ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland reports 2,465 new coronavirus cases Wednesday morning as the state records its second-highest day of hospitalizations since the pandemic began.

Forty-nine more Marylanders have died in the last 24 hours from the virus, bringing the total to 5,402. There have now been 257,862 confirmed coronavirus cases throughout the pandemic in the state.

Hospitalizations also continue to increase, with 1,776 Marylanders hospitalized. The only time hospitalizations have been higher was just last week on December 15 when the state recorded 1,799 hospitalizations.

Of those, 419 are in ICU beds- up nearly 20 from Tuesday- and 1,357 are in acute care.

The statewide positivity rate went down by .11%, now at 7.36%. The state has administered 39,814 coronavirus tests in the last 24 hours.

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES: 

By County

County Cases Deaths
Allegany 5,172 (146)
Anne Arundel 22,366 (329) 13*
Baltimore City 30,080 (656) 21*
Baltimore County 36,582 (860) 29*
Calvert 2,055 (44) 1*
Caroline 1,232 (10)
Carroll 4,763 (155) 4*
Cecil 3,270 (65) 2*
Charles 5,664 (116) 1*
Dorchester 1,290 (18)
Frederick 10,065 (163) 8*
Garrett 1,339 (37)
Harford 7,979 (135) 4*
Howard 10,463 (167) 6*
Kent 664 (24) 2*
Montgomery 42,975 (1,032) 44*
Prince George’s 51,462 (1,019) 27*
Queen Anne’s 1,495 (26) 1*
St. Mary’s 2,982 (82)
Somerset 1,630 (19)
Talbot 1,055 (7)
Washington 7,024 (127) 2*
Wicomico 4,319 (73)
Worcester 1,936 (43) 1*
Data not available (49)

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 11,525 (1)
10-19 23,227 (4)
20-29 48,027 (27) 1*
30-39 45,591 (60) 6*
40-49 40,125 (162) 4*
50-59 38,507 (420) 20*
60-69 25,684 (841) 17*
70-79 14,824 (1,362) 30*
80+ 10,352 (2,523) 88*
Data not available (2)
Female 135,488 (2,628) 81*
Male 122,374 (2,774) 85*

By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 75,524 (2,020) 60*
Asian (NH) 5,275 (180) 7*
White (NH) 82,179 (2,556) 83*
Hispanic 45,643 (538) 14*
Other (NH) 11,817 (55)
Data not available 37,424 (53) 2*

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CBS Baltimore Staff