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985 new cases reported, hospital admissions drop – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland reported 985 new cases of COVID-19 and five new deaths, according to health department data released Thursday morning.

The percentage of people who tested positive increased by 0.06% to 3.18%.

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Hospital admissions fell by 14 to 505. Of the hospital admissions, 377 adults are in acute care and 126 adults in intensive care. There are no children in acute care and two 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 are fully vaccinated.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 568,914 confirmed cases and 10,788 deaths.

4,066,007 Marylanders have been fully vaccinated. The state has administered 8,775,272 doses. Of these, 4,135,431 are first doses of which 12,759 were administered in the last 24 hours. They’ve dispensed 3,751,296 second doses, 5,128 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 314,711 Marylanders have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 327 in the past day.

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.

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The state has administered 573,834 supplemental or booster vaccine doses, 18,944 in the past day.

The state reported that 87.1% 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 10.012 (257) 2*
Anne Arundel 53,863 (761) 15*
Baltimore 77,891 (1824) 42*
Baltimore City 62,456 (1,335) 28*
Calvert 5.826 (100) 1*
Caroline 3,307 (52) 0*
carroll 12,125 (286) 7*
Cecil 9,047 (183) 2*
Charles 14,694 (261) 2*
Dorchester 4.233 (83) 1*
Frederick 24,812 (376) 10*
Garrett 3.468 (82) 1*
Harford 21,217 (353) 8*
Howard 22,960 (273) 7*
Knows 1,795 (53) 3*
Montgomery 83.349 (1672) 51*
Prince George’s 100,611 (1689) 43*
Queen Anne’s 3.981 (72) 1*
St Mary’s 10.152 (168) 1*
Somerset 3,395 (54) 0*
Talbot 2.950 (55) 0*
Washington 20,365 (411) 5*
Wicomico 11.316 (227) 0*
Worcester 5,089 (122) 1*
Data not available 0 (39) 1*

By age and gender

Age gender Cases deaths
0-9 40.393 (4) 0*
10-19 63.416 (8) 1*
20-29 101,380 (55) 1*
30-39 97,364 (146) 7*
40-49 82.548 (378) 5*
50-59 81,076 (1,003) 34*
60-69 54,615 (1856) 29*
70-79 29,996 (2,711) 47*
80+ 18.126 (4,623) 107*
Data not available 0 (4) 1*
Female 297,937 (5,174) 113*
Male 270,977 (5,614) 119*
Unknown gender 0 (0) 0*

By race and ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases deaths
African American (NH) 177,754 (3,829) 86*
Asian (NH) 13,830 (349) 11*
White (NH) 219,052 (5,575) 114*
Spanish 79.602 (884) 19*
Other (NH) 26,162 (118) 1*
Data not available 52.514 (33) 1*

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