1,244 new cases reported, positivity rate rises to 5% – CBS Baltimore

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Maryland has reported 1,244 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 new deaths, according to state health department data released Tuesday morning.

The percentage of people who tested positive rose to 5.04%, an increase of 0.28%.

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This is the first time in a week that the number of new confirmed cases in Maryland has exceeded 1,000.

Hospitalizations increased from 42 to 663. Among those hospitalized, 486 adults are in acute care and 170 adults are in intensive care. Five children are in acute care and two in intensive care.

Public health experts have said the new cases are due to transmissible strains of COVID-19 that target the unvaccinated. In August, Gov. Larry Hogan said the Delta variant, a strain that is believed to be significantly more contagious than other strains, accounts for nearly all new confirmed cases in Maryland.

“Vaccines are arguably our most effective tool in mitigating the threat of COVID-19 and the burgeoning Delta variant, and Maryland’s vaccination rate continues to outpace the nation,” Hogan said.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 586,143 total confirmed cases and 10,973 deaths.

There are 4,090,430 fully vaccinated Marylanders. The state administered 9,355,607 doses. Of these, 4,284,046 are first doses of which 5,862 were administered in the last 24 hours. They administered 3,770,283 second doses, 5,438 on the last day.

A total of 320,147 Maryland residents received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 435 on the last day.

In November, Governor Hogan announced that 99.9% of Maryland seniors had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier this month, he said more than 50,000 children between the ages of 5 and 11 had received a vaccine.

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The governor said Monday he did not anticipate the spread of the new Omicron variant leading to lockdowns in Maryland, but he encouraged residents to socially distance themselves, wear masks in public and get vaccinated.

“Obviously, you had better be fully immune. If you haven’t received your recall, you are at greater risk, ”he said.

In late September, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the Pfizer recall, Hogan authorized the recall for Marylanders who received their second Pfizer at least six months ago.

The state administered 981,131 doses of supplemental or booster vaccines, 13,464 on the last day.

The state reported that 88.8% of all adults in Maryland had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:

Here’s a breakdown of the numbers:

By county:

countyCaseDeaths
allegania10,526(267)2 *
Anne Arundel55,481(777)15 *
Baltimore80,262(1,857)42 *
City of Baltimore64,328(1,351)28 *
Calvert5,991(101)1 *
Caroline3 499(54)0 *
Carroll12,797(290)7 *
Cecile9 486(188)2 *
Charles14 962(266)2 *
Dorchester4,426(86)1 *
Frederick25 836(383)ten*
Garrett3 787(85)1 *
Harford22 253(360)8 *
Howard23 624(279)7 *
Kent1,894(53)3 *
Montgomery85 310(1,681)52 *
that of prince george102,081(1,713)43 *
that of Queen Anne4,205(74)1 *
Sainte Marie10,411(173)1 *
Somerset3,448(55)0 *
Talbot3 117(58)0 *
Washington21,506(418)6 *
Wicomico11 672(234)0 *
Worcester5,241(124)1 *
Data not available0(46)0 *

By age group and sex:

Son-in-lawCaseDeaths
0-942,906(4)0 *
10-1965,858(8)1 *
20-29103,760(57)1 *
30-39100 313(150)7 *
40-4984,759(389)5 *
50-5983,185(1,024)35 *
60-6956,125(1897)29 *
70-7930,803(2,760)47 *
80+18,434(4,681)108 *
Data not available0(3)0 *
Female306,906(5 259)113 *
Man279,237(5,714)120 *
Unknown gender0(0)0 *

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By race and ethnicity:

Race / EthnicityCaseDeaths
African American (NH)182,098(3,881)86 *
Asian (NH)14,407(353)11 *
White (NH)229,030(5,683)116 *
Hispanic81,031(894)19 *
Other (NH)26 879(121)1 *
Data not available52,698(41)0 *
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