Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (right) speaks during a May 13 press conference in Annapolis to announce his lifting of a statewide stay-at-home order amid the coronavirus pandemic. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (right) speaks during a May 13 press conference in Annapolis to announce his lifting of a statewide stay-at-home order amid the coronavirus pandemic. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)

The number of Marylanders who have been hospitalized due to the coronavirus has nearly stabilized, with 73,000 positive cases recorded, according to state health department data.

Across Maryland, 73,109 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported as of Monday, up from 72,467 on Saturday. Two additional hospitalizations came into the system, bringing the state’s total to 392, and of those, 287 existed in acute care and 114 were in intensive care, Baltimore’s WJZ-TV (Channel 13) reported.

The health department said the state conducted 800,000 COVID-19 tests, 570,282 of which came back negative with the statewide positive test rate at 4.45%. In sum, 3,188 Marylanders have died from the novel coronavirus, up nine from Saturday.

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