More than 9,600 Marylanders have received the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine

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A total of 9,655 Marylanders have received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine, state officials reported Tuesday.

Of those individuals, 2,989 received their second vaccine dose in the past 24 hours.

The state reported that 152,129 Marylanders have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, including 12,623 people in the past 24 hours.

The vaccine is being distributed in two doses to optimize the efficacy of the vaccine’s protection, but Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials have said people should continue wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and following other guidelines to reduce the spread of coronavirus while they learn more about the protection that the vaccine provides.

At least 312,351 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 2,658,742 have tested negative as of Tuesday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

The state’s coronavirus caseload grew by 2,665, an increase of 0.86%.

Maryland has completed 6,220,019 coronavirus tests to date, with 31,330 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

On average, 8.77% of the state’s COVID-19 tests over the last seven days came back positive.

The seven-day average rate of positive tests yesterday was 9.33% for Marylanders younger than 35 and 8.43% for Marylanders older than 35.

The number of Marylanders currently hospitalized with coronavirus reached a new record high yet again, with 1,952 COVID-19 patients hospitalized as of Tuesday.

Of those currently hospitalized, 1,496 are in acute care and 456 are in intensive care.

The number of acute care patients rose by three while the number of intensive care patients grew by nine, marking a net increase of 12 more people hospitalized with coronavirus compared to Monday.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Maryland has hospitalized a total 28,860 people with coronavirus.

A total of 6,196 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, with 67 additional deaths reported since Monday. There are also 171 deaths suspected to be related to coronavirus.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 60,505 confirmed cases in Prince George’s County; 52,015 in Montgomery County; 42,505 in Baltimore County; 34,443 in Baltimore City; 28,416 in Anne Arundel County; 13,501 in Frederick County; 12,863 in Howard County; 9,852 in Washington County; 9,739 in Harford County; 6,818 in Charles County; 6,015 in Carroll County; 5,785 in Allegany County; 5,386 in Wicomico County; 4,125 in Cecil County; 3,818 in St. Mary’s County; 2,783 in Calvert County; 2,614 in Worcester County; 2,022 in Somerset County; 2,014 in Queen Anne’s County; 1,645 in Dorchester County; 1,634 in Garrett County; 1,556 in Caroline County; 1,420 in Talbot County; and 877 in Kent County, according to the dashboard.

Maryland has confirmed 14,577 cases in people age 9 or younger; 28,862 in people ages 10-19; 57,488 in people ages 20-29; 54,600 in people ages 30-39; 48,133 in people ages 40-49; 47,011 in people ages 50-59; 31,507 in people ages 60-69; 18,014 in people ages 70-79; and 12,159 in people age 80 or older.

The state has identified 163,801 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients as female and 148,550 as male.

Of the Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19, 88,814 are Black, 52,461 are Hispanic, 104,415 are white, 6,644 are Asian, 14,584 are another race, and data is not available for the remaining 45,433.

Nationwide, there have been at least 22,620,333 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, including at least 376,295 deaths. The U.S. has conducted more than 267.4 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.

Marcus Dieterle

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