Local positivity rate remains one of the lowest in Maryland.
Frederick, Md (KM) Frederick County continues have one of the lowest, seven-day positivity rates in Maryland when it comes to COVID-19. Numbers released by the Health Department report the rate stands at 1.3% . That’s the percentage of patients who test positive for the coronavirus over a seven-day period out of all those who are tested.
The number of cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday afternoon in Frederick County is 3,093, an increase of 11 from the day before. Deaths remains at 114.
The Health Department says most of the cases of COVID-19 cases and deaths are among females as compared to males. Also, the highest numbers of cases and deaths in Frederick County is among Caucasians as opposed to Black people, Asians and Hispanics But the Heatlth Department says there some whose race is labeled as “unknown,” and officials are urging medical professionals to indicate a patient’s race on the lab slips.
According to the Department, the number of deaths from the coronavirus is still highest among those age 60 and beyond. But there is an increase of COVID-19 cases among persons between the ages of 20 and 59.
On the state level, there 96,843 corornavirus cases, which is an increase 585 since Monday. The number deaths went up by 12 to 3,467. The positivity rate in Maryland is 3.54%.
By Kevin McManus