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.

Maryland’s coronavirus caseload on Tuesday grew by 1,084 new cases and the state recorded 14 new deaths related to COVID-19.

At least 428,799 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 3,240,951 have tested negative as of Tuesday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

The new cases reported on Tuesday raised the state’s caseload by 0.25%.

A total of 8,298 Marylanders have been  confirmed to have died from COVID-19. There are also 186 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

Maryland has completed 9,156,531 COVID-19 tests to date, with 16,081 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

An average of 5.53% of the state’s coronavirus tests over the last seven days came back positive.

The seven-day average rate of positive tests yesterday was 6.01% for Marylanders younger than 35 and 5.16% for Marylanders older than 35.

Maryland’s current COVID-19 hospitalizations rose by 10 more patients, growing to 1,243 patients on Tuesday.

Of those currently hospitalized, 968 are in acute care and 275 are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients climbed by 10 while the number of intensive care patients experienced no change.

To date, Maryland has hospitalized a total of 39,469 residents due to COVID-19.

Of the two-dose vaccines, Maryland has administered a total of 2,105,757 first doses and 1,251,727 second doses.

In the past 24 hours, providers have administered 21,606 first doses and 25,266 second doses.

Maryland providers have also administered single-dose vaccines to a total of 173,534 people, including 8,672 doses that were administered in the past 24 hours.

A total of 1,425,261 Marylanders have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, state data showed on Tuesday.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 80,370 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 68,260 in Montgomery County; 59,421 in Baltimore County; 47,749 in Baltimore City; 40,587 in Anne Arundel County; 18,847 in Frederick County; 18,059 in Howard County; 15,138 in Harford County; 13,683 in Washington County; 10,125 in Charles County; 8,700 in Carroll County; 7,237 in Wicomico County; 6,643 in Allegany County; 5,651 in Cecil County; 5,596 in St. Mary’s County; 4,009 in Calvert County; 3,472 in Worcester County; 2,796 in Queen Anne’s County; 2,562 in Dorchester County; 2,505 in Somerset County; 2,189 in Caroline County; 2,013 in Talbot County; 1,923 in Garrett County; and 1,264 in Kent County, according to the dashboard.

Maryland has confirmed 22,665 cases in people age 9 or younger; 42,794 in people ages 10-19; 78,657 in people ages 20-29; 73,460 in people ages 30-39; 64,359 in people ages 40-49; 64,352 in people ages 50-59; 43,150 in people ages 60-69; 23,956 in people ages 70-79; and 15,406 in people age 80 or older.

The state has identified 224,018 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 204,781 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 128,698 are Black, 10,343 are Asian, 150,823 are white, 66,322 are Hispanic, 20,039 are another race, and data is not available for the remaining 52,574.

Nationwide, there have been at least 31,273,951 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 562,655 deaths. The U.S. has conducted more than 408.9 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...