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.

As of Monday, 1,738 Marylanders are hospitalized due to coronavirus, with the metric remaining higher than the number of hospitalizations the state saw earlier in the pandemic.

Maryland reported 1,711 hospitalizations on April 30, which held the record until the state reached 1,715 hospitalizations on Dec. 9.

Since then, Maryland has passed that record four more times with 1,720 hospitalizations on Dec. 10; 1,729 on Dec. 11; 1,742 on Dec. 14; and 1,799 Dec. 15.

Of the 1,738 Marylanders who are currently hospitalized, 1,315 are in acute care and 423 are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients climbed by 41 while the number of intensive care patients rose by five, marking a net increase of 46 more people hospitalized with coronavirus compared to Sunday.

To date, Maryland has hospitalized a total of 26,078 COVID-19 patients.

At least 269,183 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 2,502,325 have tested negative as of Monday 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 1,985, an increase of 0.74%.

At least 20,812 Marylanders have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine under the first phase of the state’s vaccine distribution plan, which includes the vaccination of frontline first responders and health care workers; staff and residents of nursing homes, long-term care facilities and assisted living facilities; and other essential workers, such as people working in public safety, education and congregate living facilities.

The state reported that 994 Marylanders received the first vaccine dose in the past 24 hours.

Maryland has completed 5,611,691 coronavirus tests to date, with 38,928 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

On average, 7.42% of the state’s coronavirus tests over the last seven days came back positive.

The seven-day average rate of positive tests yesterday was 7.64% for Marylanders younger than 35 and 7.31% for Marylanders older than 35.

A total of 5,573 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 28 additional deaths reported since Sunday. There are also 167 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

As of 10 a.m. Monday, there have been 53,043 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 44,640 in Montgomery County; 37,549 in Baltimore County; 30,777 in Baltimore City; 23,408 in Anne Arundel County; 10,822 in Howard County; 10,670 in Frederick County; 8,253 in Harford County; 7,642 in Washington County; 5,853 in Charles County; 5,269 in Allegany County; 4,944 in Carroll County; 4,480 in Wicomico County; 3,447 in Cecil County; 3,129 in St. Mary’s County; 2,153 in Calvert County; 2,062 in Worcester County; 1,690 in Somerset County; 1,560 in Queen Anne’s County; 1,414 in Garrett County; 1,319 in Dorchester County; 1,275 in Caroline County; 1,104 in Talbot County; and 695 in Kent County, according to the dashboard.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 12,135 are people age 9 or younger; 24,325 are people ages 10-19; 49,926 are people ages 20-29; 47,404 are people ages 30-39; 41,784 are people ages 40-49; 40,342 are people ages 50-59; 26,937 are people ages 60-69; 15,521 are people ages 70-79; and 10,809 are people age 80 or older.

The state has identified 141,347 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 127,836 as male.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 78,325 are Black, 47,107 are Hispanic, 86,664 are white, 5,588 are Asian, 12,364 are another race, and data is not available for the remaining 39,135.

Nationwide, there have been at least 19,136,761 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 333,140 deaths. The U.S. has conducted more than 242.2 million coronavirus tests to date as of 10 a.m. Monday, 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