By CBS Baltimore Staff

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland added 2,265 coronavirus cases as hospitalizations increased Monday morning.

LATEST: Over 2.3K New Cases As Hospitalizations Pass 1.7K

There are now a total of 253,073 coronavirus cases in the state since the pandemic began. Twenty-three more Marylanders have died, bringing the state’s death toll to 5,302.

Fourteen more Marylanders are hospitalized Monday, bringing the state’s total to 1,676. Of those, 399 are in ICU beds and 1,277 are in acute care. The statewide positivity rate is now at 7.72%.

Maryland also administered 40,320 coronavirus tests in the last 24 hours. They have now administered 5,324,491 tests since the pandemic began.

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This week, over 100,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine are set to arrive in Maryland this week.

“Everybody in this country wants to return to normal life. The fastest way for us to do that is for everyone to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Troy Brennan, CVS Chief Medical Officer.

CVS said they will start to administer vaccine at Maryland’s long-term care facilities on Wednesday.

Gov. Larry Hogan continues to urge Marylanders to change up their holiday plans this season.

“Our message is simple,” he said in a tweet Monday. “Marylanders are safer at home for the holidays this year.”

Local leaders are echoing the call to limit travel.

“We are all tired,” said Howard County Executive Calvin Ball.

Howard County launched a “Stay Safe” campaign on Monday.

“The approval of the vaccine is a wonderful holiday gift that we will be slowly able to celebrate,” said Howard County Health Officer Dr. Maura Rossman.

Health officials are still stressing to wear masks, avoid travel and large gatherings and keep up with social distancing.

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said ICU beds in the city are at 90% capacity.

“We have reached widespread community transmission and it is safe to assume people not in your household could be carriers of COVID, even if they aren’t showing symptoms,” Dr. Rossman said.

Testing sites across the state are operating under modified holiday schedules this week and next. All of them will be closed Friday on Christmas Day.

Here’s a breakdown of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Maryland (probable deaths listed with an asterisk):

By County

County Cases Deaths
Allegany 5,071 (142)
Anne Arundel 21,924 (322) 13*
Baltimore City 29,578 (647) 21*
Baltimore County 36,058 (845) 29*
Calvert 2,015 (44) 1*
Caroline 1,218 (10)
Carroll 4,641 (153) 4*
Cecil 3,193 (63) 2*
Charles 5,535 (116) 1*
Dorchester 1,266 (17)
Frederick 9,763 (162) 8*
Garrett 1,312 (36)
Harford 7,826 (130) 4*
Howard 10,284 (165) 6*
Kent 646 (24) 2*
Montgomery 42,171 (1,019) 45*
Prince George’s 50,643 (1,010) 27*
Queen Anne’s 1,462 (26) 1*
St. Mary’s 2,946 (81)
Somerset 1,579 (19)
Talbot 1,030 (7)
Washington 6,799 (117) 3*
Wicomico 4,233 (71) 1*
Worcester 1,880 (42) 1*
Data not available (34)

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 11,276 (1)
10-19 22,817 (4)
20-29 47,202 (27) 1*
30-39 44,775 (59) 6*
40-49 39,373 (160) 4*
50-59 37,742 (414) 21*
60-69 25,160 (826) 17*
70-79 14,525 (1,331) 30*
80+ 10,203 (2,478) 90*
Data not available (2)
Female 133,106 (2,582) 82*
Male 119,967 (2,720) 87*

By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 74,271 (1,987) 60*
Asian (NH) 5,153 (180) 7*
White (NH) 80,358 (2,500) 85*
Hispanic 45,036 (532) 15*
Other (NH) 11,586 (56)
Data not available 36,669 (47) 2*

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.

Correction: A previous version of this article listed 37 new deaths. It has been updated with the correct number. 

CBS Baltimore Staff