ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland reported Friday morning 2,378 new coronavirus cases and 22 additional deaths.

It’s the fourth-highest daily increase since the pandemic began.

Hospitalizations did go down overnight by 18 cases, though ICU beds did go up slightly. There are now 1,435 Marylanders hospitalized, with 343 in ICU beds and 1,092 in acute care.

A doctor at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security said as hospitals admit more and more COVID-19 patients, it’s important to have a clear plan.

“It comes down to simple stuff like how do you support hospitals and what do you do when hospitals don’t have enough resources to care for the patients there,” Dr. Amesh Adalja said.

Dr. Adalja is a critical care doctor and part of the center’s research team. Researchers studied the effects of the unprecedented surge in COVID patients across New York City hospitals, the epicenter of the pandemic.

“You have to be able to have a robust system that supports them and also helps them decide when it is that they have to change standards of care because they don’t have enough, how do they make those tough decisions and what is the process for doing so,” Dr. Adalja said.

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Throughout the pandemic, there have been a total of 192,858 coronavirus cases and 4,414 deaths reported in the state.

The state’s calculation of the positivity rate is slightly down by 0.08%, now at 6.3%.

The state also administered 47,320 more coronavirus tests in the last 24 hours.

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES: 

By County

County Cases Deaths
Allegany 2,962 (64)
Anne Arundel 16,297 (286) 12*
Baltimore City 23,955 (538) 20*
Baltimore County 28,504 (701) 25*
Calvert 1,537 (35) 1*
Caroline 938 (10)
Carroll 3,222 (132) 3*
Cecil 2,023 (39) 3*
Charles 4,254 (103) 2*
Dorchester 996 (15)
Frederick 6,575 (138) 8*
Garrett 682 (4)
Harford 5,875 (91) 4*
Howard 7,917 (133) 6*
Kent 428 (23) 2*
Montgomery 32,601 (902) 42*
Prince George’s 40,479 (898) 25*
Queen Anne’s 1,061 (26) 1*
St. Mary’s 2,063 (61)
Somerset 823 (8)
Talbot 801 (7)
Washington 4,074 (69)
Wicomico 3,348 (59)
Worcester 1,443 (36) 1*
Data not available (36)

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 7,986
10-19 17,150 (3)
20-29 36,750 (26) 1*
30-39 34,508 (53) 6*
40-49 30,373 (140) 3*
50-59 28,403 (357) 17*
60-69 18,818 (706) 15*
70-79 10,858 (1,106) 28*
80+ 8,012 (2,021) 85*
Data not available (2)
Female 101,551 (2,158) 78*
Male 91,307 (2,256) 77*

By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 57,735 (1,733) 57*
Asian (NH) 3,795 (158) 6*
White (NH) 57,903 (1,947) 79*
Hispanic 37,099 (481) 13*
Other (NH) 8,816 (50)
Data not available 27,510 (45)

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.

Rachel Menitoff