Coronavirus stats continue downward trend in Maryland, Prince George’s


Michael Theis

A map shows the two-week per-capita population of coronavirus cases in Maryland. The interactive version of this map can be found at the bottom of this article.

At least 57,973 Marylanders have tested positive for coronavirus since the start of pandemic, according to data released June 7 by the Maryland Department of Health. That’s equivalent to roughly 10 cases for every 1,000 residents, statewide. But the number of positive tests reported by the state in the past 14 days, a metric Route 1 Reporter has been tracking, has continued to trend down. According to state data, there were 10,821 positive tests in the past 14 days as of June 7. The last time this number was below 11,000 was late April.

As of June 7, 2020, Maryland averaged 833 new cases of coronavirus per day, as measured on a 14-day rolling basis. This number peaked at 1,031 daily new cases on May 19, 2020.

The persistent downward trend in the daily number of deaths continues in Maryland. Measured on a 14-day rolling average, a peak of 54 marylanders were dying every day from Coronavirus as recently as May 7, 2020. A month later, and that rolling average has declined to 34 deaths per day.

16,434 Prince Georgians have tested positive for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. But like Maryland, the number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in the county continues to decline. As of June 7, 2020, 2,708 Prince Georgians had tested positive in the previous two weeks.

Similarly, the number of new coronavirus cases per day continues to trend down. As of June 7, 2020, the rolling 14-day average number of daily new cases stood at 207, down from a peak of 320 new cases per day seen in early May.

Likewise, the number of deaths per day from coronavirus continues to trend down in Prince George’s County. As of June 7, 2020, the number of daily deaths stood at about 8, as measured on a 14-day rolling average. That’s down from a high of 13 deaths per day, on a 14-day rolling average, last seen early May.

Lastly, the 20622 ZIP Code in Southern Maryland has now emerged as the state’s hottest coronavirus hotspot over the past two weeks. This ZIP Code has always been one of the more-active ZIPs for coronavirus case counts in Maryland, but as the two-week population of new cases continues to decline in areas harder-hit during the early stages of the pandemic, no other rivals it. As of June 7, 2020, there were 18 cases per 1,000 residents in the 20622.

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