This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

After two days of confirming new cases in the mid-800s, Maryland’s coronavirus caseload on Wednesday grew by 1,471 newly reported cases.

At least 420,526 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 3,206,659 have tested negative as of Wednesday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Wednesday’s count marks a 0.35% increase of new cases since Tuesday.

A total of 8,203 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 11 additional deaths reported since Tuesday. There are also 186 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

The state has completed 8,966,009 coronavirus tests to date, with 33,465 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

An average of 5.71% of the state’s COVID-19 tests over the last seven days came back positive.

There are currently 1,200 hospitalized with COVID-19, with four fewer coronavirus patients than on Tuesday.

Of those currently hospitalized, 923 in acute care and 277 in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients declined by 16 while the number of intensive care patients rose by 12.

The daily number of current hospitalizations remains higher than the state saw all of March.

Maryland has hospitalized a total of 38,682 coronavirus patients to date.

A total of 1,185,744 Marylanders have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, state data showed on Wednesday.

Of the two-dose vaccines, Maryland has administered a total of 1,930,376 first doses and 1,079,140 second doses.

In the past 24 hours, providers have administered 38,580 first doses and 27,638 second doses.

Maryland providers have also administered single-dose vaccines to a total of 106,604 people, including 8,130 doses that were administered in the past 24 hours.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 79,286 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 67,505 in Montgomery County; 57,709 in Baltimore County; 46,254 in Baltimore City; 39,773 in Anne Arundel County; 18,507 in Frederick County; 17,718 in Howard County; 14,652 in Harford County; 13,484 in Washington County; 9,937 in Charles County; 8,503 in Carroll County; 7,164 in Wicomico County; 6,588 in Allegany County; 5,511 in St. Mary’s County; 5,496 in Cecil County; 3,960 in Calvert County; 3,437 in Worcester County; 2,752 in Queen Anne’s County; 2,505 in Dorchester County; 2,486 in Somerset County; 2,158 in Caroline County; 1,979 in Talbot County; 1,916 in Garrett County; and 1,246 in Kent County, according to the dashboard.

Maryland has confirmed 21,960 cases in people age 9 or younger; 41,570 in people ages 10-19; 77,042 in people ages 20-29; 72,026 in people ages 30-39; 63,237 in people ages 40-49; 63,205 in people ages 50-59; 42,511 in people ages 60-69; 23,688 in people ages 70-79; and 15,287 in people age 80 or older.

The state has identified 219,683 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 200,843 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 125,178 are Black, 9,979 are Asian, 147,687 are white, 65,385 are Hispanic, 19,775 are another race, and data is not available for the remaining 52,522.

Nationwide, there have been at least 30,849,137 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 556,548 deaths. The U.S. has conducted more than 400.8 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