ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland added 1,840 new COVID-19 cases Friday and hospitalizations and the state positivity rate increased, according to data from the State Department of Health.

The state has recorded 423,663 cases since the beginning of the pandemic and 8,238 deaths, up 14 from Wednesday.

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Hospitalizations stand at 1,249, up 33 from the last day. Of those, there are 286 in ICU beds and 963 in acute care.

The state’s positivity rate went down again, now at 5.59%.

Over 9 million coronavirus tests have been administered in the state with 44,452 in the last day.

Maryland remains in 2B of its vaccination plan, but all Marylanders ages 16 and up can get the vaccination at several mass vaccination sites around the state. Some even have walk-up lines.

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As of Friday morning, 1,269,263 Marylanders are fully vaccinated. They have administered 3,274,873 total doses, with 2,005,610 first doses and 1,140,636 second doses administered so far. Of those, 39,766 first doses and 31,305 second doses were given out in the last day.

They also continue to administer the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, with 128,627 total given out so far. In the last day, they administered 10,997 doses.

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Here’s a breakdown of the numbers:

By County

County Cases Deaths
Allegany 6,602 (203) 1*
Anne Arundel 40,112 (559) 14*
Baltimore City 46,778 (945) 22*
Baltimore County 58,366 (1,366) 35*
Calvert 3,977 (73) 1*
Caroline 2,172 (22) 0*
Carroll 8,581 (220) 5*
Cecil 5,539 (125) 2*
Charles 10,010 (177) 2*
Dorchester 2,521 (48) 1*
Frederick 18,652 (296) 9*
Garrett 1,919 (61) 1*
Harford 14,849 (257) 4*
Howard 17,834 (224) 6*
Kent 1,251 (43) 2*
Montgomery 67,773 (1,443) 46*
Prince George’s 79,706 (1,373) 29*
Queen Anne’s 2,770 (40) 1*
St. Mary’s 5,545 (123) 0*
Somerset 2,491 (37) 0*
Talbot 1,995 (36) 0*
Washington 13,587 (263) 3*
Wicomico 7,183 (152) 0*
Worcester 3,450 (93) 1*
Data not available 0 (59) 1*

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 22,226 (3) 0*
10-19 42,023 (6) 1*
20-29 77,650 (35) 1*
30-39 72,567 (81) 6*
40-49 63,644 (230) 5*
50-59 63,660 (652) 25*
60-69 42,768 (1,338) 18*
70-79 23,783 (2,106) 38*
80+ 15,342 (3,785) 92*
Data not available 0 (2) 0*
Female 221,304 (3,968) 91*
Male 202,359 (4,270) 95*
Unknown 0 () 0*

By Race and Ethnicity

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Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 126,510 (2,853) 66*
Asian (NH) 10,192 (289) 7*
White (NH) 148,987 (4,211) 97*
Hispanic 65,813 (746) 15*
Other (NH) 19,809 (83) 0*
Data not available 52,352 (56) 1*

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.

Paul Gessler