COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1K New Cases & 20 Deaths Reported Saturday – CBS Baltimore

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported 1,376 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths, according to state health department data released Saturday morning.

The percentage of people testing positive increased by 0.08, currently sitting at 4.75%.

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Doctors say the new cases are fueled by dangerous strains targeting the unvaccinated. During an August press conference, Gov. Larry Hogan said the Delta variant, a strain that is reportedly two to four times more contagious than the original virus strain, accounts for nearly every new confirmed case in Maryland.

“The vaccines are without a doubt our single most effective tool to mitigate the threat of COVID-19 and the surging Delta variant, and Maryland’s vaccination rate continues to outpace the nation,” Hogan said.

More than 3.7 million Maryland adults are fully vaccinated.

Hospitalizations decreased by 8, to 822. Of those hospitalized, 608 remain in acute care and 214 are in the ICU.

Since the pandemic began, there were 509,393 total confirmed cases and 9,935 deaths.

There are 3,793,793 Marylanders fully vaccinated. The state has administered 7,661,394 doses. Of those, 3,867,601 are first doses with 5,165 administered in the past 24 hours. They have given out 3,500,599 second doses, 5,690 in the last day.

The state began to administer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine again in April after the CDC and FDA lifted their pause on the vaccine due to a rare blood clot found in some women.

A total of 293,194 Marylanders have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 318 in the last day.

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The state reported 82% of all adults in Maryland have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

In August, the state launched a post-vaccination infections dashboard that is updated every Wednesday. There have been 14,006 total cases among fully vaccinated Marylanders as of last Sunday, Sept. 5.

Of those cases, 1,060 vaccinated Marylanders were hospitalized, representing 7.4% of all Covid cases hospitalized in the state. One hundred fully vaccinated Marylanders have died, representing 6% of lab-confirmed Covid deaths in the state.

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Here’s a breakdown of the numbers:

By County

County Cases Deaths
Allegany 8,080 (219) 1*
Anne Arundel 48,437 (683) 15*
Baltimore 71,133 (1,698) 41*
Baltimore City 56,990 (1,261) 26*
Calvert 4,805 (90) 1*
Caroline 2,628 (36) 0*
Carroll 10,447 (260) 6*
Cecil 7,367 (160) 2*
Charles 12,951 (224) 2*
Dorchester 3,514 (68) 1*
Frederick 22,093 (343) 10*
Garrett 2,373 (68) 1*
Harford 18,488 (308) 7*
Howard 21,123 (259) 7*
Kent 1,499 (49) 2*
Montgomery 77,406 (1,610) 51*
Prince George’s 93,693 (1,599) 43*
Queen Anne’s 3,360 (58) 1*
St. Mary’s 7,528 (138) 1*
Somerset 2,882 (45) 0*
Talbot 2,426 (49) 0*
Washington 16,441 (346) 5*
Wicomico 9,341 (191) 0*
Worcester 4,388 (109) 1*
Data not available 0 (64) 0*

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 31,786 (4) 0*
10-19 54,039 (6) 1*
20-29 93,366 (48) 1*
30-39 87,752 (124) 7*
40-49 75,127 (315) 5*
50-59 74,122 (871) 33*
60-69 49,412 (1,701) 27*
70-79 27,041 (2,510) 46*
80+ 16,748 (4,354) 104*
Data not available 0 (2) 0*
Female 266,861 (4,798) 108*
Male 242,532 (5,137) 116*
Unknown Gender 0 (0) 0*

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By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 161,123 (3,583) 84*
Asian (NH) 12,434 (335) 11*
White (NH) 185,566 (4,998) 109*
Hispanic 74,416 (851) 19*
Other (NH) 23,643 (110) 1*
Data not available 52,211 (58) 0*

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