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.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 65.1% of Marylanders age 18 and older have received at least vaccine dose, as of Wednesday.

A total of 2,432,761 Marylanders have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, state data showed on Wednesday.

Of the two-dose vaccines, Maryland has administered a total of 2,918,369 first doses and 2,225,518 second doses.

In the past 24 hours, providers have administered 13,768 first doses and 35,883 second doses.

Maryland providers have also administered single-dose vaccines to a total of 207,243 people, including 1,250 doses that were reported in the past 24 hours.

At least 454,271 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, with 471 coronavirus cases newly reported on Wednesday, raising the state’s caseload by about 0.1%.

Meanwhile 3,397,887 Marylanders have tested negative for the virus to date, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Maryland health officials on Wednesday confirmed the coronavirus-related deaths of nine more Marylanders, bringing the state’s total number of COVID-19 fatalities to 8,687. There are also 192 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

The state has completed 9,986,284 coronavirus tests to date, with 25,364 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

On average, 2.74% 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 3.01% for Marylanders younger than 35 and 2.53% for Marylanders older than 35.

Of the 770 Marylanders who are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, 547 are in acute care and 223 are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients fell by 32 while the number of intensive care patients rose by three, marking a net decrease of 29 fewer people hospitalized with coronavirus compared to Tuesday.

To date, Maryland has recorded a total of 42,341 coronavirus-related hospitalizations.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 84,069 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 70,353 in Montgomery County; 64,724 in Baltimore County; 52,099 in Baltimore City; 43,248 in Anne Arundel County; 19,604 in Frederick County; 19,053 in Howard County; 16,328 in Harford County; 14,390 in Washington County; 10,685 in Charles County; 9,317 in Carroll County; 7,539 in Wicomico County; 6,906 in Allegany County; 6,187 in Cecil County; 5,936 in St. Mary’s County; 4,183 in Calvert County; 3,607 in Worcester County; 2,962 in Queen Anne’s County; 2,763 in Dorchester County; 2,563 in Somerset County; 2,292 in Caroline County; 2,121 in Talbot County; 2,008 in Garrett County; and 1,334 in Kent County, according to the dashboard.

Maryland has confirmed 25,283 cases in people age 9 or younger; 46,590 in people ages 10-19; 83,361 in people ages 20-29; 77,828 in people ages 30-39; 67,790 in people ages 40-49; 67,746 in people ages 50-59; 45,122 in people ages 60-69; 24,792 in people ages 70-79; and 15,759 in people age 80 or older.

The state has identified 237,527 of the confirmed coronavirus patients as female and 216,744 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 139,972 are Black, 10,979 are Asian, 160,357 are white, 68,815 are Hispanic, 21,216 are another race, and data is not available for the remaining 52,932.

Nationwide, there have been at least 32,780,283 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 582,867 deaths. The U.S. has conducted more than 446.8 million coronavirus tests to date as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, 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...