87% of residents 18 and older have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine – CBS Baltimore – Community News
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87% of residents 18 and older have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland reported 844 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 new deaths, according to health department data released Wednesday morning.

The percentage of people who tested positive increased by 0.02% to 3.12%.

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The number of hospital admissions fell by 3 to 529. Of the hospital admissions, 392 adults are in acute care and 133 adults in intensive care. Two children are in acute care and two children are in intensive care.

Doctors say the new cases are fueled by dangerous strains targeting the unvaccinated. At 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.

More than 4 million adults in Maryland have been fully vaccinated as of Tuesday, Oct. 26.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 567,929 confirmed cases and 10,783 deaths.

There are 4,060,552 Marylanders fully vaccinated. The state has administered 8,738,114 doses. Of these, 4,122,672 were first doses of which 14,826 were administered in the last 24 hours. They’ve dispensed 3,746,168 second doses, 6,837 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.”

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.

A total of 314,384 Marylanders have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 242 in the past 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.

The state has administered 554,890 supplemental or booster vaccine doses, 22,943 in the past day.

The state reported that 87% 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 32,500 cases among fully vaccinated Marylanders as of November 7.

Less than 0.89% of fully vaccinated Marylanders later tested positive.

Of those cases, 2,348 vaccinated Marylanders were hospitalized, representing 12.61% of all COVID cases admitted in the state. 332 fully vaccinated Marylanders have died, representing 13.56% of lab-confirmed COVID deaths in the state.

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:

Here’s a breakdown of the numbers:

by province

district Cases deaths
Allegany 9,985 (255) 2*
Anne Arundel 53,787 (760) 15*
Baltimore 77.756 (1821) 42*
Baltimore City 62.364 (1,333) 28*
Calvert 5.811 (100) 1*
Caroline 3.296 (52) 0*
carroll 12,086 (286) 7*
Cecil 9,025 (182) 2*
Charles 14.673 (260) 2*
Dorchester 4.221 (82) 1*
Frederick 24,741 (375) 10*
Garrett 3,430 (82) 1*
Harford 21,171 (352) 8*
Howard 22,933 (273) 7*
Knows 1,782 (53) 3*
Montgomery 83,259 (1672) 51*
Prince George’s 100,520 (1688) 43*
Queen Anne’s 3.961 (72) 1*
St Mary’s 10.136 (168) 1*
Somerset 3,393 (54) 0*
Talbot 2,938 (54) 0*
Washington 20.286 (408) 5*
Wicomico 11,295 (227) 0*
Worcester 5,080 (122) 1*
Data not available 0 (52) 0*

By age and gender

Age gender Cases deaths
0-9 40.225 (4) 0*
10-19 63,269 (8) 1*
20-29 101,274 (55) 1*
30-39 97,214 (146) 7*
40-49 82,402 (377) 5*
50-59 80.965 (1,003) 34*
60-69 54,521 (1856) 29*
70-79 29,950 (2,708) 47*
80+ 18.109 (4,622) 107*
Data not available 0 (4) 0*
Female 297,405 (5,173) 112*
Male 270,524 (5,610) 119*
Unknown gender 0 (0) 0*

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By race and ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases deaths
African American (NH) 177,470 (3,825) 86*
Asian (NH) 13,770 (349) 11*
White (NH) 218,476 (5,562) 114*
Spanish 79,469 (883) 19*
Other (NH) 26.160 (118) 1*
Data not available 52.584 (46) 0*