ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported 743 new coronavirus cases Thursday as the number of hospitalizations fell slightly, the latest data from the state’s health department shows.

As of Thursday, Maryland has now reported 137,979 COVID-19 cases and 458 hospitalizations, five fewer hospitalizations than Wednesday. Of those in the hospital, 333 are in acute care and 125 are in intensive care.

A dozen new deaths were reported, bringing the state’s total to 3,924. Gov. Larry Hogan said Maryland has one of the lowest death rates in the country.

The state’s calculation of the positivity rate is roughly flat, sitting at 3.1% Thursday. On Wednesday, the positivity rate was 3.11%.

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In total, the state has seen 3,169,302 COVID-19 cases conducted, of which 1,705,376 have come back negative.

During a news conference Thursday afternoon, Hogan said small gatherings and house parties continue to be the number one place the virus is spreading, according to findings from contact tracing efforts.

Here’s a breakdown of coronavirus cases and deaths by county (probable deaths are listed with an asterisk):

County Cases Deaths
Allegany 604 (23)
Anne Arundel 11,514 (254) 12*
Baltimore City 17,079 (481) 17*
Baltimore County 19,897 (635) 23*
Calvert 1,145 (27) 2*
Caroline 721 (8)
Carroll 2,168 (126) 3*
Cecil 1,299 (35) 1*
Charles 3,067 (99) 2*
Dorchester 735 (10)
Frederick 4,581 (130) 8*
Garrett 115 (1)
Harford 3,482 (76) 4*
Howard 5,684 (118) 6*
Kent 336 (22) 2*
Montgomery 24,772 (823) 40*
Prince George’s 31,844 (828) 24*
Queen Anne’s 743 (25) 1*
St. Mary’s 1,420 (59)
Somerset 401 (6)
Talbot 631 (6)
Washington 2,158 (42)
Wicomico 2,397 (49)
Worcester 1,186 (29) 1*
Data not available (12)

Here’s a breakdown of coronavirus cases and deaths by age and gender (probable deaths are listed with an asterisk):

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 5,347
10-19 12,086 (2)
20-29 26,093 (24) 1*
30-39 24,802 (50) 6*
40-49 21,873 (124) 3*
50-59 20,106 (323) 17*
60-69 13,523 (647) 13*
70-79 7,948 (972) 28*
80+ 6,201 (1,779) 78*
Data not available (3)
Female 72,699 (1,920) 75*
Male 65,280 (2,004) 71*

Here’s a breakdown of coronavirus cases and deaths by race and ethnicity (probable deaths are listed with an asterisk):

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 42,907 (1,596) 55*
Asian (NH) 2,644 (146) 6*
White (NH) 36,207 (1,675) 73*
Hispanic 29,229 (449) 12*
Other (NH) 6,401 (44)
Data not available 20,591 (14)

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.

CBS Baltimore Staff

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