ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Two more Marylanders have died as a result of the coronavirus as 309 new COVID-19 cases were reported Tuesday, according to the Maryland Health Department.
Doctors said the new cases are fueled by the Delta variant targeting those who are unvaccinated.READ MORE: More Than 1,000 Students In Quarantine In Anne Arundel County; County Executive Supports Vaccine Mandate For All Students
Since the pandemic began, there were 466,514 total confirmed cases and 9,591 deaths.
The current positivity rate is 2.31%.
Hospitalizations increased Tuesday. There are 189 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 with 140 in acute care and 49 in the ICU.
There are now 3,539,883 Marylanders fully vaccinated. The state has administered a total of 7,134,334
doses. Of those, 3,594,451 are first doses with 4,912 administered in the past 24 hours. They have given out 3,269,216 second doses, 2,786 in the last day.
The state began to administer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine again in April, after the CDC and FDA lifted their pause on the vaccine due to a rare blood clot found in some women.READ MORE: Residents & Business Owners Question The Future Of The Inner Harbor's Gallery Mall
A total of 270,667 Marylanders have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 360 in the last day.
The state reported 76.9% of all adults in Maryland have received at least one dose of the vaccine Tuesday.
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Here are the latest numbers in Maryland:
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|First Dose||Second Dose||Single Dose|
|County||Count of Vaccinated||Proportion of Population Vaccinated||Count of Vaccinated||Proportion of Population Vaccinated||Count of Vaccinated||Proportion of Population Vaccinated|
By Race and EthnicityBy Age Range and Gender
|Age||First Dose||Second Dose||Single Dose|
|Age not available||8,000||8,000||0|
|Gender||First Dose||Second Dose||Single Dose|