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 number of Marylanders currently hospitalized with COVID-19 rose to 915 on Wednesday, with the metric increasing by 20 more patients compared to Tuesday.

The state recorded fewer than 900 current hospitalizations for 23 consecutive days since the metric dipped below that mark on March 2 with 896 patients.

Hospitalizations have been trending upward for about a week and a half since reaching a recent low of 765 COVID-19 patients on March 12, the lowest number of current hospitalizations since November 2020.

Of the Marylanders who are currently hospitalized with coronavirus, 691 are in acute care and 224 are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients declined by four while the number of intensive care patients climbed by 24.

To date, Maryland has hospitalized a total of 37,035 people with COVID-19.

At least 402,600 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 3,129,188 have tested negative as of Wednesday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Maryland’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases grew by 1,173, an increase of 0.29%.

The state has completed 8,550,257 coronavirus tests to date, with 25,310 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

On average, 4.59% 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 4.9% for Marylanders younger than 35 and 4.36% for Marylanders older than 35.

Maryland officials on Tuesday reported 19 more deaths that are confirmed to be related to coronavirus. A total of 8,029 Marylanders have been confirmed to have died from COVID-19 to date, and 185 deaths are suspected to be related to the virus.

Since the beginning of Maryland’s coronavirus vaccine rollout, 816,155 Marylanders have been fully vaccinated.

Of the two-dose vaccines, Maryland has administered a total of 1,488,253 first doses and 756,690 second doses.

In the past 24 hours, providers have administered 36,664 first doses and 12,814 second doses.

Maryland providers have also administered single-dose vaccines to a total of 59,465 people, including 1,956 doses that were administered in the past 24 hours.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 76,587 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 65,686 in Montgomery County; 54,031 in Baltimore County; 42,970 in Baltimore City; 37,879 in Anne Arundel County; 17,788 in Frederick County; 16,798 in Howard County; 13,415 in Harford County; 12,908 in Washington County; 9,484 in Charles County; 8,012 in Carroll County; 6,986 in Wicomico County; 6,463 in Allegany County; 5,334 in St. Mary’s County; 5,248 in Cecil County; 3,829 in Calvert County; 3,321 in Worcester County; 2,666 in Queen Anne’s County; 2,453 in Somerset County; 2,443 in Dorchester County; 2,083 in Caroline County; 1,940 in Talbot County; 1,889 in Garrett County; and 1,214 in Kent County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 20,585 are people age 9 or younger; 39,331 are people ages 10-19; 73,412 are people ages 20-29; 69,034 are people ages 30-39; 60,705 are people ages 40-49; 60,578 are people ages 50-59; 40,911 are people ages 60-69; 23,016 are people ages 70-79; and 15,028 are people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 210,305 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 192,295 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 117,875 are Black, 63,837 are Hispanic, 140,665 are white, 9,446 are Asian, 19,051 are another race, and data is not available for the remaining 51,726.

Nationwide, there have been at least 29,923,370 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 543,849 deaths. The U.S. has conducted more than 384.6 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