ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Health reported Saturday 932 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 more deaths as a result of the virus.

The State of Maryland recorded 386,610 positive COVID-19 cases and 7,759 deaths.

The positivity rate increased slightly from 3.28% Friday to 3.35% Saturday.

The number of hospitalizations fell by 19 to 830. Of those, 600 people were in acute care and 230 were in intensive care.

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The state has now seen more than eight million COVID-19 tests conducted amid the pandemic; of the 8,064,462 tests, 3,032,496 people have tested negative.

In terms of vaccines, the health department reports 1,533,264 doses have been administered.

Of those, 987,640 were first doses and 545,562 were second doses, 24-hour increases of 18,113 and 12,832 respectively.

The group called Baltimore Saving Lives Campaign gathered Saturday. They said they want to highlight the disparity in vaccine distribution.

“They making the vaccine right in our city and we can’t even get a vaccine,” Rev. Annie Chambers said. “They say go on the computer. This is public housing, not everybody has a computer.”

Baltimore City data shows just under 38% of the people getting vaccinated at sites in Baltimore are from the city.

Information from the State Department of Health shows white Marylanders are being vaccinated at a rate more than twice that of Black Marylanders.

The group said to get to more people, there need to be more distribution sites.

On Thursday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new plan that will oversee vaccine distribution.

“We are announcing the very first vaccine equity operations plan of any state in America to further address health disparities and the issue of equity,” the governor said.

The vaccine equity task force will partner with community groups and others to increase access to the vaccine.

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

By County

County Cases Deaths
Allegany 6,418 (199) 1*
Anne Arundel 36,241 (531) 14*
Baltimore City 40,817 (878) 21*
Baltimore County 51,639 (1,258) 34*
Calvert 3,691 (71) 1*
Caroline 2,057 (20) 0*
Carroll 7,637 (209) 5*
Cecil 5,053 (121) 2*
Charles 9,057 (158) 2*
Dorchester 2,369 (44) 1*
Frederick 17,166 (272) 9*
Garrett 1,846 (60) 1*
Harford 12,679 (236) 4*
Howard 16,057 (214) 6*
Kent 1,135 (41) 2*
Montgomery 63,898 (1,381) 45*
Prince George’s 74,165 (1,310) 29*
Queen Anne’s 2,597 (37) 1*
St. Mary’s 5,186 (115) 0*
Somerset 2,401 (32) 0*
Talbot 1,906 (34) 0*
Washington 12,500 (254) 3*
Wicomico 6,816 (143) 0*
Worcester 3,279 (91) 1*
Data not available 0 (50) 0*

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

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 19,329 (3) 0*
10-19 37,242 (6) 1*
20-29 70,292 (35) 1*
30-39 66,388 (75) 6*
40-49 58,502 (207) 5*
50-59 58,273 (587) 24*
60-69 39,452 (1,230) 18*
70-79 22,382 (1,980) 36*
80+ 14,750 (3,634) 91*
Data not available 0 (2) 0*
Female 202,202 (3,747) 89*
Male 184,408 (4,012) 93*
Unknown 0 () 0*

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

By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 111,763 (2,666) 65*
Asian (NH) 8,824 (270) 7*
White (NH) 134,401 (3,981) 95*
Hispanic 62,202 (711) 15*
Other (NH) 18,282 (80) 0*
Data not available 51,138 (51) 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