ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland saw an uptick in new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, with nearly 900 more reported.

The state reported 897 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 141,741. Nine more Marylanders have died as a result of the virus, bringing the total to 3,962.

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Tuesday marked the first time cases in Maryland have risen above 800 since September 12. It’s also the highest single-day increase since August 9.

Dr. Neil Roy, of Siani Hospital, said the increase in COVID-19 cases could be happening for a couple of different reasons.

“People are spending more time indoors, to a general lack of restrictions, or people feeling more comfortable not wearing their masks or washing their hands as frequently,” Dr. Roy said.

Hospitalizations continued to rise with 471 reported, adding 15 cases overnight. ICU beds went down however, now at 105 cases and 366 people are in acute care.

The state’s total coronavirus hospitalizations have ticked up 17% over the last two weeks, and ICU levels are up 2.94%.

The state’s calculation of the positivity rate is also up again, now at 3.35%. There have been 3,311,143 coronavirus tests administered, with 1,756,353 coming back negative.

Dr. Roy said the virus should still be taken just as seriously.

“The threat of coronavirus is no different than it was before,” he said. “Being as cautious as possible is something that we can all do.”

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES: 

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

By County

County Cases Deaths
Allegany 660 (24)
Anne Arundel 11,872 (260) 12*
Baltimore City 17,581 (484) 17*
Baltimore County 20,419 (642) 23*
Calvert 1,176 (27) 2*
Caroline 740 (8)
Carroll 2,219 (126) 3*
Cecil 1,340 (35) 1*
Charles 3,154 (100) 2*
Dorchester 779 (10)
Frederick 4,721 (131) 8*
Garrett 139 (1)
Harford 3,555 (77) 4*
Howard 5,845 (120) 6*
Kent 342 (23) 2*
Montgomery 25,438 (829) 40*
Prince George’s 32,499 (830) 24*
Queen Anne’s 773 (25) 1*
St. Mary’s 1,470 (60)
Somerset 419 (6)
Talbot 645 (6)
Washington 2,252 (44)
Wicomico 2,493 (51)
Worcester 1,210 (30) 1*
Data not available (13)

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 5,519
10-19 12,450 (2)
20-29 26,854 (24) 1*
30-39 25,493 (52) 6*
40-49 22,470 (130) 3*
50-59 20,646 (324) 17*
60-69 13,884 (650) 13*
70-79 8,129 (983) 28*
80+ 6,296 (1,795) 78*
Data not available (2)
Female 74,616 (1,936) 75*
Male 67,125 (2,026) 71*

By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 43,861 (1,608) 55*
Asian (NH) 2,712 (146) 6*
White (NH) 37,519 (1,694) 73*
Hispanic 29,910 (454) 12*
Other (NH) 6,596 (45)
Data not available 21,143 (15)

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.

Stetson Miller

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