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740 new cases, 16 new deaths reported – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland reported 740 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 new deaths, according to health department data released Tuesday morning.

The percentage of positive tested persons increased by 0.13 to 3.75%.

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The number of hospital admissions rose by four to 585. Of the hospital admissions, 428 adults are in acute care and 152 adults in intensive care. Five children are in acute care and one in intensive care.

Doctors say the new cases are fueled by dangerous strains targeting the unvaccinated. In a news conference in August, Governor Larry Hogan said the Delta strain, a strain reportedly two to four times more contagious than the original virus strain, is responsible for nearly every newly confirmed case in Maryland.

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

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 579,591 confirmed cases and 10,912 deaths.

There are 4,063,654 Marylanders fully vaccinated. The state has administered 9,188,528 doses. Of these, 4,245,367 were first doses with 9,230 administered in the past 24 hours. They’ve dispensed 3,744,931 second doses, 2,361 in the past day.

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

Governor Hogan announced Monday that 99.9% of seniors in Maryland have now received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier this month, he said more than 50,000 children aged 5-11 have been vaccinated.

The state began administering 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.

On Sunday, a total of 318,723 Marylanders received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 308 on the last day.

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

As of Sunday, the state has administered 879,507 additional or booster vaccine doses, 18,475 on the final day.

The state reported that 88.3% of all adults in Maryland have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

In August, the state launched a post-vaccination infection dashboard that is updated every Wednesday. There were a total of 34,450 cases among fully vaccinated Marylanders as of November 14.

Less than 0.93% of fully vaccinated Marylanders later tested positive.

Of those cases, 2,471 vaccinated Marylanders were hospitalized, representing 13.02% of all COVID cases hospitalized in the state. 357 fully vaccinated Marylanders have died, representing 14.17% of lab-confirmed COVID deaths in the state.

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:

Here’s a breakdown of the numbers:

by province

district Cases deaths
Allegany 10.348 (261) 2*
Anne Arundel 54,875 (773) 15*
Baltimore 79,329 (1847) 42*
Baltimore City 63,675 (1,344) 28*
Calvert 5,920 (100) 1*
Caroline 3.396 (52) 0*
carroll 12,550 (288) 7*
Cecil 9,308 (185) 2*
Charles 14.852 (266) 2*
Dorchester 4.363 (84) 1*
Frederick 25,442 (380) 10*
Garrett 3.690 (85) 1*
Harford 21,772 (356) 8*
Howard 23.417 (276) 7*
Knows 1,864 (53) 3*
Montgomery 84.551 (1679) 52*
Prince George’s 101,532 (1,707) 43*
Queen Anne’s 4.116 (74) 1*
St Mary’s 10.335 (173) 1*
Somerset 3.433 (54) 0*
Talbot 3.060 (57) 0*
Washington 21,042 (415) 6*
Wicomico 11,547 (233) 0*
Worcester 5.174 (123) 1*
Data not available 0 (47) 0*

By age and gender

Age gender Cases deaths
0-9 42,000 (4) 0*
10-19 65.009 (8) 1*
20-29 102,788 (56) 1*
30-39 99.147 (148) 7*
40-49 83,887 (382) 5*
50-59 82.391 (1,017) 35*
60-69 55,543 (1887) 29*
70-79 30.504 (2,743) 47*
80+ 18,322 (4,665) 108*
Data not available 0 (2) 0*
Female 303.529 (5,236) 113*
Male 276.062 (5,676) 120*
Unknown gender 0 (0) 0*

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By race and ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases deaths
African American (NH) 180.456 (3,865) 86*
Asian (NH) 14.180 (352) 11*
White (NH) 225.178 (5,642) 116*
Spanish 80.523 (892) 19*
Other (NH) 26,614 (118) 1*
Data not available 52.640 (43) 0*