Coronavirus hospitalizations continued to drop statewide, and five people were hospitalized in Frederick County, according to state and local health department data. 

According to the Maryland Department of Health, 448 people were hospitalized because of the coronavirus as of Sunday. Five people remained hospitalized in Frederick County, according to the county's Department of Health.

The county's seven-day positivity rate at 4.40 percent remains lower than the statewide rate of 4.89 percent, a trend that has continued for over a week.

The Maryland Department of Health reported 327 new cases during the last 24 hours, and the county's Department of Health six new cases, bringing the county total up to 2,471 cases. 

Statewide, 3,042 people who have tested positive for the coronavirus have died. In the county, 110 people who tested positive have died, according to local data.

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Steve Bohnel is the county government reporter for the Frederick News-Post. He can be reached at He graduated from Temple University, with a journalism degree in May 2017, and is a die-hard Everton F.C. fan.

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A friend of mine went to the ER at a local hospital with gastrointestinal symptoms and just not well. When he asked about testing ( multiple times) for covid ( he is an essential worker) was told they weren’t doing testing unless someone has cough, fever the typical symptoms. We all know covid presents itself in many different ways. I was shocked that they did not test him. I am a nurse I believe the numbers are much higher. I don’t understand the rationale of why they didn’t test him. What happened to testing testing testing.... 😡


Glad to hear the rate is going down. What is it going to be with most of the Southern states going up? We need a wall!

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