This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

A total of 1,876,562 Marylanders have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday, representing about 30% of the state’s population, according to recently released U.S. census data.

More than 2.7 million Marylanders, or about 44% of the state’s residents, have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

Of the two-dose vaccines, Maryland has administered a total of 2,557,188 first doses and 1,695,608 second doses.

In the past 24 hours, providers have administered 31,356 first doses and 29,288 second doses.

Maryland providers have also administered single-dose vaccines to a total of 180,954 people, including 337 doses that were reported in the past 24 hours.

At least 444,491 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 3,320,779 have tested negative as of Tuesday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 677, an increase of about 0.15%.

A total of 8,501 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 18 coronavirus-related deaths newly reported since Monday. There are also 187 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

Maryland has completed 9,586,291 coronavirus tests to date, with 17,291 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

On average, 4.04% of the state’s COVID-19 tests over the last seven days came back positive.

The seven-day average rate of positive tests yesterday was 4.55% for Marylanders younger than 35 and 3.76% for Marylanders older than 35.

Currently, 1,130 Marylanders are hospitalized due to COVID-19, including 861 who are in acute care and 269 who are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients grew by 11 while the number of intensive care patients rose by four, marking a net increase of 15 more people hospitalized with coronavirus compared to Monday.

Maryland has recorded a total of 41,117 coronavirus-related hospitalizations to date.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 82,515 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 69,528 in Montgomery County; 62,832 in Baltimore County; 50,499 in Baltimore City; 42,219 in Anne Arundel County; 19,342 in Frederick County; 18,736 in Howard County; 15,956 in Harford County; 14,050 in Washington County; 10,455 in Charles County; 9,038 in Carroll County; 7,409 in Wicomico County; 6,789 in Allegany County; 5,971 in Cecil County; 5,773 in St. Mary’s County; 4,134 in Calvert County; 3,541 in Worcester County; 2,901 in Queen Anne’s County; 2,685 in Dorchester County; 2,533 in Somerset County; 2,256 in Caroline County; 2,057 in Talbot County; 1,968 in Garrett County; and 1,304 in Kent County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 24,260 are people age 9 or younger; 45,119 are people ages 10-19; 81,583 are people ages 20-29; 76,116 are people ages 30-39; 66,504 are people ages 40-49; 66,486 are people ages 50-59; 44,392 are people ages 60-69; 24,435 are people ages 70-79; and 15,596 are people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 232,335 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 212,156 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 135,534 are Black, 10,726 are Asian, 156,649 are white, 67,787 are Hispanic, 20,746 are another race, and data is not available for the remaining 53,049.

Nationwide, there have been at least 32,126,026 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 572,702 deaths. The U.S. has conducted more than 428.5 million coronavirus tests to date as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

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Marcus Dieterle

Marcus Dieterle is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He returned to Baltimore in 2020 after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Md. He can be reached at marcus@baltimorefishbowl.com...