Maryland reports 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row – CBS Baltimore
Maryland reports 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row – CBS Baltimore

Maryland reports 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – For the second time in as many days, Maryland reported more than 1,000 new COVID-10 cases Friday.

The Maryland Department of Health reported 1,015 new cases within the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,024,920 since the pandemic began. Until Thursday d. last time the state saw that many new cases were in late February.

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The state-wide positivity rate rose to 4.57%, an increase of 0.03% over Thursday and a 300% increase over the positivity rate recorded at the same time last month.

COVID-19 admissions dropped to 166, a drop of four since Thursday. Of those admitted, 133 are adults in the emergency department, 26 are adults in the intensive care unit, five are children in the emergency department and two are children in the intensive care unit.

Maryland’s total COVID-19 death toll is 166 after rising four over the past 24 hours.

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The increases come amid uncertainty over a federal mask mandate for mass transportation. At the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the The Department of Justice is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that abolished the mandate.

Despite a CDC recommendation that travelers continue to wear masks, transit agencies have dropped the mask requirements on buses, trains and planes.

More than 4.6 million Marylanders are fully vaccinated. According to the CDC, 95% of Maryland’s adults have received one dose of the vaccine, and 91.7% of eligible children have received at least one dose.

Maryland has administered approximately 11.7 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Of those, about 4.8 million are the first dose, 4.25 million are the second dose, 341,000 are single-dose vaccines, and a further 2.3 million are booster shots.

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