are now 24,473 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 1,156 have died from the virus and 95 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 1,001 coronavirus cases.

More than 101,049 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus. Over 1,590 people have been released from isolation. Currently, 1,657 people are hospitalized as a result of the virus. Over 1,000 people are in acute care and 566 are in intensive care.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds also honored frontline healthcare workers and first responders battling the COVID-19 pandemic with formation flights in Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Atlanta.

Flyovers in Baltimore started at 11:30 a.m. and lasted about 15 minutes.

May 3: More Than 25.4K COVID-19 Cases, 1,182 Deaths Reported In Maryland

There are now more than 25,400 coronavirus cases and 1,182 deaths reported in Maryland, according to new data released Sunday morning.

According to the state health department, there are now 25,462 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 1,182 have died from the virus and 99 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 989 coronavirus cases.

More than 107,000 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus. Over 1,600 people have been released from isolation. Currently, 1,635 people are hospitalized as a result of the virus. Over 1,000 people are in acute care and 565 are in intensive care.

Three Maryland lawmakers sue Gov. Hogan over two executive orders that are part of his state of emergency actions.

May 4: More Than 26.4K COVID-19 Cases, Over 1,200 Deaths Reported In Maryland. Hospitalizations Slightly Rise

There are now more than 26,400 coronavirus cases and 1,216 deaths reported in Maryland, according to new data released Monday morning.

According to the state health department, there are now 26,408 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 1,216 people have died from the virus, with 101 more probable deaths. That’s an increase of 946 cases confirmed since Sunday.

More than 110,000 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus, and 1,695 people have been released from isolation.

Hospitalizations rose slightly since Sunday, now at 1,649 people hospitalized. At this time, there are 1,086 people in acute care and 563 people in intensive care.

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, 5,199 people have ever been hospitalized.

Ocean City’s mayor announced that the beaches and boardwalk would reopen to local residents only.

May 5: COVID-19 Cases Down For The Fourth Straight Day, 74 Deaths Reported Matching Highest Daily Increase Since April 25

There are now more than 27,000 coronavirus cases and nearly 1,300 deaths reported in Maryland, according to new data released Tuesday morning.

There have been 709 new cases- down for the fourth day in a row. There were 74 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

According to the state health department, there are now 27,117 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 1,290 people have officially died from the virus, with 100 probable deaths.

More than 112,000 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus, and 1,810 people have been released from isolation.

There are currently 1,693 people hospitalized, up slightly from 1,649 on Monday. There are 1,120 people in acute care and 573 in intensive care.

Ocean City says they will not enforce the local-only mandate when they open beaches back up on May 9, and will not require people to wear masks at the beaches starting Saturday.

May 6: COVID-19 Case Decline Ends, But Hospitalizations Flatten Slightly With Just +14 Cases, Schools Close

There are now more than 28,000 coronavirus cases and over 1,300 deaths reported in Maryland, according to new data released Wednesday morning.

According to the state health department, there are 28,163 cases confirmed in the state, up 1,046 cases since Tuesday. Currently, 1,338 people have died from the virus, with 99 probable deaths reported.

More than 115,000 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus and 1,903 people have been released from isolation.

Hospitalizations saw a slight plateau in new cases, only up 14 since Tuesday. There are currently 1,707 people hospitalized in the state from the virus, with 1,123 in acute care and 584 in intensive care.

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, 5,497 people have been hospitalized.

Maryland schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year.

Gov. Larry Hogan announced he would be lifting restrictions on elective surgeries and low-risk outdoor activities as hospitalizations continue to decrease and ICU cases remain flat.

Hogan also ordered an investigation into Blue Flame Medical for possible fraud related to PPE.

May 7: Over 1,200 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In One Day, Deaths Jump Past 1,400

There are now more than 29,000 coronavirus cases and over 1,400 deaths reported in Maryland, according to new data released Thursday morning.

According to state numbers, there are 29,374 cases- up 1,211 cases since Wednesday. Currently, 1,401 people have died from the virus with 102 more probable deaths reported.

More than 119,000 people have tested negative for the virus and 2,029 people have been released from isolation.

Hospitalizations went slightly down since Wednesday, with 1,683 people currently hospitalized. There are 1,099 people in acute care and 584 people in intensive care.

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, 5,663 people have been hospitalized in the state.

Gov. Hogan also vetoed a number of bills, including the Kirwan Commission’s Blueprint for Maryland’s Future and a bill increasing funding for Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) by nearly $580 million.

He cited “economic turmoil” from coronavirus based on his decisions.

“As I made clear last month, given these challenges, it would be irresponsible to allow legislation that requires increasing spending to become law,” Gov. Hogan said. “I am committed to working with legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle as we confront these difficult budget choices on the road to economic recovery.”

May 8: Hospitalizations Remain Flat, More Than 30K Reported Coronavirus Cases In The State

There are now more than 30,000 cases of coronavirus reported in the state of Maryland, according to new numbers released by the state Friday morning. The good news: hospitalizations remain flat.

There’s a total of 30,485 cases of COVID-19 reported in the state of Maryland. Those numbers are up 1,111 since Thursday.

More than 1,450 lives have been taken due to the virus as well. There are 107 probable deaths also reported.

But there’s some good news, the flattening of the curve continues in Maryland.

Hospitalizations remained flat for another day with 1,674 currently in the hospital, which is slightly down from Thursday when there were 1,683. Of the total, 571 remain in intensive care.

Throughout the pandemic 5,811 have been hospitalized across the state of which 2,041 have been released from isolation.

There have also been more than 121,700 negative test results in Maryland.

Beaches and the boardwalk at Ocean City, Maryland will reopen Saturday, May 9. Officials are urging people to continue to practice social distancing and to limit groups to 10 people or less.

May 9: Hospitalizations still remain flat as COVID-19 cases climb over 31,000

Maryland reported 31,534 cases of coronavirus on May 9, 1,049 more than the day before. The number of people hospitalized decreased from 1,674 on May 8 to 1,665 on May 9.

Fifty-seven new deaths were also reported, bringing the state’s total to 1,510.

The beach and boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, also reopened on May 9. The line for Thrasher’s French Fries near the Inlet stretched around the store as more than 50 people waited outside the Ocean City mainstay. There were signs asking customers to socially distance themselves.

Some restrictions at Baltimore reservoirs were lifted. Some activities were allowed again at Liberty, Loch Raven and Prettyboy reservoirs.

May 10: Confirmed cases top 32,000 as hospitalizations remain flat

Maryland reported 32,587 cases of COVID-19 and 1,640 current hospitalizations as of May 10. The overall number is up 1,053 cases from the previous day but the number of hospitalizations decreased by 25.

More than half of the state’s 1,538 coronavirus-related deaths have been residents at nursing homes.

May 11: Maryland sees the largest decline in hospitalizations as cases reach more than 33K

Maryland health officials reported 33,373 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state, according to the new numbers released Monday morning, but the good news is the state also reported its biggest daily drop in hospitalizations.

COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped by nearly 100 since Sunday morning. And even more good news, the number of ICU cases also dropped; there are currently 585 patients in intensive care as of Monday. That number dropped from 611 reported on Sunday.

Of the more than 6,100 that were hospitalized during the pandemic, nearly 2,300 people have been released from the hospital.

Even with the decline in numbers, 35 more people died from coronavirus since Sunday. In total, 1,573 people have died of COVID-19 in Maryland and there are 110 more probable deaths.

May 12: 70 Deaths Reported Over A 24-Hour Period, According To State Officials 

Coronavirus hospitalizations and ICU cases remain flat in Maryland Tuesday as total reported cases top 34,000, according to new numbers released by the state.

Hospitalizations slightly increased by almost 20 cases from 1,544 to 1,563 in a day and ICU cases increased by five to 590.

On Tuesday, the state reported a total of 34,061 coronavirus cases over the span of the pandemic. Of those cases, 6,287 patients were hospitalized and a total of 2,394 were released from isolation.

Although the numbers are flattening, a total 1,643 people have died from coronavirus and there are a reported 113 probable deaths. The number of COVID-19 related deaths increased by 70 over a 24-hour period.

May 13: Hogan Announces Stay At Home Order Will Be Lifted Friday

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the stay at home order would be lifted Friday at 5 p.m. launching phase 1 of the state’s recovery plan.

Maryland officials report nearly 35,000 cases of coronavirus as the state continues to see a flattening of the curve. COVID-19 hospitalizations remain flat Wednesday at 1,550 — slightly down from Tuesday’s number of 1,563.

On Wednesday, the state reported a total of 34,812 coronavirus cases over the span of the pandemic. Of those cases, 6,404 patients were hospitalized and a total of 2,456 were released from isolation. ICU cases also dropped from 590 to 572.

Although the numbers are flattening, a total 1,694 people have died from coronavirus and there are another 115 probable deaths. Fifty one more Marylanders have died since Tuesday.

There have been more than 138,762 negative tests in the state.

May 14: Hospitalizations Remain Flat As State Nears 36K COVID-19 Cases

Hospitalizations remain flat Thursday morning as Maryland reports nearly 36,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state.

According to state officials, there are a total 35,903 COVID-19 cases reported in the state, an increase of 1,091 since Wednesday.

However, both the number of current hospitalizations and patients in ICU slightly decreased. Hospitalizations are now at 1,538, down 12 from Wednesday and ICU cases are down three to 569.

A total of 1,748 people have died from this virus in Maryland, the state also reported Thursday, and there are 118 probable deaths.

On Thursday, counties are expected to announce if they will be following the phase 1 reopening along with the state Friday or if they will do a more staggered approach.

May 15: Counties Announce How They Will Begin The Reopening Process 

Counties across Maryland have announced what their specific reopening process will look like after Gov. Hogan lifted the “stay-at-home” order which went into effect on Friday, May 16, at 5 p.m.

Several counties made the decision to extend their stay at home orders: Baltimore City, Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. Anne Arundel and Baltimore, Frederick and Howard counties are allowing some things to reopen, but with restrictions. Carroll and Harford counties are following the governor’s “safer at home” guidelines. Cecil and Harford counties will reopen following the state’s guidelines.

As far as cases, hospitalizations remain flat as Maryland reports nearly 37,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state.

May 16: Number of cases approaches 38,000; hospitalizations remain steady

State officials reported 37,968 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 982 from the previous day. The number of hospitalizations increased slightly from 1,496 to 1,500; the number of confirmed deaths reached 1,842 with another 115 suspected deaths.

It was also the first full day that the stay at home order was lifted and the safer at home public health advisor went into effect. However, Gov. Hogan has given each jurisdiction the ability to decide how they want to reopen.

Gov. Hogan also made a special announcement that the 145th Running of the Preakness Stakes will be held on October 3.

May 17: Number of hospitalizations drops to the lowest point in 22 days

State officials reported 38,804 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,876 confirmed deaths.

The number of hospitalizations fell from 1,500 to 1,460, marking its lowest rate in 22 days.

May 18: Hospitalizations continue to generally decline, total cases in Maryland near 40,000. 

The total number of cases is 39,762 as of Monday morning. Throughout the course of the pandemic, 1,903 Marylanders have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19 and another 120  people are considered probable deaths, officials say. The state added 958 cases since Sunday morning.

The number of hospitalized patients dropped from 1,460 to 1,447 since Sunday, continuing the downward trend of hospitalizations in the state. Of those hospitalized, 555 people are in intensive care and 892 people are in acute care.

WJZ has learned that a 15-year-old Baltimore girl may have died from coronavirus. The teen was being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Daryana Dyson died Saturday at the hospital. She would be the youngest person to die in the state from COVID-19.

May 19: Maryland sees large jump in coronavirus cases as total reaches more than 41K

There are now more than 41,000 positive cases of coronavirus in Maryland, jumping more than 1,700 in one day. Despite the increase in cases, hospitalizations drop again Tuesday by about 20 cases to 1,421.

A total of 1,963 people have died from coronavirus in the state with 118 more probable deaths.

But, ICU numbers dropped from 555 to 537 in a day as well.

On Monday, the family of 15-year-old Daryana Dyson reported she may have died from coronavirus Saturday after receiving treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her death is still not reflected in the state’s count. The state is awaiting autopsy results before her death is confirmed due to COVID-19.

Prince George’s and Montgomery county remain at the top for the number of cases. One Baltimore city zip code, 21224, remains at on the Top 10 list.

May 20: Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue Downward Trend As Death Toll Surpasses 2,000

More than 2,000 people have died from coronavirus in Maryland, according to new numbers released by the state Wednesday morning.

Maryland health officials report 42,323 total cases of coronavirus in the state as of Wednesday morning, growing 777 since the previous day. Hospitalizations continue a downward trend with a 1,410 currently hospitalized of which 539 remain in ICU.

Officials report 2,004 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 and 119 more people may have died from the virus.

Baltimore City announced it has canceled all public events with 250 or more people through the end of August.

In addition, all events, including those with fewer than 250 people, have been canceled through May 31.

A federal judge also rejected a request to issue a temporary restraining order sought by people challenging Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s stay-at-home order in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake issued the order in response to a lawsuit filed by a group that included Del. Dan Cox, a Frederick Republican.

May 21: Hospitalizations below 1,400 as Maryland sees 1,208 new cases reported since the day before

Hospitalizations continue to drop as case numbers continue to grow in Maryland, according to new numbers Thursday morning.

The state has added 1,208 cases since Wednesday, bringing the total COVID-19 cases to 43,531. Of those cases, 2,045 people have died of the virus, with another 114 probable deaths.

Maryland health officials report that hospitalizations went from 1,410 to 1,374 as of Thursday morning; of which 526 remain in the ICU, with 848 in acute care.

May 22: Baltimore County reopens retail stores, barbershops, hair salons. State reports lowest level of hospitalizations since April 19. 

 Maryland is reporting its lowest level of coronavirus hospitalizations since April 19, according to state numbers Friday morning.

The state has added 893 cases since Thursday morning.

Maryland health officials report there are a total of 44,424 coronavirus cases confirmed in the state, and 2,092 people have died of the virus with another 115 who probably died from the virus.

More than negative 180,000 people have tested negative in Maryland. Throughout the course of the pandemic, 7,634 people were ever hospitalized, with 3,243 released from isolation.

There are 1,329 people currently hospitalized for the virus, with 506 in intensive care, down from 526 people on Thursday. There are 823 people in acute care, the state says.

May 23: Hospitalizations continue to decrease as the number of confirmed cases tops 45,000

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland topped 45,000 as of May 23. Despite that, the number of people hospitalized due to the virus continued to decrease.

The state reported 45,495 confirmed cases and 2,130 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus. The number of hospitalizations decreased slightly from 1,329 the day prior to 1,320 on May 23.

Memorial Day weekend beachgoers flocked to the boardwalk in Ocean City, leading to some crowded areas.

May 24: Hospitalizations drop below 1,300; cases top 46,000

The number of people currently hospitalized due to the coronavirus dropped below 1,300 to 1,290. Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases climbed to 46,313 and the number of confirmed deaths reached 2,162. Another 115 deaths are listed as probable.

In Ocean City, cooler temperatures helped keep the number of visitors at bay.

May 25: Hospitalizations continue general decline, cases top 47,000. 

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Maryland topped 47,000 while the number of hospitalizations continues to drop steadily.

Hospitalizations have dropped by more than 25 percent since April 30, Gov. Hogan’s communications director Mike Ricci said.

The latest numbers show a decline in the number of hospitalizations from 1,290 to 1,279 on Monday. There are currently 517 people in intensive care and 762 people in acute care.

There are a total of 47,152 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, up 839 cases since Sunday.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump visited Fort McHenry to mark the Memorial Day holiday despite city leaders urging him not to come. Baltimore remains under a stay-at-home order.

May 26: Maryland’s declining hospitalization streak comes to an end. 

After days of general decline, hospitalizations have gone up slightly in Maryland, according to new state numbers.

The latest numbers show there are 47,687 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state, and 2,217 people have died from the virus, with another 116 probable deaths.

Hospitalizations grew from 1,279 to 1,315 as of Tuesday morning, an increase of 36 people.

Over the course of the pandemic, 8,179 people have been hospitalized due to the virus, with 520 people in ICUs and 795 in acute care. Throughout the pandemic, 3,334 people have been released from isolation.

At this time, 206,800 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus.

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced that retail stores, barbershops and hair salons will be able to operate at 50% capacity starting May 29 at 7 a.m. with some specific industry-related guidelines.

Mayor Jack Young announced the Baltimore City will allow curbside retail pick-up starting Wednesday, May 26, at 9 a.m. Mayor Young also announced that outdoor exercise classes will be allowed for ten or fewer people. Gyms must still remain closed.

City officials announced a slight decrease in positive coronavirus cases in the city and said they are starting to see promising numbers.

May 27: Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations increase slightly again for the second day in a row.

Hospitalizations slightly increased for the second day in a row in Maryland, according to new data released Wednesday.

Hospitalizations went from 1,315 to 1,338 in 24 hours. Of those hospitalized, 520 are in the ICU.  Maryland state health officials reported 48,423 confirmed cases of coronavirus as well. That’s an increase of 736 cases since Tuesday.

Maryland officials report that a total of 2,270 people have died from coronavirus, that 53 more people since Tuesday, and there are 122 more people they suspect died from the virus as well.

A total of 8,281 people have been hospitalized over the span of the pandemic and 3,401 have been released from isolation.

More than 213,600 negative tests results have been reported across the state.

Baltimore City opened curbside retail Wednesday.

Gov. Hogan also announced that outdoor dining service could resume with restrictions in place beginning on Friday, May 29, at 5 p.m.

The governor also said that youth clubs, outdoor swimming pools and low-contact sports practices could resume that same day and time.

May 28: Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations flatten slightly after two-day increase.

Hospitalizations are flat after two days of slight increases this week, and 37 more people have died from the coronavirus since Wednesday morning, state officials say.

Maryland health officials report there are now 49,709 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, up from 48,423 cases- an increase of 1,286 cases since the day before.

The state has conducted 316,797 tests, and 225,149 people have tested negative. The state’s positivity rate is now at 12.4 percent.

Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Frederick counties announced amendments to their reopening processes. Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Howard County and Baltimore City are among those who said they will allow for outdoor dining on Friday, May 29. Frederick County, on the other hand, will move into the initial phase of the governor’s reopening plan.

May 29: More Coronavirus Restrictions Lifted As Cases Surpass 50K

Coronavirus hospitalizations remain flat in Maryland as total confirmed cases surpass 50,000 across the state Friday.

The Maryland Health Department reports 50,988 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state.

Hospitalizations went down from 1,334 to 1,296 in a day, of which 507 people remain in the ICU.

Officials report 2,348 Marylanders have died from the virus and there are 118 more deaths probably related to the virus.

A total of 8,479 people have been hospitalized over the span of the pandemic and 3,571 have been released from isolation.

A total of 328,516 people have ever been tested in Maryland and 233,530 have tested negative.

Restaurants were able to open for outdoor dining services at 5 p.m. Youth clubs and limited contact sports practices also resumed.

May 30: Hospitalizations Decrease; Cases Top 52K

The number of Marylanders hospitalized with the coronavirus declined again as the total number of confirmed cases topped 52,000.

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 the day before. 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.

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.

May 31: Hospitalizations At Their Lowest Rate Since April 15, State Says

Hospitalizations of coronavirus patients in Maryland continue to decline, and the state reports the statewide positivity rate is now 10.9 percent as of Sunday morning.

There are now 52,778 coronavirus cases in the state, up 763 cases since Saturday- and 2,411 people have died.

There are currently 1,183 people in the state hospitalized for the virus, down from 1,239 since Saturday. Of those people, 704 are in acute care and 479 are in ICUs.

June 1: State Saw 117% Increase In Testing In May, Gov. Hogan Says

Maryland continues to see a slight decline in coronavirus hospitalizations, as the state surpasses 53,000 cases as of Monday morning.

There are currently 53,327 cases reported, and 2,411 people have died of the virus.

Hospitalizations went down by nine people since Sunday morning, with 1,174 people hospitalized, and there are 695 people in acute care and 479 people in ICUS. Throughout the pandemic, 8,886 people have ever been hospitalized in Maryland for the virus, and 3,782 people have been released from isolation.

The state positivity rate is now at 10.8 percent, according to state numbers.

The governor said the state saw a 117 percent increase in testing in the month of May, and as of Monday, 5.1 percent of Marylanders have been tested for COVID-19.

June 2: Hospitalizations Fall Again As Total Cases Top 54K

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state reached 54,175 but the number of people hospitalized decreased to 1,148. The state’s total death toll climbed by 43 to 2,474.

A total of 366,331 tests conducted since the pandemic began. Of those, 261,640 came back negative.

June 3: COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted On Non-Essential Businesses Friday; Hospitalizations At Lowest Rate In 50 Days As Total Cases Near 55K

The state health department reported a total of 54,982 confirmed cases and 2,519 confirmed deaths from COVID-19, up 807 and 45 from Tuesday respectively.

The number of hospitalizations, meanwhile, decreased from 1,148 on Tuesday to 1,109 on Wednesday. Of those, 638 were in acute care and 471 were in intensive care. Just over 9,100 hospitalizations have been reported since the pandemic began.

The number of current hospitalizations is at its lowest level since April 14, Gov. Larry Hogan’s office said.

Maryland will begin stage two of the state’s coronavirus recovery plan on Friday thanks to declines in key case metrics, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday.

At 5 p.m. Friday, the state will lift the order requiring the closure of non-essential businesses. Nail salons, tanning salons and massage parlors in the state will be able to reopen at 50 percent capacity.

Retailers, offices, financial institutions, car dealerships and insurance agencies will also be able to re-open with public health guidelines in place. Manufacturing facilities, construction, specialty vendors, warehouses and technology firms are also included.

June 4: Hospitalizations Drop Below 1,100, Cases Top 55K

The number of coronavirus cases in Maryland has surpassed 55,000, and the number of hospitalizations continues to go down, state numbers released Thursday morning reveal.

The state health department reports 55,858 cases and 2,546 people have died from the virus, up 876 and 45 from Wednesday respectively.

The number of hospitalizations decreased from 1,109 on Wednesday to 1,096 on Thursday. Of those, 640 people are in acute care and 456 are in ICUS.

Over the course of the pandemic, 9,217 people have ever been hospitalized for the coronavirus and 3,985 people have been released from isolation.

The state has conducted 392,240 tests total throughout the pandemic and of those, 281,160 have tested negative. Gov. Larry Hogan said hospitalizations are the lowest they’ve been since April 14.

June 5: Maryland Moves Into Phase Two Of Reopening; Hospitalizations Continue Decline, Cases Top 56K As Over 400K Marylanders Tested

The downward trend of coronavirus hospitalizations in Maryland continues, including fewer ICU hospitalizations as cases increase to over 56,000.

Maryland state officials report there are now 56,770 confirmed cases and 2,580 people have died, up 912 cases and 34 more deaths since Thursday morning.

There are 1,076 people currently hospitalized in Maryland for the virus- a decrease of 20 since Thursday- with 621 in acute care and 455 in intensive care.

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, 9,346 Marylanders have ever been hospitalized and 4,159 have been released from isolation.

The state also moved into Phase Two of the reopening process.

Businesses that will be able to reopen include manufacturing, construction, large and small retail shops, specialty vendors, wholesalers and warehouses. Offices including information technology firms, legal offices, accounting, banking and financial institutions, and insurance agencies also can open.

June 6: Maryland Tops 57K Cases, Hospitalizations Dropping

Maryland state officials report there are now 57,482 confirmed cases and 2,616 people have died, up 712 cases and 36 more deaths since Friday morning.

The state has conducted 417,904 coronavirus tests and of those tested, 299,894 have tested negative. They also said the state positivity rate is now 8 percent.

June 7: Maryland Coronavirus Hospitalizations At Lowest Level In 8 Weeks, State Says

Maryland has added 491 cases of the coronavirus since Saturday morning, and hospitalizations drop by 56- at its lowest level in eight weeks, Gov. Hogan and state officials announced Sunday.

Maryland state officials report there are now 57,973 confirmed cases and 2,625 people have died, up just nine people, the lowest in 65 days.

The state has conducted a total of 427,155 coronavirus tests and of those 306,830 people have tested negative, with the state positivity rate is now at 7.63 percent.

June 8: Maryland Coronavirus Hospitalizations Drop Below 1,000 For The First Time Since April 10

Maryland is seeing its lowest hospitalization rate since April 10, with less than 1,000 people hospitalized for the coronavirus, according to Gov. Hogan.

State officials report Monday there are currently 58,404 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state and 2,653 people have died, up just 431 cases and 28 deaths since Sunday morning.

As hospitalizations continue to drop, there are 979 people currently hospitalized with the virus. Of those, 587 are in acute care and 392 are in ICUs.

Throughout the coronavirus, 9,629 people have ever been hospitalized and 4,240 people have been released from isolation.

Also on June 8, Baltimore moved fully into phase one of the governor’s Roadmap to Recovery plan.

June 9: Hospitalizations Continue To Decline

The number of people hospitalized due to the coronavirus in Maryland declined slightly, one day after the total dropped below 1,000 for the first time since early April.

The number of cases hit 58,904, the number of deaths hit 2,686 and the number of hospitalizations declined to 970.

June 10: Hospitalizations Decline For Two Straight Weeks, Gov. Hogan Lifts More Restrictions

The number of people hospitalized due to the coronavirus in Maryland continues to generally decline, reaching its two-mark decline streak as of new numbers Wednesday.

State officials report 955 people are currently hospitalized due to the coronavirus, including 576 in acute care and 379 people in ICUs.

Meanwhile, the total number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began increased to 59,465, up 561 from Tuesday.

Gov. Hogan also announced the state will be lifting additional coronavirus-related restrictions on Friday, June 12, at 5 p.m. Indoor dining at restaurants can enter into this phase at that time. Casinos, gyms and shopping malls will be able to reopen on Friday, June 19, at 5 p.m. with a limited capacity.

The governor reminded residents during a press conference that, just because they are now able to do so, doesn’t mean they have to if they are not comfortable.

Each county can continue to decide how it would like to move forward with its reopening process.

June 11: Hospitalizations Drop 15th Day In A Row, State Pass 60,000 Cases

Hospitalizations go down for the 15th consecutive day as the state passes 60,000 infections, state officials report Thursday morning.

There are currently 902 people hospitalized for the coronavirus, including 544 in acute care and 358 in intensive care.

Throughout the pandemic, 9,789 people have been hospitalized in total, with 4,365 people released from isolation.

The total number of cases in the state has officially passed 60,000- with 60,197 cases confirmed as of Thursday morning, up 732 cases in 24 hours.

Restaurants are also preparing to reopen their doors on Friday, June 12, to a limited capacity beginning at 5 p.m. Gyms, shopping malls and other venues will be able to open at a limited capacity next Friday.

June 12: Indoor dining allowed as state lifts more restrictions, Baltimore is the exception.

As Maryland reports more than 60,600 coronavirus cases in the state, hospitalizations continue to decline.

The Maryland Department of Health reported there have been 60,613 COVID-19 cases across the state as of Friday. While the cases jumped by more than 700 in a day, hospitalizations are down to 836 from 902 in just as day as well.

Restaurants can reopen their doors on Friday, June 12, to a limited capacity beginning at 5 p.m. Gyms, shopping malls and other venues will be able to open at a limited capacity next Friday.

June 13: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop Below 800, As Maryland Cases Surpass 61K

Coronavirus hospitalizations have dropped below 800 and decreased for the 17th day in a row, according to new numbers released by Maryland’s Department of Health.

Maryland reported 61,305 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday, June 13 with 799 patients hospitalized. The state reported 2,799 people ave died from the virus.

The statewide positivity rate is now at 6.77%.

At least 483,826 coronavirus tests were given in the state with 347,453 coming back negative.

June 14: Hospitalizations Continue Downward Trend As Maryland Reports More Than 61.7K COVID-19 Cases

Coronavirus hospitalizations decreased for the 18th day in a row, according to new numbers released by Maryland’s Department of Health.

Maryland reported 61,701 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday, June 14 with 751 patients hospitalized. The state reported 2,811 people have died from the virus.

The statewide positivity rate is now at 6.72%.

June 15: ICU Patients Drop Under 300 For The First Time In 10 Weeks

For the 19th consecutive day, coronavirus hospitalizations in Maryland have decreased, but the number of cases just surpassed 62,000.

The Maryland Department of Health reports that Maryland has had 62,032 positive COVID-19 cases, but hospitalizations decreased slightly from 751 to 745.

The statewide positivity rate is also down to 6.55%

Although hospitalizations are down, more people died from the virus over the weekend, the state reporting 2,817 coronavirus-related deaths.

Of the 10,222 ever hospitalized, 4,567 people were released from isolation. There are 292 currently in the ICU. It’s the first time in 10 weeks that number is below 300.

Meanwhile, Montgomery County officials announced they would move to phase two of the state’s reopening plan beginning Friday at 5 p.m.

June 16: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decline In Maryland For 20th Consecutive Day

Maryland coronavirus hospitalizations declined for the 20th consecutive day, according to numbers released by the Maryland Health Department, however 34 more Marylanders have died due to the virus.

According to new numbers released by the state Tuesday, COVID-19 hospitalizations went from 745 on Monday to 742 and although it’s technically a decline, the numbers have remained largely flat since Sunday when hospitalizations were at 751.

The number of patients in ICU beds also continues to drop from 292 to 284, but the number of deaths increased from 2,817 on Monday to 2,851 on Tuesday.

The number of cases continues to increase with more than 300 new cases reported since Monday making the total number of cases: 62,409.

The state’s positivity dropped as well to 6.20%.

June 17: Nearly 63K COVID-19 Cases Reported In Maryland, As State Tests More Than 15K In 24 Hours

Hospitalizations are at their lowest level in 73 days, as Maryland corornavirus cases reach nearly 63,000.

New numbers from the state’s health department show another 300 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded since Tuesday as the total reaches 62,969.

But hospitalizations continue to decrease and now stand at 702. Hospitalizations are their lowest in 73 days and have dropped more than 45% since Memorial Day. ICU cases are at 283 right now and there have been 2,866 deaths reported so far.

Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted that the state has conducted 526,882 coronavirus tests over the span of the pandemic, with 15,594 tests in the last 24 hours.

The state positivity rate also fell to 5.81%.

June 18: New COVID-19 Cases At Lowest Level Since March 31, Gov. Hogan Says

Hospitalizations continue to drop as coronavirus cases in Maryland pass 63,000.

State health officials report another 260 confirmed cases of the virus since Wednesday as the total reaches 63,229. Twenty more people have died from the virus since Wednesday, bringing the total confirmed deaths to 2,886.

Hospitalizations dropped more than 40 cases overnight, standing now at 660 people hospitalized. There are 391 people in acute care and 269 in intensive care.

The statewide positivity rate is now 5.43 percent. The state has conducted a total of 535,444 tests and of those, 384,379 of them have tested negative.

Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday ICU beds have fallen to their lowest level since April 5, and the state is reporting its lowest number of new cases since March 31.

June 19: Baltimore Enters Phase Two Of Reopening Plan

Baltimore became the last jurisdiction in Maryland to move into the second phase of the state’s coronavirus reopening plan. Statewide, gyms, malls and casinos, among other businesses, were able to reopen with limited capacity.

Hospitalizations fell below 650 Friday as Maryland state health officials say the number of coronavirus cases reported in the state has surpassed 63,500.

According to the state, Maryland has reported a total of 63,548 cases of COVID-19 in the state. The state positivity rate is at 5.41% and 2,901 people have died from the virus.

There are 648 currently hospitalized of which 261 are in the ICU.

Of the 10,447 ever hospitalized, 4,685 people were released from isolation.

A total of 544,072 tests have been administered in the state and 390,121 have come back negative.

June 20: Cases Near 64K, Hospitalizations Stay Below 650

Hospitalizations continue to stay below 650 on Saturday as Maryland state health officials say the number of coronavirus cases reported in the state is nearing 64,000.

According to the state, Maryland has reported a total of 63,956 cases of COVID-19 in the state. The state positivity rate is at 5.19% and 2,923 people have died from the virus.

There are currently 644 people hospitalized, with 406 in acute care and 238 in intensive care.

A total of 10,497 people have ever been hospitalized for the virus, of which 4,745 people have been released from isolation.

The state has conducted 555,874 tests for the coronavirus, with 398,324 testing negative.

June 21: Cases Climb Past 64K As Hospitalizations Continue To Decline

Hospitalizations continued to decline Sunday as Maryland state health officials say the number of coronavirus cases reported in the state climbed past 64,000.

According to the state, Maryland has reported a total of 64,306 cases of COVID-19 in the state. The state positivity rate is at 5.03% and 2,937 people have died from the virus.

There are currently 608 people hospitalized, with 378 in acute care and 238 in intensive care.

A total of 10,544 people have ever been hospitalized for the virus, of which 4,773 people have been released from isolation.

The state has conducted 565,298 tests for the coronavirus, with 404,725 testing negative.

June 22: State Positivity Rate Stays At 5.03% With 297 Cases Added

Hospitalizations remain in a steady decline as the state reports just under 300 new cases Monday morning.

Maryland state health officials report 64,603 coronavirus cases- up 297 since Sunday. The state positivity rate is at 5.03 percent and 2,945 people have died from the virus- eight more people since Sunday.

There are currently 602 people hospitalized, with 370 in acute care and 232 in ICUs. A total of 10,572 people have ever been hospitalized for the virus and of those, 4,776 have been released from isolation.

The state has conducted 572,731 tests total, with 410,122 of them testing negative.

June 23: Hospitalizations Drop Below 600, 18 New Deaths Reported

Hospitalizations drop below 600 as the state tops 65,000 cases Tuesday morning.

Maryland state health officials report 65,007 cases, up 404 cases since Monday. The state positivity rate is now at 5.06 percent and 2,963 people have died- 18 more people in 24 hours with 129 more people declared probable deaths from the virus.

There are currently 561 people hospitalized for the virus, with 349 in acute care and 212 in intensive care. Throughout the pandemic, 10,611 people have ever been hospitalized, with 4,797 released from isolation.

The state has conducted a total of 583,091 tests with 419,528 of those coming back negative, officials said.

June 24: Hospitalizations Drop Below 550, 15 New Deaths Reported 

Hospitalizations are now below 550 in Maryland for the coronavirus, while the state adds 330 new cases Wednesday morning.

Maryland state health officials report 65,337 total cases and 2,978 deaths- up 15 in the last 24 hours- with 130 people listed as probable deaths from the virus.

The state positivity rate is 5.17 percent, up slightly from 5.06 percent on Tuesday.

There are currently 544 people hospitalized, with 331 in acute care and 213 in intensive care. Throughout the pandemic, 10,648 Marylanders have ever been hospitalized for the virus, with 4,810 of them released from isolation.

The state has conducted a total of 591,962 coronavirus tests, of which 425,120 have tested negative.

June 25: Deaths Surpass 3K, As Hospitalizations Continue To Fall

More than 3,000 people have died from coronavirus in Maryland.

According to new numbers released Thursday morning, 3,001 people have died from the virus as a total of  65,777 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the state.

The statewide positivity rate is now at 5.05% which is down from the previous two days, when it had increased slightly.

A total of 603,597 coronavirus tests were given to people of which 433,182 were negative.

There are 511 people still hospitalized across the state with 209 in the ICU.

Of the 10,683 people hospitalized over the span of the pandemic, 4,874 have been released from isolation.

June 26: Hospitalizations Drop Below 500 With Less Than 200 In ICU As Cases Top 66K

New numbers show Maryland has a reported 66,115 cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations have dropped below 500.

According to the state, 487 are currently hospitalized with 190 people in the ICU. A total of 3,015 people have died from the virus in Maryland.

The statewide positivity rate is now at 4.92%

June 27: 66.4K Cases Confirmed, Hospitalizations Continue To Decline

New numbers released by the state Saturday show Maryland has a reported 66,450 cases of COVID-19, but hospitalizations continue to drop.

According to state data, 478 people are currently hospitalized with 297 in acute care and 181 in intensive care. A total of 3,030 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Maryland.

The statewide positivity rate is now at 4.86 percent.

A total of 623,927 tests have been conducted across the state with 447,366 results returning negative.

June 28: Hospitalizations Continue To Decline As Cases Top 66.7K

Hospitalizations continue to decline as COVID-19 cases grow to 66,777 in Maryland, the state’s health department reported Sunday morning.

The state’s positivity rate is at 4.89% as hospitalizations drop to 446 with 158 in the ICU.

A total of 3,042 have died.

There have been 631,490 tests administered of which 452,696 were negative.

June 29: Delaware Health Officials Urge Senior Week Beachgoers To Get Tested

Health officials in Delaware reported a number of COVID-19 cases in Rehoboth Beach and Dewey and urged people who may have visited either for Senior Week to get tested.

In Maryland, Queen Anne’s County announced it would restrict access to its county beaches to local residents only due to the pandemic.

Hospitalizations in Maryland remain under 450, going up by one patient as of Monday morning, according to state officials. There are 67,254 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state, with the state positivity rate now at 4.84 percent.

A total of 3,048 people have died, with the state recording six new deaths since Sunday.

Hospitalizations did go up by one case but remain in a general decline, with 447 people hospitalized for the virus currently. Of those patients, 287 are in acute care and 160 are in ICUs.

June 30: As Cases Top 67.5K, Hospitalizations Remain Flat

For the second day in a row, coronavirus hospitalizations in Maryland did not decline, rather went up by a few cases.

Hospitalizations are at 452, slightly up from the 447 reported Monday, which was up one case from Sunday. However, the number of patients in the ICU dropped from 160 to 152.

State officials report a total of 67,559 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the state over the span of the pandemic.

July 1: Total Cases Nears 68K, Hospitalizations Up Slightly

The number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Maryland increased slightly as the total number of cases in the state nears 68,000, data released Wednesday by the state’s health department shows.

The latest data shows 461 Marylanders are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, with 307 of those being acute care cases and 154 people in intensive care. That’s up from 452 hospitalizations on Tuesday and 447 on Monday.

The total number of confirmed cases increased by 359 to 67,918. Of those, 3,077 people died and another 128 are believed to have died from the virus.

July 2: Hospitalizations Decrease Slightly

After several days of slight increases, the number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Maryland fell on Thursday, data from the state health department showed.

As of Thursday morning, 441 people were hospitalized in the state due to COVID-19, with 292 of those cases being acute care and 149 being intensive care. On Wednesday, 461 Marylanders were hospitalized due to the virus.

The total number of cases, meanwhile, increased by 505 to 68,423 as of Thursday morning. Nine more deaths were reported, bringing the total up to 3,086.

July 3: Hospitalizations Continue To Decrease

The number of Marylanders hospitalized due to the coronavirus fell again as the total number of positive cases approaches 69,000.

The health department reported 422 Marylanders were currently hospitalized due to COVID-19. Of those cases, 279 are acute care and 143 are intensive care.

The total number of cases increased from 68,423 on Thursday to 68,961 on Friday. Just under 3,1000 Marylanders have died due to COVID-19.

July 4: Hospitalizations Down; Total Cases Top 69K

Coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Maryland declined again Saturday as the total number of positive cases in the state topped 69,000, data from the state health department shows.

In total, 69,341 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the state since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, the number of people hospitalized in the state due to the virus dropped by a dozen from Friday to 410. Of those, 267 are acute care cases and 143 are intensive care cases.

July 5: Hospitalizations Flat, As COVID-19 Cases To 69.6K

Coronavirus hospitalizations remain flat Sunday, as cases rise to more than 69,600, according to new number released.

The Maryland Health Department reports a total of 69,632 positive COVID-19 cases over the span the pandemic.

The state’s positivity rate is at 4,70%, which is down from 4.87% Saturday.

There are 409 hospitalized Sunday, down one patient from Saturday. But ICU cases went up by one patient as well to 144.

The state also reported a total of at least 3,118 people died from the virus.

July 6: Hospitalizations Continue To Flatten, State Reports Lowest Level Of Deaths Since March 31

Coronavirus hospitalizations in Maryland continue to flatten as the state now reports nearly 70,000 cases as of Monday morning.

The Maryland Health Department reports a total of 69,904 confirmed cases over the span of the pandemic.

The state’s positivity rate is at 4.51 percent, down from 4.70 percent on Sunday.

There are 403 people hospitalized for the virus as of Monday, down six patients since Sunday. ICU patients went down by two cases to 142, and there are 261 people in acute care.

Throughout the pandemic, 11,096 people have ever been hospitalized and 5,029 have been released from isolation.

The state also reports a total of at least 3,121 people have died from the virus, an increase of just three new deaths in the last 24 hours- at the lowest level since March 31, according to Gov. Larry Hogan’s communications director Mike Ricci.

July 7: Hospitalizations Stay Flat; Total Cases Now Over 70K

Maryland has now reported more than 70,000 cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began, data released Tuesday morning by the state’s health department shows.

In total, 70,396 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the state. The number of hospitalizations, meanwhile, remained nearly flat; just one additional hospitalization was reported Tuesday.

Of those in the hospital, 259 are in acute care and 145 are in intensive care.

Nineteen new deaths were reported Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 3,140.

Statewide, 734,342 COVID-19 tests have been conducted, with nearly 524,000 coming back negative. The state’s positive test result rate also remained nearly flat, increasing from 4.51 percent on Monday to 4.53 percent on Tuesday.

July 8: Hospitalizations Fall Below 400 For First Time Since March

For the first time since the end of March, the number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations fell below 400.

The number fell to 398, while the total number of COVID-19 cases approached 71,000.

Gov. Larry Hogan’s spokesperson Mike Ricci tweeted the state has tested 10 percent of Marylanders for the virus.

The total number of deaths, meanwhile, increased by nine to 3,149.

July 9: Hospitalizations Back Over 400; Total Cases Top 71K

After dropping below 400 for the first time since March, the number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Maryland increased slightly Thursday as the number of confirmed cases topped 71,000, data from the state’s health department shows.

As of Thursday, 71,447 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the state.

Meanwhile, 406 people are hospitalized in the state. Of those, 267 are in acute care and 139 are in intensive care.

So far, more than 761,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the state, with 541,134 coming back negative. The state’s positive test result rate sits at 4.53 percent, down slightly from 4.61 percent on Wednesday.

The number of COVID-19 deaths now sits at 3,160, up 11 from Wednesday.

July 10: Hospitalizations Fall Below 400 Again

The number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Maryland fell back below 400 for the second time since March. As of Friday, 385 people are hospitalized due to COVID-19, with 263 in acute care in 122 in intensive care. After falling to 398 hospitalizations on Wednesday, the number increased slightly to 406 on Thursday.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is now at 71,910, up 463 since Thursday.

Statewide, officials have conducted 774,693 COVID-19 tests, of which 549,153 have come back negative. The positive test rate dropped from 4.53 percent on Thursday to 4.34 percent on Friday.

When it comes to deaths, 3,172 Marylanders have died due to the virus.

July 11: Hospitalizations Up Slightly, Over 72.4K Cases Confirmed

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland increased slightly as the state surpassed 72,000 confirmed cases, new data released by the Department of Health Saturday morning shows.

According to state data, 390 people are currently hospitalized as a result of the virus, up five from Friday. 270 people are in acute care, while 120 are in intensive care.

Officials are reporting 72,467 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The statewide positivity rate is now 4.55 percent, up slightly from Friday.

When it comes to deaths, 3,179 Marylanders have died due to the virus.

A total of 786,786 tests have been conducted across the state with 556,810 results returning negative.

July 12: More Ocean City Restaurants Close After Employees Test Positive

Three more restaurants in Ocean City, Maryland, temporarily closed after employees tested positive for the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, 73,109 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported statewide since the pandemic began. The state’s total of hospitalizations increased slightly to 392. Of those, 278 are in acute care and 114 are in intensive care.

The state also surpassed 800,000 COVID-19 tests conducted. Of those, 570,282 have come back negative. Maryland’s statewide positive test rate is 4.45 percent.

In total, 3,188 Marylanders have died from the virus, up nine from the previous day.

July 13: Cases Top 73.5K As Hospitalization Slightly Decline

As coronavirus cases in Maryland top 73,500, hospitalizations slightly declined after a slight increase over the weekend.

The state reports a total of 73,527 positive COVID-19 cases over the span of the pandemic as of July 13.

Currently, 386 people are hospitalized with 108 in the ICU. As of Monday, 3,194 people have died from the virus in the state.

Maryland has administered 818,993 coronavirus tests with 578,430 being negative. The positivity rate is at 4.63%.

July 14: Hospitalizations Go Up By 29, 733 New Cases Reported- Most In 24 Hours Since Early June

Maryland passes 74,000 coronavirus cases as hospitalizations go slightly up compared to Monday morning, officials said Tuesday.

The state reports a total of 74,260 total cases over the span of the pandemic as of July 14.

That’s 733 new confirmed infections in the last 24 hours- the highest new cases in a day since early June.  Eight more people have died, numbers show.

Currently, 415 people are hospitalized for the virus, with 118 in ICUs and 297 people in acute care. At this time, 3,202 people have died from the virus in the state.

Maryland has administered 834,408 tests, with 591,809 testing negative. The state positivity rate is at 4.64 percent according to the state’s data.

July 15: Maryland Reports 700+ New Cases 2nd Consecutive Day As Hospitalizations Up Too

Maryland reports over 700 new cases in 24 hours for the second consecutive day as hospitalizations slightly rise Wednesday morning.

There are now 75,016 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, and 3,209 people have died from the virus.

The state added 756 new cases in 24 hours, with seven new deaths reported.

Currently, there are 447 people hospitalized for the virus with 318 in acute care and 129 in ICUs.

Maryland has administered 855,941 tests, with 605,072 testing negative. The state’s positivity rate is now 4.49 percent of those tested.

State officials also uncovered a “massive criminal enterprise” involving over 47,500 fraudulent claims totaling over $501 million, leading to a broader investigation, Gov. Larry Hogan said.

The governor added at a press conference that Marylanders should avoid traveling out of state as parts of the country continue to see a rise in COVID-19 cases.

July 16: Maryland Reports 600+ Cases, Hospitalizations Tick Slightly Down

Maryland reports over 600 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours as hospitalizations slightly tick down as of Thursday morning.

There are now 75,664 confirmed cases in the state, and 3,215 people have died. The state added 648 new cases in the last day, with six new deaths reported.

Currently, there are 436 people hospitalized in Maryland with 299 in acute care and 137 in ICUs.

Maryland has administered 872,832 tests, with 616,865 testing negative. The state’s positivity rate is now 4.61 percent.

July 17: Hospitalizations Flat As COVID-19 Cases Grow By 700+ Overnight

The number of coronavirus cases in Maryland increased by more than 700 in a day, according to new numbers released Friday.

The state reports a total of 76,371 positive COVID-19 reported in the state, which is up by 707 since Thursday.

But the positivity rate at 4.43% is slightly down and the hospitalizations at 434 are flat.

More then 3,227 Marylanders have died from the virus.

The state has conducted 896,990 tests and of those 631,845 came back negative.

Also of the 434 people hospitalized, 128 remain in the ICU.

Of the 11,728 ever hospitalized, 5,286 were released from isolation.

July 18: COVID-19 Cases Grow By Over 800 Overnight

The number of COVID-19 cases in Maryland increased by over 800 in 24 hours- the most since early June, Saturday morning state numbers show.

There are now 77,206 confirmed cases in the state, up by 835 in one day, and 3,238 people have died.

Hospitalizations are still flat, with 448 people hospitalized for the virus in Maryland compared to 434. There are 311 in acute care and 137 in ICUs.

Maryland has administered 914,954 tests, with 643,780 testing negative.

The statewide positivity rate is now 4.44 percent.

July 19: More Than 900 Cases Reported In 24 Hours, Hospitalizations Flat

More than 900 more COVID-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours in Maryland. It’s another day of large jumps in cases.

There are now 78,131 positive coronavirus cases reported in the state during the span of the pandemic. That’s up 925 cases in a day and 3,247 people have died from the virus.

The state’s positivity rate is at 4.46%. Nearly 30,000 tests were completed in the last 24 hours.

July 20: Health Officials Urge State To Consider Rolling Back Reopening

Health officials from five Maryland counties and Baltimore City urged Deputy Secretary of Health Services Fran Phillips to roll back the state’s reopening restrictions due to an increase in the number of daily coronavirus cases being reported.

In a letter, the officials said they would prefer to see the state take action but are considering a number of steps to slow the spread of COVID-19, including eliminating indoor dining at bars and restaurants.

Meanwhile, Maryland coronavirus cases grew by more than 500 to 78,685. More than 3,252 Marylanders have died from the virus.

Hospitalizations went up to 463 from 449 Sunday, of which 136 are in the ICU.

July 21: More Than 800 Cases Reported In 24 Hours As Hospitalizations Go Up For Second Straight Day

Maryland coronavirus cases saw another jump Tuesday with over 800 new cases reported overnight, according to new state numbers.

The state reported a total of 79, 545 cases, up 860 from Monday.

More than 3,272 people in Maryland have died from the coronavirus since the pandemic began. Twenty more people are confirmed to have died from the virus since Monday’s numbers.

Hospitalizations rose again from 463 to 484, of which 131 are in ICUs with 353 people in acute care.

In Baltimore County, people ages two and older will soon be required to wear masks in indoor places, officials announced Tuesday.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, masks will be required at all indoor places, including houses of worship and indoor recreational facilities under a new public health order. Indoor dining is excluded.

At a news conference, County Executive Johnny Olszewski said the step was something that was necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19.

July 22: Hospitalizations Up, Baltimore City Suspends Indoor Dining, Requires Masks

More than 600 new cases of coronavirus were reported Wednesday as the state reach more than 80,000 COVID-19 cases over the span of the pandemic.

According to the state health department, there are 80,172 confirmed cases of coronavirus with over one million tests administered.

Hospitalizations are also up to 505, which is nearly 20 more than Tuesday. Of those hospitalized, 137 are in the ICU.

More than 3,276 people in Maryland have died from the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

The statewide positivity rate is at 4.49%.

Baltimore City suspended indoor dining and masks or face coverings will be required effective Friday, July 24.

Gov. Larry Hogan was joined by State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon in a press conference, speaking on how while they know people are anxious for a decision on reopening schools, but rather than rushing, they said they want to get it right.

Face coverings will be required for all students and staff if and when Maryland schools reopen, state officials said Wednesday.

Gov. Hogan also called on local Maryland leaders and residents to be responsible when participating in the activities that are allowed.

July 23: More Than 600 New Cases Reported Thursday, Hospitalizations Up Again

More than 600 new coronavirus cases were reported Thursday in Maryland as hospitalization numbers go up again.

The state reported Thursday that there are 80,836 positive COVID-19 cases in the state, up 664 cases since Wednesday.

Hospitalizations are also up to 528 from 505 in a day. However ICU cases are down slightly to 133 from 137.

A total of 3,281 people have died from the virus over the span of the pandemic — four more since Wednesday.

But as Gov. Larry Hogan continues to say, the state’s positivity rate remains below 5%, but is up slightly from Wednesday at 4.56%.

July 24: Baltimore City Tops 10,000 Cases

Baltimore City topped 10,000 coronavirus cases on Friday, becoming the fourth jurisdiction in Maryland to do so.

Statewide, 930 new cases and a dozen deaths were reported, bringing the state’s totals to 81,766 and 3,293, respectively. Five more hospitalizations were reported, bringing the total to 533. Of those, 390 are in acute care and 143 are in intensive care.

July 25: State Records Over 1,200 New Cases, Largest Daily Increase Since May 19

Maryland recorded more than 1,200 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the state’s total to over 83,000, data from the Maryland Department of Health shows.

It’s the largest recorded cases in a day since May 19 which had a recorded overnight change of 1,734.

The state is now reporting 83,054 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Eleven more people have died from the virus.

The number of people hospitalized due to the virus increased by twelve to 545. Of those in the hospital, 388 are in acute care and 157 are in intensive care.

The statewide positivity rate went down to 4.48 percent, as the state has conducted 1,075,316 tests. Of those, 742,272 have tested negative.

July 26: Nearly 700 New Cases In 24 Hours, Total Cases At 83.7K

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Maryland climbed by nearly 700 on Sunday, data from the state’s health department shows.

As of Sunday morning, 83,748 cases have been reported, up 694 from Saturday.

The number of people in the hospital in the state fell by five to 540. Of those, 387 are in acute care and 153 are in intensive care.

The number of deaths reported in the state increased by five to 3,309.

Meanwhile, the percentage of people who tested positive for COVID-19 dropped by one-one hundredth of a percent to 4.47 percent.

Just over 22,000 new tests were reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the state’s total to 1,097,361. Since Saturday, another 12,552 tests were found to be negative.

July 27: New Cases Jump To 1,100 Overnight, Hospitalizations Flat

After a slight dip in new cases, Maryland recorded over 1,100 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, Monday’s state numbers show.

As of Monday morning, 84,876 cases of the coronavirus are confirmed, up 1,128 from Sunday.

The number of hospitalizations in the state fell by four to 536. Of those hospitalized, 391 are in acute care and 145 are in ICUs.

Six more lives were taken by the coronavirus since Sunday, state numbers show.

The statewide positivity rate went up to 4.61 percent.

July 28: As Cases Surpass 85K, Hospitalizations Also Up Slightly

More than 600 new coronavirus cases were reported in Maryland as the total number of cases surpassed 85,000.

New numbers reported Tuesday show a total of 85,524 total COVID-19 cases were reported across the state over the span of the pandemic, up 648 since Monday.

A total of of 544 are hospitalized with 150 in the ICU, which is up from the 536 hospitalized Monday of which 145 were in the ICU.

More than 3,327 Marylanders have died from the virus and 131 more probable deaths were reported.

The positivity rate is down slightly at 4.54% in the state.

July 29: Hospitalizations Up, ICU Beds Down As State Jumps Past 86,000 Cases

The state reports over 750 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours as the total case count jumps past 86,000 on Wednesday.

New numbers show there is now a total of 86,285 cases in Maryland, up 761 since Tuesday.

A total of 571 people are hospitalized, up 27 people overnight. There are 145 people in intensive care- down five cases from Tuesday- and 426 in acute care.

At this time, 3,347 people have died, 20 more people since Tuesday and there are now 131 total probable deaths reported.

The statewide positivity rate went up by .23 percent, now at 4.77 percent.

Gov. Hogan also announced that further reopening plans for Maryland have been “paused” due to the latest increase of COVID-19 cases.

The governor said Maryland will not move into the third phase of the Roadmap to Recovery plan “until it is safe, prudent and thoroughly backed by the data and medical science.”

Maryland is also expanding its order requiring masks be worn as the state continues to fight the coronavirus.

Marylanders also must wear a mask or face covering in public areas of businesses and buildings and in outdoor public areas when it is not possible to maintain social distancing effective Friday, Gov. Hogan announced.

July 31: More Than 1.1K New Cases Reported Friday; New Mask Rules Take Effect Statewide

As coronavirus cases surge again, with more than 1,100 new infections reported statewide Friday, Governor Larry Hogan’s expanded mask mandate went into effect across Maryland Friday evening.

Effective Friday at 5 p.m., Marylanders ages five and older must wear a mask or face-covering in public areas of businesses and buildings and in outdoor public areas when it is not possible to maintain social distancing.

The state health department reported a total of 88,346 cases across the state over the span of the pandemic, including 1,169 new cases since Thursday.

Hospitalizations also slightly increased from 585 Thursday to 590 Friday, but ICU cases are down from 139 to 128.

A total of 3,362 people have died from the virus, five more since Thursday.

The statewide positivity rate also went down slightly to 4.54%.

Aug 1: More Than 1K New COVID-19 Cases Reported

More than 1,000 more coronavirus cases were reported between Friday and Saturday, according to new numbers released by the state.

A total of 89,365 confirmed cases were reported over the span of the pandemic. Hospitalizations remained flat at 592

The statewide positivity rate is now 4.47%

A total of 3,374 people have died from the virus.

Aug 2: Hospitalizations Drop As 900 More Cases Reported Sunday

Hospitalizations dropped Sunday across Maryland even as more than 900 new coronavirus cases were reported.

A total of 90,274 confirmed coronavirus cases were reported in Maryland, as hospitalizations dropped from 592 to 553 with 129 patients in the ICU.

However, seven more Marylanders died this weekend, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 3,381.

The statewide positivity rate increased from 4.47% Saturday to 4.6% Sunday.

Aug. 3: 800+ New COVID-19 Cases Reported As State Total Surpasses 91K

The state reported 870 new coronavirus cases Monday, as the total case number surpassed 91,000. But as the number of hospitalizations declined again slightly to 548 from 553 Sunday, ICU numbers went up from 129 to 135.

A total of 3,389 Marylanders have died from the virus, the state reports.

The state’s positivity rate is now down to 4.36%.

Aug. 4: More Than 700 New Cases Reported, Hospitalizations Remain Flat

More than 700 new coronavirus cases were reported Tuesday morning as the state nears 92,000 total cases.

The state health department reported a total of 91,854 COVID-19 cases over the span of the pandemic, which is 710 more than Monday.

Hospitalizations remained flat at 547 — just down one since Monday, but ICU cases increased by two — to 137.

The state positivity rate is now at 4.44%.

More than 3,396 deaths were reported due to the virus.

August 5: More Than 550 New Cases Reported, Hospitalizations Flat. Maryland State Fair Canceled

More than 550 new coronavirus cases were reported Wednesday morning as the state passes 92,000 total cases in Maryland.

The state health department reported a total of 92,426 of COVID-19 cases over the span of the pandemic, which is 572 more since Tuesday.

Hospitalizations remained steady at 555, just eight more since Wednesday but ICU cases went down by three to 134.

The state positivity rate is now at 4.05 percent.

Six more people have died from the virus, bringing the total to 3,402.

There have been a total of 1,332,181 tests administered in the state with more than 889,969 testing negative.

The Maryland State Fair announced its regular event will be canceled this year, barring some livestock events.

Aug 6: Hospitalizations Down; 500+ New COVID-19 Cases Reported As Total Surpasses 93K

More than 500 new coronavirus cases were reported Thursday morning as the state’s total surpassed 93,000.

State officials reported a total of 93,005 COVID-19 cases in state over the span of the pandemic, which is 579 more than Wednesday.

Hospitalizations also decreased from 555 to 535, but ICU cases went up slightly from 135 to 139.

A total of 3,415 Marylanders have died from the virus.

The state’s positivity rate is down to 4.03%.

Mayor Jack Young signed an executive order reopening indoor dining at a reduced capacity, while still adding some updated restrictions on gatherings.

Restaurants may reopen in Baltimore City for indoor dining at 25 percent capacity with social distancing and face coverings when not eating or drinking, outdoor gatherings must be capped at 25 people.

Indoor gatherings- including religious facilities, retail establishments and malls, the casino and indoor recreation establishments- will be capped at 25 percent capacity or 25 people-whichever is lower.

Aug 7: More Than 800 New Cases Reported Friday, Hospitalizations Down Slightly

More than 800 new coronavirus cases were reported in Maryland Friday, as total case numbers near 94,000.

Hospitalizations are slightly down from 535 to 528, as ICU numbers went down to 135 from 139.

Fourteen more Marylanders have died from the virus since Thursday, bringing the total number of deaths to 3,429.

The statewide positivity rate is now 3.90%.

August 8: 700+ New Cases Reported, Hospitalizations Down Again

More than 750 new coronavirus cases were reported in Maryland on Saturday as the total case numbers in the state surpass 94,00.

The state is reporting 94,581 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

Hospitalizations went down again slightly from 528 to 515, with ICU numbers going down again from 139 to 127.

Eleven more Marylanders have died from the virus since Friday, bringing the total number of deaths to 3,440.

The state’s positivity rate went up slightly from 3.90 percent to 4.03 percent overnight.

Aug. 9: Hospitalizations Up, 900+ More Cases As Total Surpasses 95K

Coronavirus hospitalizations are up and the cases number grew by more than 900 Sunday in Maryland, as the state reports a total of 95,503 confirmed COVID-19 cases over the span of the pandemic.

According to officials, there are 922 more COVID-19 cases since Saturday.

Hospitalizations also increased by 10 total bringing the total to 525 — nine more acute cases and one more patient in the ICU, making the total 128.

Eight more people died since Saturday, meaning 3,448 Marylanders have died over the span of the pandemic.

The statewide positivity rate is at 3.75%.

August 10: Hospitalizations Up Again, 750+ Cases Reported As Total Surpasses 96K

The state added 755 new coronavirus cases since Sunday as hospitalizations go up slightly again Monday morning.

Maryland is now reporting 96,258 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Hospitalizations went up again slightly from 525 to 534- a total of 415 in acute care and 119 in ICUs.

Six more people have died from the virus, meaning a total of 3,454 Marylanders have died throughout the pandemic.

The statewide positivity rate went down again, now at 3.62 percent.

August 11: Slightly Less New Cases Reported With 585 Overnight, Hospitalizations Flat

Maryland adds 585 new cases overnight as the total coronavirus state count nears 97,000 on Tuesday.

The state is now reporting 96, 843 total cases.

Hospitalizations remained flat, going up by four to 529 as of Tuesday. There are 408 people in acute care and 121 in ICUS.

Thirteen more Marylanders have died, the state reports, bringing the total of deaths to 3,467.

The statewide positivity rate continues to slightly drop, now at 3.54 percent from 3.62 percent on Monday.

August 12: Hospitalizations Drop Below 500 For First Time In Weeks

Maryland adds 541 coronavirus cases overnight as the state passes 97,000 total cases on Wednesday and hospitalizations are under 500 cases for the first time in weeks.

The state is now reporting 97,384 cases over the course of the pandemic.

Hospitalizations went down from 529 to 488 since Tuesday morning, with 371 in acute care and 117 in ICUs.

The statewide positivity rate went up slightly to 3.61 percent.

August 13: Hospitalizations Down As 700+ New Cases Reported Bringing Total Past 98K

With 776 new coronavirus cases reported in Maryland Thursday, the total number of COVID-19 cases reported during the pandemic is now past 98,000.

State officials report a total of 98,160 confirmed cases in Maryland as hospitalizations are down by 18 to 470. Of those hospitalized, 111 patients are in the ICU.

The statewide positivity rate is also down from 3.61% to 3.49%.

Nine more Marylanders have died from the virus since Wednesday, bringing the total deaths to 3,483 in the state.

August 14: Hospitalizations, ICU Are Down As COVID-19 Cases Totals Near 99K

At least 700 more coronavirus cases were reported in Maryland Friday as the total nears 99,000.

State officials said the state now has 98,875 total confirmed cases of COVID-19. Hospitalizations and ICU cases continue to trend down with 457 patients in the hospital, of which 107 are in the ICU.

The statewide positivity rate went up to 3.63%.

Twelve more Marylanders have been reported dead since Thursday, bringing the total number of 3,495.

August 15: Hospitalizations Down, COVID-19 Cases Inch Toward 100K

Maryland reports 818 more coronavirus cases on Saturday as the total inches closer to 100,000.

This brings the state total to 99,693. Hospitalizations and ICU cases continue to trend down but went up by three people with 460 people in hospitals across the state and 107 in ICUs.

The statewide positivity rate is 3.43 percent.

Four more people have died since Friday, bringing the total number to 3,499.

August 16: Coronavirus Cases Top 100K In Maryland

Maryland became the 19th state in the country to cross the 100,000-case threshold, with a total of 100,212 cases reported.

Three more deaths and 15 more hospitalizations were reported, bringing the totals to 3,502 and 475, respectively.

August 17: Hospitalizations Down, Only 2 Deaths Reported Overnight

Maryland adds 503 new cases overnight into Monday and two more people have died.

Hospitalizations went down to 435 cases with 329 in acute care and 106 in ICUs.

Maryland became the 19th state in the country to top 100,000 coronavirus cases as of Sunday, data shows.

The state has administered a total of 1,645,642 tests, with a total of 1,056,897 testing negative.

August 18: Hospitalizations Up Slightly, ICUs Flat

The state is reporting 520 new coronavirus cases since Monday as hospitalizations go up slightly with ICUs flat.

Maryland reports a total of 101,235 confirmed COVID-19 cases throughout the pandemic.

Seven more people have died, state data shows.

Hospitalizations went up by 18 cases, with 453 total hospitalized. The number of people in acute care went up to 351 while ICUs went down by four to just 102 cases.

The state has administered a total of 1,661,701 tests with 1,066,070 testing negative and the statewide positivity rate is now 3.21 percent.

August 19: Coronavirus In Maryland: Hospitalizations, ICU Cases Up As Total Tops 101.6K

Hospitalizations and ICU cases are both up Wednesday in Maryland as the state reports a total of 101,649 coronavirus cases.

Cases went up by more than 400 since Tuesday, with 22 more hospitalizations and five more ICU cases were reported.

Eleven more Marylanders have died from the virus.

The statewide positivity rate remains flat at 3.22%.

August 20: Hospitalizations Down, Positivity Rate Up As Maryland Tops 102K Cases

Maryland’s coronavirus positivity rate increased Thursday while the number of people hospitalized due to the virus fell, data from the state’s health department shows.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the state increased by 580 to 102,229.

Hospitalizations, meanwhile, decreased from 475 on Wednesday to 455 on Thursday. Of those, 348 are in acute care and 107 are in intensive care.

Nine more people died, bringing the state’s death toll to 3,531.

For the first time, the state reported all 24 jurisdictions in the state have positivity rates below five percent.

August 21: Positivity Rate Falls, Hospitalizations Flat As Case Total Approaches 103K

Maryland’s coronavirus positivity rate fell as the state reported 670 new cases of the virus. Maryland has now recorded 102,899 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3,536 deaths.

The positivity rate, meanwhile, fell from 3.29 percent to 3.08 percent.

August 22: Hospitalizations Down, Over 103.5K Cases Confirmed

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland decreased slightly as the state surpassed 103,000 confirmed cases, new data released by the Department of Health Saturday morning shows.

According to state data, 441 people are currently hospitalized as a result of the virus, down 14 from Friday. 343 people are in acute care, while 98 are in intensive care.

Officials are reporting 103,523 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The statewide positivity rate is now 3.09 percent, up from 3.08 percent Friday.

When it comes to deaths, 3,546 Marylanders have died due to the virus.

A total of 1,751,515 tests have been conducted across the state with 1,116,918 results returning negative.

August 23: Positivity Rate Up, Hospitalizations Down As State Surpasses 104K Total Cases

Maryland’s statewide coronavirus positivity rate increased slightly on Sunday as the state’s total number of coronavirus cases surpassed 104,000.

As of August 23, there have been 104,102 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3,552 deaths in Maryland, up 579 and six, respectively.

The number of hospitalizations fell from 441 to 407. Of those, 308 are in acute care and 99 are in intensive care.

In terms of testing, Maryland has seen 1,772,656 total COVID-19 tests, of which 1,128,794 have come back negative. The positivity rate increased from 3.09 percent to 3.13 percent.

August 24: Positivity Rate Up Again As More Than 500 New Cases Reported

More than 500 new coronavirus cases were reported Monday in Maryland, as health officials report the COVID-19 positivity rate is up again.

State officials say the positivity rate is up to 3.27% from 3.13% Sunday, which had increased from Saturday.

Since Sunday, there were 567 more COVID-19 cases reported in the state, bringing the total to 104,669 cases over the span of the pandemic.

Of those cases, 407 patients remain hospitalized Monday. The number of ICU patients increased from 99 to 103.

A total of 3,554 Marylanders have died from the virus, two more since Sunday.

August 25: ICUs Back Under 100, 377 New Cases Reported

The state added over 350 new coronavirus cases Tuesday as ICUs are once again under 100.

Since Monday, there were 377 more COVID-19 cases reported in the state, bringing the total to 105,046 cases over the course of the pandemic.

Of those cases, 411 are hospitalized, with 314 in acute care and 97 in ICUs, back down since Monday from 103.

At this time, a total of 3,564 people have died from the virus. Ten more Marylanders have died since Monday, officials say.

August 26: Hospitalizations, ICU Cases, Positivity Rate Up

Coronavirus hospitalizations and ICU cases are up in Maryland, according to the latest numbers released by state health officials.

A total of 105,486 positive COVID-19 cases were reported over the span of the pandemic in the state — 440 more since Tuesday.

Hospitalizations are up to 432 from 411 Tuesday, while ICU cases are up to 106 from 97.

Ten more Marylanders have died from the virus, bringing the total to 3,574.

The statewide positivity rate is now 3.35%, which is also up from Tuesday.

August 27: Hospitalizations, Positivity Rate Down As Total Cases Surpass 106K

Maryland’s coronavirus positivity rate fell slightly as the state’s total number of confirmed cases topped 106,000, the health department reported.

The Maryland Department of Health reported 106,063 positive COVID-19 cases in the state, up 440 from Wednesday.

Hospitalizations fell from 432 on Wednesday to 412 on Thursday. Of those, 305 are in acute care and 107 are in intensive care.

Six more people in the state have died from the virus, bringing the death toll to 3,580.

The state has seen 1,841,425 total COVID-19 tests conducted, of which 1,169,019 came back negative. The positivity rate fell from 3.35 percent on Wednesday to 3.30 percent on Thursday.

Gov. Hogan also announced all county school systems in Maryland are authorized to safely reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, though decisions will be made at the local level.

August 28: Hospitalizations, ICU Cases Remain Flat As Cases Surpass 106.6K

The Maryland Department of Health is reporting a total of 106,664 positive coronavirus cases over the span of the pandemic as of Friday, which is 601 more cases since Thursday.

Hospitalizations remained flat at 412 as well as ICU cases which dropped by one to 106.

The statewide positivity rate is at 3.32%, which is also down from Thursday.

A total of 3,593 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, which is 13 more people since Thursday.

August 29: Hospitalizations Down, ICUs Flat As Cases Top 107K

 Maryland reports a total of 107,294 cases of the coronavirus over the span of the pandemic, adding 630 new cases since Friday.

Hospitalizations went down from 412 to 387, with ICUs flat at 106.

The statewide positivity rate is now 3.37.

A total of 3,603 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, up 10 since Friday.

The state has administered 1,894,410 tests, with 1,197,189 coming back negative.

August 30: State Positivity Rate, Hospitalizations Down As Nearly 500 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Sunday

As of Sunday morning, a total of 107,791 positive coronavirus cases were reported over the span of the pandemic in Maryland. That’s nearly 500 more cases since Saturday.

The state positivity rate is slightly down to 3.3% and hospitalizations are down by 29 from Saturday’s 387 to 358. ICU cases are flat doing up just one case to 107.

A total of 3,609 Marylanders have died from the virus, the state reporting six more deaths Sunday.

August 31: Hospitalizations Up Slightly, ICUs Flat

Maryland reports 458 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, state officials said Monday.

There are now 108,249 confirmed cases throughout the pandemic in the state. The statewide positivity rate is down to 3.26 percent and hospitalizations are back up slightly from Sunday’s 358 to 377. ICU cases are flat at 107.

A total of 3,612 Marylanders have died from the virus, the state reporting three more deaths Monday.

Classes began in-person at Catholic schools in the Baltimore Archdiocese.

September 1: Maryland Can Enter Stage 3 Of Reopening, Gov. Hogan Says

Maryland can officially enter Stage 3 of its Roadmap to Recovery Plan starting Friday at 5 p.m., Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday afternoon.

Movie theaters and live entertainment venues will be able to open at 50 percent capacity, or up to 100 people at indoor venues, or 250 people at outdoor venues.

All retail stores, as well as churches and houses of worship, will be able to increase capacity from 50 percent to 75 percent.

Gov. Hogan said the law still empowers individual counties to make decisions that are more restricted regarding the timing of Stage 3 reopenings in individual jurisdictions.

Maryland adds 614 new coronavirus cases as hospitalizations go up slightly Tuesday morning.

The state reports a total of 108,863 confirmed coronavirus cases, and the state positivity rate has gone up slightly to 3.39 percent.

Hospitalizations are up again from 377 to 385, with ICUs going from 107 to 112 on Tuesday.

Throughout the pandemic, 3,617 people have died from the virus- with the state reporting five more deaths Tuesday.

September 2: Hospitalizations Slightly Down, ICU Cases Flat As More Than 450 New Cases Reported

More than 450 new coronavirus cases were reported in Maryland as of Wednesday morning, as the number of hospitalizations slightly decreased.

A total of 109,319 COVID-19 cases were reported in Maryland over the span of the pandemic, that’s 456 more than Tuesday. Hospitalizations went down from 377 to 370, while ICU cases remain flat going up by once case since Tuesday to 113.

A total of 3,623 Marylanders have died from the virus, six more since Tuesday.

The state’s positivity rate is down to 3.36%.

September 3: Total Cases Top 110K

The number of Marylanders hospitalized due to the coronavirus and the state’s positivity rate increased slightly Thursday as the state topped 110,000 total cases of the virus, data from the state’s health department shows.

As of Thursday, Maryland has logged 110,012 total COVID-19 cases and 3,634 deaths, up from 109,319 and 3,623 on Wednesday.

The state’s test positivity rate increased from 3.36 percent on Wednesday to 3.41 percent on Thursday. Nearly two million tests have been conducted in the state — 1,989,891; of those, 1,247,593 came back negative.

The number of hospitalizations also went up from 370 on Wednesday to 382 on Thursday. Of those, 270 are in acute care and 112 are in intensive care.

September 4: 800+ New COVID-19 Cases Reported Friday, Hospitalizations Up

More than 800 new coronavirus cases were reported by the state Friday morning as Labor Day weekend begins.

Maryland is now reporting a total of 110,831 COVID-19 cases over the span of the pandemic. Hospitalizations also went up to 395 from 382 Thursday, but ICU cases went down to 108 from 112.

A total of 3,645 people have died in Maryland from the virus, 11 more deaths reported since Thursday.

The state’s positivity rate is at 3.48% also up since Thursday.

More than two million coronavirus tests have been administered with more than 1.26 million coming back negative.

September 5: Hospitalizations Drop, State Surpasses 111K Confirmed Cases

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland decreased as the state surpassed 111,000 confirmed cases, new data released by the Department of Health Saturday morning shows.

According to state data, 353 people are currently hospitalized as a result of the virus, down 42 from Friday. 253 people are in acute care, while 100 are in intensive care.

Officials are reporting 111,607 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The statewide positivity rate is now 3.46 percent, up from 3.48 percent Friday.

When it comes to deaths, 3,652 Marylanders have died due to the virus.

A total of 2,047,516 tests have been conducted across the state with 1,272,848 results returning negative.

September 6: Hospitalizations Down As COVID-19 Cases Surpass 112K

Coronavirus hospitalization numbers are down again as the state surpasses 112,000 cases over the span of the pandemic.

The state health department reports Sunday 341 people are hospitalized of which 96 are in the ICU. A total of 112,119 COVID-19 cases were reported in the state — 512 more cases since Saturday.

The statewide positivity rate is at 3.63% — up from Saturday.

A total of 3,655 Marylanders have died from the virus, three more since Saturday.

September 7: 764 Cases Added, 5 More Deaths Reported

Coronavirus hospitalizations are slightly up as Maryland adds 764 cases on Monday.

The state health department reports 21 more people are hospitalized- with a total of 362 people are currently hospitalized, and 109 people in ICUs beds.

A total of 112,883 COVID-19 cases were reported in the state over the span of the pandemic.

The statewide positivity rate is now at 3.84 percent.

Five more Marylanders have died from the virus, bringing the total to 3,660.

September 8: 356 New Cases, Hospitalizations Flat

Maryland adds 356 new coronavirus cases Tuesday morning, as the state total surpasses 113,000 and hospitalizations stay flat.

The state reports 113,239 total cases over the span of the pandemic, and three more people are hospitalized- a total of 365. Of those, 102 are in ICUs and 263 are in acute care.

The statewide positivity rate is now at 3.68 percent- slightly down since Monday.

Three more Marylanders have died from the virus, bringing the total to 3,663.

September 9: 336 New COVID-19 Cases Reported; Hospitalizations, Positivity Rate Roughly Flat

Maryland reported 336 new cases of the coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 113,575, data from the state’s health department shows.

The number of hospitalizations increased by five to 370 as of Wednesday; of those, 275 are in acute care and 95 are in intensive care.

After conducting 2,109,473 total COVID-19 tests, the state’s positivity rate sits at 3.7 percent, up slightly from 3.68 percent on Tuesday.

Nine more deaths from the virus were reported, bringing the state’s total to 3,672.

September 10: 503 New COVID-19 Cases Reported, Hospitalizations Down

Maryland recorded just over 500 new coronavirus cases on Thursday as the state’s total surpassed 114,000, data from the state’s health department shows.

As of Thursday morning, the state has seen 114,078 COVID-19 cases and 3,679 deaths. Seven new deaths were reported in Thursday’s update.

The statewide positivity rate sits at 3.71 percent, up slightly from 3.7 percent on Wednesday and 3.68 percent on Tuesday. More than 2.1 million COVID-19 tests — 2,128,024 — have been conducted, 1,309,649 of which came back negative.

A dozen fewer people were hospitalized due to the virus as of Thursday than compared to Wednesday; the total sits at 358, of whom 266 are in acute care and 92 are in intensive care.

Intensive care cases are at their lowest level since March 28, the state data shows.

September 11: Positivity Rate, Hospitalizations Increase; Case Total At 114.7K

The coronavirus positivity rate and number of hospitalizations from the virus in Maryland both increased Friday as the state reports nearly 650 new cases, data from the state’s health department shows.

As of Friday, Maryland has reported 114,724 COVID-19 cases, up 646 from Thursday.

The positivity rate sits at 3.76%, up from 3.71% on Thursday and 3.68% on Tuesday. The state has conducted 2,150,638 COVID-19 tests, 1,318,152 of which came back negative.

The number of people hospitalized due to the virus increased by 11 to 369, with 280 in acute care and 89 in intensive care. The intensive care cases continue to fall, now sitting at their lowest level since March 28, the state data shows.

Six new coronavirus-related deaths were reported, bringing the state’s total to 3,685.

September 12: Hospitalizations Drop, State Surpasses 115K Confirmed Cases

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland decreased slightly as the state surpassed 115,000 confirmed cases, new data released by the Department of Health Saturday morning shows.

According to state data, 361 people are currently hospitalized as a result of the virus, down eight from Friday, of which 276 people are in acute care and 85 are in intensive care.

Officials are reporting 115,533 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The statewide positivity rate is now 3.72 percent, down from 3.76 percent Friday.

When it comes to deaths, 3,693 Marylanders have died due to the virus.

A total of 2,183,941 tests have been conducted across the state with 1,328,919 results returning negative.

September 13: Hospitalizations, Positivity Rate Down Slightly; State Tops 116K Cases

The number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations and Maryland’s coronavirus positivity rate both decreased slightly Sunday as the state topped 116,000 total cases of the virus, data from the state’s health department shows.

The state reported an additional 577 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 116,110.

Two new deaths were also reported, bringing the death toll to 3,695.

Hospitalizations decreased by ten to 351, of which 262 were acute care cases and 89 were intensive care cases.

The positivity rate sits at 3.68%, down from 3.72% on Saturday. In total, 2,207,458 tests have been conducted, 1,339,735 of which have come back negative.

September 14: Hospitalizations Flat, State Adds 536 New Cases

The state reports 536 new coronavirus cases as of Monday morning as hospitalizations are flat.

There are now 116,646 cases in Maryland, with only one new death reported according to state data.

Hospitalizations went down by four to 347 with 90 in ICUs, but remain flat overall.

The state positivity rate is down, now at 3.54 percent

In total, the state has conducted 2,226,655 tests, with 1,348,217 testing negative.

September 15: Hospitalizations Up, State Tops 117K Cases

Maryland reports 599 new coronavirus cases and 10 new deaths as hospitalizations jump up Tuesday morning.

Hospitalizations rose by 24 cases since Monday, from 347 to 371 hospitalized in Maryland. There are 93 people in intensive care and 278 in acute care, state data shows.

There are 117,245 cases in the state, and 3,706 Marylanders have died from the virus.

The state positivity rate is now at 3.62 percent, with the state conducting a total of 2,245,666 tests. Of those, 1,355,537 tested negative throughout the pandemic.

September 16: Hospitalizations Fall; 643 New Cases Reported

Maryland’s health department reported 643 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 117,888.

The number of hospitalizations fell from 371 on Tuesday to 349 on Wednesday. Of those, the state reported 261 acute care cases and 86 intensive care cases.

Statewide, the state has reported 2,272,265 COVID-19 tests have been conducted, of which 1,365,070 have come back negative. The state’s positivity rate fell to 3.44%.

Six more deaths from the virus were reported, bringing the state’s total to 3,712.

Meanwhile, Baltimore city officials announced Wednesday that some youth fall sports will return and they will begin to permit for private events at parks as the city is reporting a downward trend for the coronavirus.

September 17: Hospitalizations Flat, 631 New Cases Added

Maryland reports 631 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s total to 118,519 cases.

The number of hospitalizations is flat for the most part, going from 349 to 353 on Thursday. Of those, 83 Marylanders are in intensive care and 270 in acute care.

The state positivity rate went down to 3.33 percent, with the state conducting a total of 2,299,608 tests throughout the pandemic, with 1,375,823 testing negative.

Five more Marylanders have died from the virus, bringing the state total to 3,717.

Baltimore County Public Schools also announced plans to reopen schools for some in-person learning in November.

September 18: More Than 119K COVID-19 Cases Reported, Hospitalizations Slightly Down

As of Friday morning, Maryland health officials said there a total of 119,062 positive coronavirus cases over the span of the pandemic. That’s up 543 cases since Thursday.

There are a total of 347 people hospitalized, down 6 from Thursday and 84 patients are in the ICU.

The state positivity rate is down to 3.21%

A total of 2,324,252 COVID-19 tests have been administered in the state with 1,385,805 coming back negative.

Seven more Marylanders died from the virus since Thursday, bringing the total number of deaths to 3,724.

Gov. Larry Hogan announced that indoor dining could increase capacity from 50 percent to 75 percent.

September 19: Hospitalizations, State Positivity Rate Down As Maryland Adds Over 600 Cases

Maryland reports 682 new coronavirus cases since Friday morning, bringing the total to 119,744 total cases in the state since the pandemic began.

Hospitalizations are down by over 20, with a total of 324 Marylanders hospitalized. Of those, 75 are in ICUs and 249 are in acute care.

The state positivity rate went down again, from 3.21 percent to 3.07 percent, state numbers show. A total of 2,361,383 tests have been administered in Maryland throughout the pandemic- with 1,399,060 testing negative.

Eight more Marylanders have died from the coronavirus, bringing the state total to 3,732.

September 20: Hospitalizations, Positivity Rate Fall As State Tops 120K Cases

Maryland reported 412 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the state’s total to more than 120,000, data from the Maryland Department of Health shows.

As of Sunday, Maryland has seen 120,156 COVID-19 cases. Three more deaths were reported, bringing the state’s total to 3,735.

Hospitalizations fell by 43 to 281, of which 213 were acute care cases and 68 were intensive care cases. The ICU case total is at the lowest it’s been since March 26 and the overall hospitalization total is at its lowest since March 30, state data shows.

The positivity rate fell to 2.85%, according to state data. In total, 2,390,269 COVID-19 tests have been conducted, of which 1,409,320 have come back negative.

September 21: State Positivity Rate Lowest Since March; Dining Capacity Increases To 75%

Maryland reports 412 new coronavirus cases Monday morning- the exact same increase as Sunday, as the state sees the lowest positivity rate since March.

As of Sunday, Maryland has seen 120,568 COVID-19 cases. Four more deaths were reported, bringing the state’s total to 3,739.

Hospitalizations went up slightly from 281 to 290, of which 219 are in acute care and 71 in ICUs, up by three.

The state positivity rate went down to 2.75 percent- the lowest throughout the span of the pandemic. A total of 2,407,618 have been tested, with 1,417,061 testing negative.

Also Monday, most jurisdictions, except Anne Arundel and Frederick counties and Baltimore City, moved to 75% restaurant capacity.

September 22: Positivity Rate Falls Again, Hospitalizations Up As State Nears 121K Cases

Maryland’s coronavirus positivity rate, already at its lowest level since the pandemic began, fell again Tuesday, the state’s health department reported.

As of Tuesday, 120,912 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the state, up 344 from Monday. Nine new deaths were reported, bringing the state’s total to 3,748.

The number of hospitalizations increased to 309, 232 of which were acute care cases and 77 of which were intensive care cases.

In total, the state has had 2,422,067 COVID-19 tests conducted, of which 1,423,102 came back negative. The positivity rate fell to 2.65% from 2.75%.

Johns Hopkins University, unlike the state, does not count multiple tests for the same person. It puts the positivity rate at 5.4%.

September 23: Positivity Rate Down, Hospitalizations Up As State Surpasses 121K Cases

Maryland’s coronavirus positivity rate dropped again Wednesday and the number of hospitalizations increased as the state surpassed 121,000 total cases, data from the state’s health department shows.

As of Wednesday, 121,297 cases have been reported in Maryland, up 385 from Tuesday. Eight more deaths were reported, bringing the total to 3,756.

Hospitalizations increased by 23 from Tuesday to a total of 332. Of those, 253 are acute care cases and 79 are acute care cases.

The positivity rate decreased from 2.65% on Tuesday to 2.6% on Wednesday, the health department reported. Of a total of 2,441,225 COVID-19 tests conducted in the state, 1,430,808 have come back negative.

September 24: Positivity Rate Declines As Cases Near 122K; High School Sports Can Return

The statewide coronavirus positivity decreased again Thursday as a total of 121,800 cases were reported in Maryland over the span of the pandemic.

Nine more Marylanders died from COVID-19 since Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths to 3,765.

Hospitalizations increased by 17 cases to 349, of which 81 patients remain in the ICU.

More than 2.46 million coronavirus tests have been administered in the state and 1.43 million have come back negative.

The Maryland State Board of Education announced Thursday that high school fall sports may resume starting next month, with practices beginning October 7.

Golf competitions will resume October 7 with other fall sports competitions starting October 27.

September 25: Positivity Rate Continues To Decline As Cases Surpass 122K

The coronavirus positivity rate continues to decline Friday as total cases reach 122,359.

The statewide positivity rate is now at 2.51%.

Seven more Marylanders died since Thursday bringing the total deaths to 3,772.

Both hospitalizations and ICU cases are down to 344 and 79.

September 26: Positivity Rate Slightly Up, Cases Inch Closer To 123K

Maryland reports 613 new coronavirus cases as the state, bringing the total cases closer to 123,000 as the positivity rate goes up slightly Saturday morning.

Throughout the pandemic, the state has reported 122,972 COVID-19 cases.

The statewide positivity rate went from 2.51 percent to 2.56 percent, state numbers show.

Eight more Marylanders have died from the virus, bringing the total deaths to 3,780.

Hospitalizations are flat, going up by three cases total to 347 and ICU cases up to 81.

The state has administered 2,525,658 tests with 1,461,328 testing negative.

September 27: 10 More Deaths Reported Sunday As Hospitalizations Decrease

Maryland reports 431 new coronavirus cases as the state surpasses a total of 123,000 cases Sunday morning.

Throughout the pandemic, the state has reported 123,403 COVID-19 cases.

The statewide positivity rate went from 2.56 percent to 2.57 percent, state numbers show.

10 more Marylanders have died from the virus, bringing the total deaths to 3,790.

September 28: Three More Deaths Reported, ICUs Decrease

Maryland reports 477 new coronavirus cases and three deaths, as ICU cases went down Monday morning.

Throughout the pandemic, the state has reported a total of 123,880 cases.

The statewide positivity rate went from 2.57 percent to 2.58 percent.

Hospitalizations are down, now at 315 total hospitalized in the state, with 233 in acute care and 82 in ICUs.

The state has administered 2,573,607 tests with 1,479,219 testing negative.

Three more Marylanders have died from the virus, bringing the total to 3,793.

September 29: Hospitalizations Up As Cases Surpass 124K

More than 400 new coronavirus cases were reported Tuesday in Maryland, bringing the total number of cases to 124,311.

Hospitalizations increased by 29 to 344 and nine more Marylanders have died since Monday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 3,802 around the state.

The statewide positivity rate remained flat at 2.59%.

The number of patients in the ICU went slightly down to 79 from 82.

September 30: Hospitalizations Down, Positivity Rate Up

Maryland reports 414 new coronavirus cases Wednesday morning, bringing the state’s total throughout the pandemic to 124,725.

Hospitalizations went down from 344 to 334 with 77 people in ICUs. Three more Marylanders haver died since Tuesday of the virus, officials said, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths throughout the pandemic to 3,805.

The state positivity rate went back up Wednesday from 2.59% to 2.68% after staying flat on Tuesday.

The state has administered 2,605,913 coronavirus tests with a 1,493,282 testing negative.

Over 15,500 people have been hospitalized in Maryland during the span of the pandemic.

October 1: 785 New Cases, No New Deaths Reported As State Passes 125K Total Cases

Maryland saw 785 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, though no new deaths were reported and three fewer people were in the hospital, data from the state’s health department published Thursday morning showed.

Maryland has now seen 125,510 COVID-19 cases and 3,805 deaths.

Of the 331 people in the hospital, 257 are in acute care and 74 are in intensive care.

The state’s positivity rate sits at 2.88%, up from 2.68% on Wednesday. Statewide, 2,629,898 COVID-19 tests have been conducted, of which 1,502,690 came back negative.

With the numbers generally improving, Gov. Hogan announced indoor visitation at nursing homes can begin immediately if those facilities have not had any positive cases in two weeks.

The state is also lifting limits on childcare facilities, and they can now operate at their full, licensed capacity.

October 2: 712 New COVID-19 Cases Reported, Hospitalizations Down

Maryland saw 712 new coronavirus cases and one new death from the virus in the past 24 hours, the state’s health department reported Friday morning.

As of Friday, the state has recorded 126,222 cases of COVID-19 and 3,806 deaths.

Hospitalizations from the virus fell Friday, with 323 people hospitalized in Maryland compared to 331 on Thursday and 347 on Monday. Of those, 243 are in acute care and 80 are in intensive care.

The positivity rate increased slightly from 2.88% to 2.93%. Maryland has seen a total of 2,660,800 COVID-19 tests conducted, of which 1,513,563 have come back negative.

President Donald Trump was also hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center “out of an abundance of caution” less than a day after he tested positive for coronavirus.

October 3: 597 New COVID-19 Cases Reported, Positivity Rate Up Slightly

Maryland saw 597 coronavirus cases and seven new deaths from the virus in the past 24 hours, the state’s Department of Health reported Saturday morning.

As of Saturday, the state has recorded 126,819 cases of COVID-19 and 3,813 deaths.

Hospitalizations from the virus remained stable Saturday, with 323 people hospitalized in Maryland.

The positivity rate increased slightly, from 2.93% to 2.98%. Maryland has seen a total of 2,688,866 coronavirus tests conducted, of which 1,522,906 have come back negative.

October 4: State Positivity Rate Back Over 3% As 471 New Cases Reported

 Maryland saw 471 coronavirus cases and one new death from the virus in the past 24 hours, the state’s Department of Health reported Sunday morning.

As of Sunday, the state has recorded 127,290 cases of COVID-19 and 3,814 deaths.

Hospitalizations from the virus dropped by 3, with 320 people hospitalized in Maryland.

The positivity rate increased slightly, from 2.98% to 3.01%. Maryland has seen a total of 2,715,230 coronavirus tests conducted, of which 1,532,557 have come back negative.

October 5: State Positivity Rate Remains Above 3%

Maryland reports 501 new coronavirus cases overnight, and the positivity rate remains above 3% on Monday.

As of Monday morning, the state has recorded 127,791 cases throughout the pandemic. Three more Marylanders have died, bringing the total to 3,817.

Hospitalizations went up by 18, with 338 now hospitalized in the state. There are 85 people in ICUs at this time, state numbers show.

The positivity rate increased again, this time just by 0.01%. It now stands at 3.02%.

October 6: State Positivity Rate Declines For First Time In 11 Days

Maryland adds 413 new coronavirus cases as the statewide positivity rate is back down Tuesday, state numbers show.

There are now 128,204 infections throughout the pandemic, and six more Marylanders have died from the virus. The total is now at 3,823.

Hospitalizations continue to rise however, with 22 added in 24 hours, now at 360 total hospitalizations. There are 88 people in ICUs, up three from yesterday.

The positivity rate did fall back down below 3%, dropping for the first time in 11 days. It now stands at 2.95%.

Throughout the course of the pandemic, a total of 2,752,546 tests have been administered. Of those, 1,547,023 have tested negative.

October 7: Positivity Rate Falls Again, Hospitalizations Increase

Maryland’s coronavirus positivity rate fell Wednesday as the number of hospitalizations increased and 460 new cases of the virus were reported, according to data from the state’s health department.

As of Wednesday morning, the state has recorded 128,664 COVID-19 cases and 3,829 deaths. Six new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.

Hospitalizations increased by 31 to 391; of those cases, 298 are acute care and 93 are intensive care.

The state’s calculation of the positivity rate dropped from 2.95% on Tuesday to 2.9% on Wednesday.

October 8: Positivity Rate Drops Again, Hospitalizations Over 400 Again

Maryland adds 761 coronavirus cases as hospitalizations continue to rise Thursday morning, though the positivity rate remains down.

There are now more than 400 people hospitalized in the state, up by 12 since Wednesday to 403. The number of people in ICUs inches toward 100 at 98 cases.

The state has recorded 129,425 COVID-19 cases and 3,835 deaths- up six deaths overnight. Their calculation of the statewide positivity rate dropped from 2.9% to 2.79% on Thursday.

They have administered 2,802,303 tests throughout the pandemic, with 1,566,874 testing negative.

October 9: State Surpasses 130K Cases

Coronavirus hospitalizations in Maryland fell Friday as the state’s case total surpassed 130,000, data from the state health department shows.

As of Friday, Maryland has seen 130,159 cases of COVID-19 and 3,845 deaths, an increase of 734 cases and 10 deaths from Thursday.

A dozen fewer people were hospitalized Friday; the total dropped from 403 on Thursday to 391 on Friday. Of those in the hospital, 295 were in acute care and 96 were in intensive care.

The state’s calculation of the positivity rate increased from 2.79% to 2.87%.

Since the pandemic began, the state has seen 2,829,423 coronavirus tests conducted, of which 1,577,208 have come back negative.

October 10: 5 More Deaths Reported, Positivity Rate & Hospitalizations Decrease 

Coronavirus hospitalizations and positivity rate decreased slightly in Maryland Saturday as five additional deaths were reported by the State Department of Health.

As of Saturday, Maryland has seen 130,795 cases of COVID-19 and 3,850 deaths, an increase of 636 cases and five deaths from Friday.

Eight fewer people were hospitalized Saturday; the total dropped from 391 on Thursday to 383 on Saturday. Of those in the hospital, 292 were in acute care and 91 were in intensive care.

The state’s calculation of the positivity rate decreased from 2.87% to 2.79%.

Since the pandemic began, the state has seen 2,863,083 coronavirus tests conducted, of which 1,589,007 have come back negative.

October 11: 4 More Deaths Reported, Hospitalizations, Positivity Rate Increase Slighty

Coronavirus hospitalizations and positivity rate increased slightly in Maryland Sunday as four additional deaths were reported by the State Department of Health.

As of Sunday, Maryland has seen 131,357 cases of the coronavirus and 3,854 deaths, an increase of 562 cases and four deaths from Saturday.

Ten additional hospitalizations were reported; the total increased from 383 on Saturday to 393 on Sunday. Of those in the hospital, 303 were in acute care and 90 were in intensive care.

The state’s calculation of the positivity rate increased from 2.79% to 2.83%.

Since the pandemic began, the state has seen 2,892,265 coronavirus tests conducted, of which 1,600,487 have come back negative.

October 12: Hospitalizations, Positivity Rate Drop As State Adds 504 Cases

Maryland adds 504 new coronavirus cases overnight as hospitalizations and the statewide positivity rate dropped slightly Monday morning.

There are now 384 people hospitalized, down by nine since Sunday. Of those hospitalized, 291 are in acute care and 93 are in ICUs.

Maryland has seen 131,861 total coronavirus cases throughout the pandemic and 3,859 deaths, an increase of five deaths from Sunday.

The state’s calculation of the positivity rate went back down to 2.76%.

The state has administered 2,916,220 tests with 1,610,574 coming back negative.

October 13: Hospitalizations, ICU Beds Up As State Tops 132K Cases

Maryland reports 482 new coronavirus cases as hospitalizations and the statewide positivity rate tick back up Tuesday morning.

There have been 132,343 confirmed COVID-19 cases throughout the pandemic in Maryland and 3,868 deaths reported- up nine since Monday.

Eighteen more Marylanders have been hospitalized in the last 24 hours, a total of 402. The state has 300 people in acute care and 102 in ICUs.

The state’s calculation of the positivity rate went up to 2.87%.

The state has administered 2,934,933 coronavirus tests, with 1,618,966 coming back negative.

Throughout the pandemic, 16,150 people have been hospitalized.

October 14: Positivity Rate Above 3%, Hospitalizations Up

Maryland reports 575 new coronavirus cases Wednesday morning as the statewide positivity rate jumps above 3% for the first time since the beginning of October.

There are now 132,918 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported over the span of the pandemic and 3,877 total deaths reported- with nine more deaths since Tuesday.

Fifteen more Marylanders were hospitalized, with 304 in acute care and 113 in ICUs.

The statewide positivity rate is 3.09%.

The state has administered a total of 2,956,824 coronavirus tests with 1,627,736 testing negative.

Throughout the pandemic, 16,215 have ever been hospitalized according to the state.

October 15: 630 Cases Added, Hospitalizations & ICU Beds Slightly Down

Maryland adds 630 coronavirus cases as hospitalizations and ICU beds go down slightly Thursday morning.

The state’s total case count is now above 133,000, with 133,548 cases reported and 3,883 COVID-19 deaths throughout the pandemic. Six Marylanders have died in the last 24 hours due to the virus.

The statewide positivity rate stayed flat Thursday morning, now at 3.08%. There are 412 Marylanders hospitalized with 303 in acute care and 109 in ICUs, slightly down from Wednesday.

The state has administered a total of 2,985,460 coronavirus tests with 1,637,287 testing negative.

October 16: 781 New Cases Reported; Positivity Rate, Hospitalizations Roughly Flat

Maryland saw 781 new coronavirus cases Friday as the positivity rate and the number of hospitalizations remained roughly flat, data from the state’s health department shows.

As of Friday, the state has seen 134,329 COVID-19 cases and 3,887 deaths. Four new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.

The state’s calculation of the positivity rate sits at 3.09%, up slightly from 3.08% on Thursday. The state has now had more than three million COVID-19 tests — 3,013,107 — conducted since the pandemic began. Of those, 1,648,128 tests have come back negative.

Four more people have been hospitalized in the state in the past 24 hours, bringing the state’s total to 416. Of those, 305 are in acute care and 111 are in intensive care.

Health officials are working to allow more spectators at outdoor sporting and entertainment venues, including at M&T Bank Stadium and FedEx Field, to safely attend games in the stands, Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday.

Venues, including the football stadiums for the Ravens and the Washington Football Team, will be limited to 10% capacity.

October 17: 4 More Deaths Reported As State Goes Over 135K Cases

Maryland saw 798 new coronavirus cases Saturday as the state has now surpassed 135,000 cases, data from the state’s health department shows.

As of Saturday, the state has seen 135,127 COVID-19 cases and 3,891 deaths. Four new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.

The state’s calculation of the positivity rate sits at 3.15%, up slightly from 3.09% on Friday. The state has now had more than three million COVID-19 tests — 3,049,634 — conducted since the pandemic began. Of those, 1,659,777 tests have come back negative.

Six more people have been hospitalized in the state in the past 24 hours, bringing the state’s total to 422. Of those, 314 are in acute care and 108 are in intensive care.

October 18: No New Deaths Reported Sunday As Hospitalizations Increase Slightly

Maryland saw 530 new coronavirus cases Sunday as the state did not record any new deaths from the virus, data from the state’s health department shows.

As of Sunday, the state has seen 135,657 COVID-19 cases and 3,891 deaths.

The state’s calculation of the positivity dropped slightly to 3.14%, down from 3.15% on Saturday. The state has now had more than three million COVID-19 tests — 3,079,162 — conducted since the pandemic began. Of those, 1,671,005 tests have come back negative.

Eleven more people have been hospitalized in the state in the past 24 hours, bringing the state’s total to 433. Of those, 318 are in acute care and 115 are in intensive care.

October 19: 4 More Deaths, Nearly 500 New Cases Reported Monday

Four more Marylanders have died from the coronavirus as cases around the state surpass 136,000.

The Maryland Department of Health reported a total of 136,154 positive COVID-19 cases around the state throughout the pandemic as of Monday. That’s 497 more cases since Sunday and one more person was hospitalized.

The statewide positivity rate is now at 3.14%.

Maryland officials also reported four more deaths bringing the total to 3,895.

October 20: Hospitalizations Up, 590 New Cases Reported

 Maryland reports 590 new coronavirus cases as hospitalizations jump up Tuesday morning.

There are now 136,744 total coronavirus cases throughout the pandemic, and 3,904 Marylanders have died- up nine deaths since Monday.

Hospitalizations went up by 30 cases, there are now 464 Marylanders hospitalized. ICU cases are at 123 and 341 are in acute care.

The statewide positivity rate is now at 3.2%.

October 21: Hospitalizations Flat, 492 New Cases Reported

 Maryland reports 492 new coronavirus cases while hospitalizations are flat Wednesday morning.

There are now a total of 137,236 coronavirus cases in the state since the pandemic began. Eight more Marylanders have died from the virus, a total of 3,912.

Hospitalizations went down by one case, with 463 Marylanders hospitalized. There are 332 people in acute care and 131 in ICUs.

The state’s calculation of the positivity rate is at 3.11%, down slightly Wednesday.

As the pandemic continues, the state has administered 3,138,875 coronavirus tests, with 1,694,771 coming back negative.

October 22: 743 New COVID-19 Cases Reported, Hospitalizations Down Slightly

Maryland reported 743 new coronavirus cases Thursday as the number of hospitalizations fell slightly, the latest data from the state’s health department shows.

As of Thursday, Maryland has now reported 137,979 COVID-19 cases and 458 hospitalizations, five fewer hospitalizations than Wednesday. Of those in the hospital, 333 are in acute care and 125 are in intensive care.

The state’s calculation of the positivity rate is roughly flat, sitting at 3.1% Thursday. On Wednesday, the positivity rate was 3.11%.

In total, the state has seen 3,169,302 COVID-19 cases conducted, of which 1,705,376 have come back negative.

Gov. Hogan announced $250 million from the state’s rainy day fund would go toward helping Maryland businesses struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic.

October 23: 712 New Cases Reported, Hospitalizations Flat

Maryland reported 712 new coronavirus cases and eight new deaths Friday as the positivity rate remained nearly flat, data from the state’s health department showed.

The state has now reported 138,691 COVID-19 cases and 3,932 deaths. No new hospitalizations were reported, leaving the number at 458. Of those, 336 are in acute care and 122 are in intensive care.

The state’s calculation of the positivity rate sits at 3%, down from 3.1% on Thursday. A total of 3,201,774 COVID-19 tests have been conducted, of which 1,716,603 have come back negative.

October 24: 796 New Cases, 13 Deaths Reported

Maryland reported 796 new coronavirus cases and 13 additional deaths Saturday as the positivity rate increased slightly, according to data from the department of health.

The state has now reported 139,487 coronavirus cases and 3,945 deaths. 455 people are currently hospitalized, down three from Friday. Of those, 346 are in acute care and 109 are in intensive care.

The state’s positivity rate is at 3.04 percent, up slightly from 3 percent Friday. A total of 3,234,284 coronavirus tests have been conducted, of which 1,727,440 have come back negative.

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.

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