ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Coronavirus hospitalizations are up and the cases number grew by more than 900 Sunday in Maryland, as the state reports a total of 95,503 confirmed COVID-19 cases over the span of the pandemic.

According to officials, there are 922 more COVID-19 cases since Saturday.

Hospitalizations also increased by 10 total bringing the total to 525 — nine more acute cases and one more patient in the ICU, making the total 128.

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Eight more people died since Saturday, meaning 3,448 Marylanders have died over the span of the pandemic.

The statewide positivity rate is at 3.75%.

More than 1.43 million tests were administered in the state with more than 943,000 coming back negative.

The state completed over 40,000 tests in the last 24 hours- the most in a single day.

“Wearing masks is the single best mitigation strategy we have to fight this virus,” Gov. Larry Hogan said in a tweet.

Gov. Hogan said mitigation strategies are working, but it’s no time to turn complacent. He explained on Twitter why he wears a mask.

“It’s the best way to keep ourselves and our families safe, to keep people out of the hospital and to keep Maryland open for business,” he said.

Sunday’s positivity rate were so low, the seven-day rate is down to 3.72 percent, a new record low.

After U.S. Surgeon General Gerome Adams visited the city Friday, he urged citizens to take COVID-19 seriously.

“The metrics are starting to trend in a bad direction but we still have time to turn it around,” he said.

Echoing a concern some feel about the city reopening indoor dining.

“We’re seeing a decent amount of spread in Baltimore City,” said Dr. Michael Allison.

“We’re getting absolutely crushed by COVID-19,” said City Councilman Zeke Cohen.

The mayor capped indoor dining at 25 percent capacity to help businesses stay alive.

“It hasn’t been easy from a financial standpoint,” said Admiral’s Cup owner Darin Mislan.

But multiple restaurants in Fells Point and Little Italy said they are keeping their inside dining closed.

“Right now, it’s safest for staff, community and guests to not do it,” Mislan said.

“It is not in the interest of our city and the people that live here to have us open indoors,” Cohen said.

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES: 

A breakdown of the cases:

By County

County Cases Deaths
Allegany 291 (18)
Anne Arundel 7,361 (216) 9*
Baltimore City 12,547 (413) 15*
Baltimore County 13,257 (541) 22*
Calvert 697 (27) 1*
Caroline 451 (3)
Carroll 1,546 (115) 2*
Cecil 702 (29) 1*
Charles 2,024 (89) 2*
Dorchester 371 (5)
Frederick 3,067 (114) 7*
Garrett 49
Harford 1,968 (66) 3*
Howard 3,846 (104) 6*
Kent 243 (22) 1*
Montgomery 18,392 (764) 39*
Prince George’s 23,697 (730) 23*
Queen Anne’s 431 (24) 1*
St. Mary’s 983 (52)
Somerset 136 (3)
Talbot 400 (4)
Washington 1,012 (31)
Wicomico 1,338 (45)
Worcester 694 (19) 1*
Data not available (14) 4*

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 3,297
10-19 6,211 (1)
20-29 16,721 (21) 1*
30-39 17,958 (45) 5*
40-49 15,982 (110) 3*
50-59 14,256 (272) 15*
60-69 9,774 (565) 12*
70-79 6,053 (849) 22*
80+ 5,251 (1,573) 75*
Data not available (12) 4*
Female 50,343 (1,694) 70*
Male 45,160 (1,754) 67*

By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 29,841 (1,415) 50*
Asian (NH) 1,726 (129) 6*
White (NH) 20,895 (1,456) 67*
Hispanic 23,781 (398) 10*
Other (NH) 4,191 (36)
Data not available 15,069 (14) 4*

For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.

Annie Rose Ramos

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