ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland added 631 new coronavirus cases and 11 deaths Monday as hospitalizations increased again.

Hospitalizations went up by 7 to 1,259. Hospitalizations increased by more than 40 Sunday. Of those, 294 people are in ICU beds and 965 are in acute care.

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The state’s positivity rate went down slightly to 5.39%. The state conducted 15,873 coronavirus tests in the last day.

Since the pandemic began in the state there have been 436,659 confirmed COVID-19 cases.  At this time, 8,387 Marylanders have died.

As of Monday morning, there are 1,621,036 Marylanders fully vaccinated for the virus. The state has administered 3,936,092 doses so far. Of those, 2,315,056 are first doses, with 26,163 administered in the last day. They have administered 1,441,303 second doses, with 19,628 in the last day.

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The state administered a total of 176,161 single-dose vaccines before the Johnson & Johnson shot was paused last week.

On Monday, Gov. Larry Hogan touted the state’s declining daily numbers, but acknowledged the spike in Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Harford and Cecil counties.

WJZ’s Rachel Menitoff: “Will we see any new restrictions as a result?”

Gov. Hogan: “No, not with the numbers all getting better,”

The city is averaging 244 new cases every day, which is up 140% from just last month, affecting many more young people.

Dr. Mark Olszyk from Carroll Hospital said the COVID symptoms now are a little bit different, but not as severe.

“They are sick enough to be hospitalized, not sick enough to need critical care. So, compared to last year, younger, broader variety of symptoms and not quite as sick,” Dr. Olszyk said.

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One and a half million Marylanders are now armed with the shot, and 20% of people who live in Baltimore are fully vaccinated.

“I don’t know I can see the light,” said Alex Kawecki, who got the vaccine.

“I’m feeling good, great,” said Tanya Gross, who also got the vaccine.

Health experts said a fourth wave could be caused by variant strains, more social gatherings and of course, what’s become known as COVID fatigue.

“People don’t want to wear a mask, they don’t want to social distance, they want to get close to each other, because as humans we need that human interaction,” said Mark Wrenn, another vaccine receiver.

Mark Wrenn got his second COVID shot Monday at M&T Bank Stadium, and echoes the advice from doctors when it comes to parties and large get-togethers.

“It’s just not the time for that yet,” Wrenn said.

Dr. Olszyk said part of the COVID fatigue is people getting rid of their masks, but that’s going to be key right now, in addition to getting more Marylanders vaccinated.

Here is a breakdown of the numbers:

By County

County Cases Deaths
Allegany 6,714 (204) 1*
Anne Arundel 41,386 (571) 14*
Baltimore City 49,255 (968) 23*
Baltimore County 61,095 (1,395) 35*
Calvert 4,066 (74) 1*
Caroline 2,229 (23) 0*
Carroll 8,859 (224) 5*
Cecil 5,821 (126) 2*
Charles 10,284 (181) 2*
Dorchester 2,615 (49) 1*
Frederick 19,111 (300) 9*
Garrett 1,952 (61) 1*
Harford 15,581 (263) 4*
Howard 18,406 (224) 6*
Kent 1,284 (43) 2*
Montgomery 68,865 (1,454) 46*
Prince George’s 81,382 (1,396) 29*
Queen Anne’s 2,839 (41) 1*
St. Mary’s 5,682 (123) 0*
Somerset 2,519 (37) 0*
Talbot 2,030 (36) 0*
Washington 13,862 (267) 3*
Wicomico 7,318 (152) 0*
Worcester 3,504 (94) 1*
Data not available 0 (81) 1*

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 23,447 (3) 0*
10-19 43,945 (6) 1*
20-29 80,180 (35) 1*
30-39 74,754 (84) 6*
40-49 65,428 (238) 5*
50-59 65,459 (678) 26*
60-69 43,758 (1,376) 18*
70-79 24,194 (2,145) 38*
80+ 15,494 (3,820) 92*
Data not available 0 (2) 0*
Female 228,193 (4,034) 91*
Male 208,466 (4,353) 96*
Unknown 0 () 0*

By Race and Ethnicity

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Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 132,201 (2,908) 67*
Asian (NH) 10,532 (294) 7*
White (NH) 153,836 (4,268) 97*
Hispanic 66,975 (756) 15*
Other (NH) 20,412 (83) 0*
Data not available 52,703 (78) 1*

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CBS Baltimore Staff