ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported 860 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations and positivity rate remained flat on Sunday, according to the State Department of Health.

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Hospitalizations went up by just one patient, with 774 currently in Maryland hospitals.   Of those hospitalized, 564 are in acute care while 210 are in intensive care.

The positivity rate went up by just 0.01% to 3.73% on Sunday.

Maryland’s total number of cases over the span of the COVID-19 pandemic is now at 393,441.

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Gov. Larry Hogan fought back Sunday morning on CNN after Maryland was criticized for ranking 30th in the nation for vaccine distribution per capita.

“It’s all about supply right now- we can do 100,000 shots a day- we did 56,000 yesterday,” Gov. Hogan said.

A total of 688,005 people are fully vaccinated, according to the State Department of Health. Hogan said that’s more than 65% of the state’s eligible population, adding they need more supply for the demand.

“We don’t need to wait til May 1, we can move faster,” Hogan said.

GBMC infectious preventionist Molly Hyde said the vaccine doesn’t mean we’re in the clear.

“We will go back to normal, we’re just not there yet,” Hyde said.

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She said a vaccinated person is not fully protected until two weeks after their second shot, and even then…

“That vaccine is protecting you not the people around you, and we are still in the middle of a pandemic,” Hyde said.

After announcing the raising of capacity limits on restaurants and stores, Hogan said that doesn’t mean all restrictions are dropped as masking and distancing are still enforced. He said that is crucial.

“Once you’re fully vaccinated, you should maintain all the current COVID precautions that you would have maintained before the vaccine,” Hogan said.

As two Baltimore area CVS locations are added to the list of vaccination sites, Marylanders are urged to remain patient as the state distributes vaccines to the thousands of people waiting for the shot.

Here is a breakdown of the COVID-19 numbers:

By County

County Cases Deaths
Allegany 6,439 (200) 1*
Anne Arundel 36,965 (538) 14*
Baltimore City 41,722 (888) 21*
Baltimore County 52,740 (1,281) 34*
Calvert 3,755 (72) 1*
Caroline 2,068 (21) 0*
Carroll 7,822 (211) 5*
Cecil 5,115 (122) 2*
Charles 9,253 (162) 2*
Dorchester 2,396 (44) 1*
Frederick 17,451 (278) 9*
Garrett 1,871 (60) 1*
Harford 13,006 (244) 4*
Howard 16,480 (214) 6*
Kent 1,155 (42) 2*
Montgomery 64,773 (1,396) 45*
Prince George’s 75,325 (1,323) 29*
Queen Anne’s 2,624 (39) 1*
St. Mary’s 5,263 (117) 0*
Somerset 2,422 (34) 0*
Talbot 1,918 (35) 0*
Washington 12,665 (256) 3*
Wicomico 6,912 (146) 0*
Worcester 3,301 (91) 1*
Data not available 0 (52) 0*

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 19,851 (3) 0*
10-19 38,160 (6) 1*
20-29 71,631 (35) 1*
30-39 67,460 (76) 6*
40-49 59,475 (210) 5*
50-59 59,263 (602) 24*
60-69 40,071 (1,255) 18*
70-79 22,649 (2,007) 36*
80+ 14,881 (3,670) 91*
Data not available 0 (2) 0*
Female 205,680 (3,790) 89*
Male 187,761 (4,076) 93*
Unknown 0 () 0*

By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 114,234 (2,696) 65*
Asian (NH) 9,147 (277) 7*
White (NH) 137,182 (4,040) 95*
Hispanic 62,901 (721) 15*
Other (NH) 18,612 (81) 0*
Data not available 51,365 (51) 0*

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Rachael Cardin