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 on Monday continued to decrease to 448 patients.

Of those currently hospitalized, 330 are in acute care and 118 are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients rose by two while the number of intensive care patients dropped by eight, marking a net decrease of six fewer people hospitalized with coronavirus compared to Sunday.

Maryland has recorded a total of 43,043 coronavirus-related hospitalizations to date.

At least 458,520 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 3,454,398 have tested negative as of Monday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Maryland’s coronavirus caseload grew by 228, an increase of about 0.05%.

A total of 8,831 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 15 additional deaths reported since Sunday. There are also 191 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

The state has completed 10,278,925 coronavirus tests to date, with 13,337 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

Over the last seven days, an average of 2.04% of the state’s COVID-19 tests have come back positive.

The seven-day average rate of positive tests yesterday was 2.36% for Marylanders younger than 35 and 1.81% for Marylanders older than 35.

Of the two-dose vaccines, Maryland has administered a total of 3,137,444 first doses and 2,549,104 second doses.

In the past 24 hours, providers have administered 8,868 first doses and 10,739 second doses.

Maryland providers have also administered single-dose vaccines to a total of 226,518 people, including 790 doses that were reported in the past 24 hours.

A total of 2,775,622 Marylanders have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, state data showed on Monday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday reported that 68.2% of Marylanders age 18 and older have received at least one vaccine dose.

As of 10 a.m. Monday, there have been 84,813 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 70,712 in Montgomery County; 65,435 in Baltimore County; 52,743 in Baltimore City; 43,644 in Anne Arundel County; 19,720 in Frederick County; 19,169 in Howard County; 16,510 in Harford County; 14,531 in Washington County; 10,802 in Charles County; 9,460 in Carroll County; 7,634 in Wicomico County; 6,978 in Allegany County; 6,266 in Cecil County; 6,007 in St. Mary’s County; 4,208 in Calvert County; 3,619 in Worcester County; 2,984 in Queen Anne’s County; 2,820 in Dorchester County; 2,601 in Somerset County; 2,334 in Caroline County; 2,154 in Talbot County; 2,029 in Garrett County; and 1,347 in Kent County, according to the dashboard.

Of Maryland’s confirmed cases, 25,758 are people age 9 or younger; 47,243 are people ages 10-19; 84,077 are people ages 20-29; 78,545 are people ages 30-39; 68,357 are people ages 40-49; 68,267 are people ages 50-59; 45,453 are people ages 60-69; 24,973 are people ages 70-79; and 15,847 are people age 80 or older.

Maryland has identified 239,846 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 218,674 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 142,109 are Black, 11,076 are Asian, 161,939 are white, 69,365 are Hispanic, 21,381 are another race, and data is not available for the remaining 52,650.

Nationwide, there have been at least 33,118,927 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 589,920 deaths. The U.S. has administered 284,948,228 coronavirus vaccine doses 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 marcus@baltimorefishbowl.com...