ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland’s positivity rate and hospitalizations are declining as nearly 2,200 new cases were reported by state health officials.

As of Thursday, the state reported 2,190 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 348,749. Forty more Marylanders have died as a result of coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 6,861.

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Trends continue to move downward with hospitalizations are down by 11 to 1,636 and 376 patients remain in the ICU. The positivity rate is at 6.15%.

Since Wednesday, 46,476 more people were tested for coronavirus, bringing the testing total to 6.8 million.

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Maryland remains in Phase 1C in its vaccination plan.

As of Wednesday morning, 852,625 doses have been distributed total throughout the state and 449,916 doses have been administered. Of the total doses administered, 383,300 have received one dose and 66,616 have received two.

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“While the speed of vaccinations continues to increase, and our distribution network continues to expand, our supply from the federal government remains extremely limited,” Gov. Hogan said. “I ask Marylanders to remain patient with providers as we work with the Biden administration to secure more doses for the state.”

The Maryland Department of Health is encouraging physicians and patients to now consider monoclonal antibody treatment, which they claim has been shown to reduce the severity of symptoms and prevent hospitalization in people with mild or moderate COVID symptoms.

Here’s a breakdown:

By County

County Cases Deaths
Allegany 6,134 (177) 1*
Anne Arundel 32,362 (444) 14*
Baltimore City 37,464 (783) 21*
Baltimore County 46,618 (1,098) 33*
Calvert 3,340 (58) 1*
Caroline 1,833 (16) 0*
Carroll 6,808 (188) 5*
Cecil 4,690 (109) 2*
Charles 7,833 (143) 1*
Dorchester 2,031 (33) 0*
Frederick 15,342 (232) 8*
Garrett 1,782 (56) 1*
Harford 11,127 (202) 4*
Howard 14,330 (195) 6*
Kent 1,023 (34) 2*
Montgomery 58,011 (1,250) 44*
Prince George’s 66,888 (1,191) 27*
Queen Anne’s 2,328 (32) 1*
St. Mary’s 4,489 (102) 0*
Somerset 2,222 (26) 0*
Talbot 1,635 (21) 0*
Washington 11,228 (219) 3*
Wicomico 6,213 (125) 0*
Worcester 3,018 (77) 1*
Data not available 0 (50) 1*

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 16,864 (2) 0*
10-19 32,737 (6) 1*
20-29 63,548 (32) 1*
30-39 60,429 (71) 6*
40-49 53,340 (194) 4*
50-59 52,676 (527) 23*
60-69 35,516 (1,082) 18*
70-79 20,159 (1,743) 33*
80+ 13,480 (3,202) 90*
Data not available 0 (2) 0*
Female 182,882 (3,325) 86*
Male 165,867 (3,536) 90*
Unknown 0 () 0*

By Race and Ethnicity

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Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 98,829 (2,397) 62*
Asian (NH) 7,615 (233) 7*
White (NH) 118,912 (3,469) 91*
Hispanic 57,295 (642) 15*
Other (NH) 16,329 (67) 0*
Data not available 49,769 (53) 1*

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CBS Baltimore Staff