ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland added more than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases Saturday and more than 40 new deaths, including a child under the age of 10, data from the state’s health department shows.

As of Saturday, there have been 324,031 COVID-19 cases reported in the state, 3,292 of which were added Saturday.

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Forty-seven new deaths were reported Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 6,369. Among the deaths are a child under the age of 10 and a Baltimore City Correctional officer.

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The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Maryland (AFSCME) Council 3 said that the officer worked at the Baltimore City Correctional Center.

“This is the third officer out of the Baltimore complex that has lost their life to COVID,” Patrick Moran, the President of the local AFSCME chapter, said.

The officer’s name has not been released. Moran said he worked at the facility for several years as a maintenance officer.

Moran added that about 10% of the union’s correctional officers have been infected with the virus.

He said more needs to be done in correctional facilities to decrease the risk of getting COVID-19.

“Unfortunately, they’re not resourcing it to the level that they should. They have the means to do but they don’t and that’s what sound about it,” Moran said.

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In the last week, correctional officers have started getting their first shot.

Starting Monday, inmates at high risk of developing complications from the coronavirus will also start getting vaccinated as the state moves into phase 1B of its vaccine distribution plan.

Twenty-seven fewer Marylanders were hospitalized on Saturday than on Friday. The total sits at 1,821, of which 1,409 are in acute care and 412 are in intensive care.

The positivity rate fell from 8.3% on Friday to 8.13% on Saturday.

Since the pandemic began, 6,408,323 COVID-19 tests have been conducted; of those, 2,705,207 people have tested negative.

In terms of vaccinations, the health department reports 216,620 Marylanders have gotten the first dose of a vaccine and 20,646 have gotten a second dose.

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

County Cases Deaths
Allegany 5,865 (164) 0*
Anne Arundel 29,710 (402) 14*
Baltimore City 35,405 (744) 21*
Baltimore County 43,793 (1,024) 31*
Calvert 2,967 (46) 1*
Caroline 1,627 (13) 0*
Carroll 6,255 (175) 5*
Cecil 4,337 (89) 2*
Charles 7,121 (132) 1*
Dorchester 1,811 (24) 0*
Frederick 14,150 (214) 8*
Garrett 1,701 (56) 1*
Harford 10,160 (183) 4*
Howard 13,330 (186) 6*
Kent 918 (28) 2*
Montgomery 53,832 (1,177) 44*
Prince George’s 62,491 (1,135) 27*
Queen Anne’s 2,140 (32) 1*
St. Mary’s 4,073 (95) 0*
Somerset 2,068 (24) 0*
Talbot 1,477 (15) 0*
Washington 10,418 (178) 3*
Wicomico 5,626 (101) 0*
Worcester 2,756 (65) 1*
Data not available 0 (67) 0*

Here’s a breakdown of COVID-19 cases and deaths by age and gender (probable deaths are listed with an asterisk):

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 15,291 (2) 0*
10-19 30,049 (5) 1*
20-29 59,546 (30) 1*
30-39 56,430 (65) 6*
40-49 49,820 (185) 4*
50-59 48,840 (488) 22*
60-69 32,780 (999) 17*
70-79 18,694 (1,615) 31*
80+ 12,581 (2,978) 90*
Data not available 0 (2) 0*
Female 170,048 (3,068) 84*
Male 153,983 (3,300) 88*
Unknown 0 (1) 0*

Here’s a breakdown of COVID-19 cases and deaths by race and ethnicity (probable deaths are listed with an asterisk):

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Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 91,776 (2,268) 61*
Asian (NH) 6,952 (216) 7*
White (NH) 109,156 (3,144) 89*
Hispanic 53,989 (605) 15*
Other (NH) 15,178 (65) 0*
Data not available 46,980 (71) 0*

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