COVID-19 In Maryland: Key Metrics Dip As State Nears 85% Vaccination – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland reported 809 new COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths, according to state health department data released Monday morning.

The percentage of people testing positive decreased slightly by 0.16% to 3.73%.

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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 3.9 million Maryland adults are fully vaccinated.

Hospitalizations dropped by eight to 745. Of those hospitalized, 550 remain in acute care and 188 are in the ICU.

Since the pandemic began, there were 545,028 total confirmed cases and 10,370 deaths.

There are 3,938,200 Marylanders fully vaccinated. The state has administered 8,097,873 doses. Of those, 3,993,650 are first doses with 1,291 administered in the past 24 hours. They have given out 3,631,999 second doses, 1,360 in the last day.

“Thanks to the millions of people who have rolled up their sleeves, Maryland continues to be one of the most vaccinated states in America,” said Governor Hogan of the eight million milestone mark. “We have achieved these numbers with strong public health outreach, innovative lottery and scholarship promotions, and a relentless focus on equity.”

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 306,201 Marylanders have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 82 in the last day.

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On September 24, after the CDC granted final approval for Pfizer’s booster, Gov. Hogan announced the immediate authorization of the booster shot for Marylanders who have received their second Pfizer shot at least six months ago. Hogan had already approved use for vulnerable populations in early September.

The state has administered 166,023 additional or booster vaccine doses, 2,400 in the last day.

The state reported 84.6% 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 18,243 total cases among fully vaccinated Marylanders as of last Wednesday, Sept. 22.

Of those cases, 1,331 vaccinated Marylanders were hospitalized, representing 8.73% of all Covid cases hospitalized in the state. One hundred fifty-six fully vaccinated Marylanders have died, representing 8.36% of lab-confirmed Covid deaths in the state.

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Here’s a breakdown of the numbers:

By County

CountyCasesDeaths
Allegany9,373(236)2*
Anne Arundel51,608(733)15*
Baltimore75,013(1,757)42*
Baltimore City60,287(1,290)27*
Calvert5,458(99)1*
Caroline3,025(41)0*
Carroll11,416(277)7*
Cecil8,347(168)2*
Charles14,099(247)2*
Dorchester3,958(76)1*
Frederick23,546(358)10*
Garrett2,903(73)1*
Harford19,938(334)8*
Howard22,249(266)7*
Kent1,633(51)3*
Montgomery81,005(1,637)51*
Prince George’s98,159(1,646)43*
Queen Anne’s3,733(65)1*
St. Mary’s9,274(153)1*
Somerset3,225(48)0*
Talbot2,732(51)0*
Washington18,586(366)5*
Wicomico10,616(209)0*
Worcester4,845(113)1*
Data not available0(76)0*

By Age Range and Gender

Age/GenderCasesDeaths
0-936,925(4)0*
10-1959,900(7)1*
20-2998,348(53)1*
30-3993,447(135)7*
40-4979,541(344)5*
50-5978,196(947)34*
60-6952,368(1,789)28*
70-7928,781(2,612)47*
80+17,522(4,477)107*
Data not available0(2)0*
Female285,378(4,987)111*
Male259,650(5,383)119*
Unknown Gender0(0)0*

By Race and Ethnicity

Race/EthnicityCasesDeaths
African-American (NH)171,297(3,712)85*
Asian (NH)13,211(340)11*
White (NH)204,859(5,271)114*
Hispanic77,344(863)19*
Other (NH)25,174(114)1*
Data not available53,143(70)0*

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