Maryland surpasses 6,000 coronavirus deaths, reports 2,970 more cases

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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 has reported the deaths of 6,004 Marylanders since the pandemic began, including 44 deaths that were reported on Thursday.

There are also 169 people whose deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

At least 295,874 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 2,595,614 have tested negative as of Thursday 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 2,970, an increase of 1.01%.

Maryland has completed 5,972,432 coronavirus tests to date, with 39,644 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

An average of 9.31% of the state’s coronavirus tests over the last seven days came back positive.

The seven-day average rate of positive tests yesterday was 10.39% for Marylanders younger than 35 and 8.71% for Marylanders older than 35.

There are currently 1,834 Marylanders hospitalized with COVID-19, including 1,407 who are in acute care and 427 who are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients declined by 11 while the number of intensive care patients dropped by 17, marking a net decrease of 28 fewer people hospitalized with coronavirus compared to Wednesday.

Maryland has hospitalized a total of 27,900 people with coronavirus since the pandemic began.

The state reported 11,803 vaccinations in the past 24 hours, and a total of 98,536 vaccinations to date.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, there have been 57,771 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 49,257 in Montgomery County; 40,759 in Baltimore County; 33,215 in Baltimore City; 26,478 in Anne Arundel County; 12,446 in Frederick County; 12,029 in Howard County; 9,261 in Washington County; 9,195 in Harford County; 6,471 in Charles County; 5,625 in Allegany County; 5,587 in Carroll County; 5,046 in Wicomico County; 3,869 in Cecil County; 3,582 in St. Mary’s County; 2,508 in Calvert County; 2,402 in Worcester County; 1,910 in Somerset County; 1,841 in Queen Anne’s County; 1,561 in Garrett County; 1,527 in Dorchester County; 1,420 in Caroline County; 1,303 in Talbot County; and 811 in Kent County, according to the dashboard.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 13,607 are people age 9 or younger; 27,006 are people ages 10-19; 54,555 are people ages 20-29; 51,831 are people ages 30-39; 45,744 are people ages 40-49; 44,523 are people ages 50-59; 29,853 are people ages 60-69; 17,102 are people ages 70-79; and 11,653 are people age 80 or older.

The state has identified 155,226 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 140,648 as male.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 84,808 are Black, 50,418 are Hispanic, 97,724 are white, 6,207 are Asian, 13,713 are another race, and data is not available for the remaining 43,004.

Nationwide, there have been at least 21,307,125 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 361,312 deaths. The U.S. has conducted more than 257.7 million coronavirus tests to date as of 10 a.m. Thursday, according to a real-time dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

Marcus Dieterle

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