ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported 1,368 new COVID-19 cases and twelve new deaths, according to state health department data released Saturday morning.

This marks the fourth consecutive day of more than a thousand cases reported as Gov. Larry Hogan announces the state has now administered more than 7.5 million vaccine doses.

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Doctors say the new cases are fueled by dangerous strains targeting the unvaccinated. During an August press conference, Gov. Larry Hogan said the Delta variant, a strain that is reportedly two to four times more contagious than the original virus strain, accounts for nearly every new confirmed case in Maryland.

Hogan also said less than 0.01% of vaccinated Marylanders have been hospitalized with COVID-19, and less than 0.001% of vaccinated Marylanders have died from the virus.

“The vaccines are without a doubt our single most effective tool to mitigate the threat of COVID-19 and the surging Delta variant, and Maryland’s vaccination rate continues to outpace the nation,” Hogan said.

“Equally as important as getting a vaccine yourself is helping someone you know to get a vaccine. The vaccines are very safe, they are very effective, they are completely free, and they are widely available nearly everywhere.”

More than 3.7 million Maryland adults are fully vaccinated. State officials also reported that the state positivity decreased by 0.07 to 4.85%.

Hospitalizations decreased by 21 to 690. Of those hospitalized, 510 remain in acute care and 180 remain in the ICU.

Since the pandemic began, there were 493,915 total confirmed cases and 9,760 deaths.

There are 3,706,234 Marylanders fully vaccinated. The state has administered 7,502,652 doses. Of those, 3,796,418 are first doses with 6,867 administered in the past 24 hours. They have given out 3,423,023 second doses, 6,495 in the last day.

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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.

A total of 283,211 Marylanders have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 283 in the last day.

The state reported 80.6% of all adults in Maryland have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

In August, the state launched a post-vaccination infections dashboard that is updated every Wednesday. There have been 9,079 total cases among fully vaccinated Marylanders as of last Wednesday, August 25.

Of those cases, 733 vaccinated Marylanders were hospitalized, representing 5.6% of all Covid cases hospitalized in the state. 76 fully vaccinated Marylanders have died, representing 5% of lab-confirmed Covid deaths in the state.

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Here’s a breakdown of the numbers:

By County

County Cases Deaths
Allegany 7,626 (216) 1*
Anne Arundel 46,963 (667) 15*
Baltimore 69,580 (1,669) 41*
Baltimore City 55,776 (1,253) 26*
Calvert 4,619 (87) 1*
Caroline 2,503 (34) 0*
Carroll 10,078 (254) 6*
Cecil 7,050 (159) 2*
Charles 12,281 (220) 2*
Dorchester 3,243 (65) 1*
Frederick 21,409 (340) 10*
Garrett 2,230 (65) 1*
Harford 17,856 (302) 7*
Howard 20,525 (258) 7*
Kent 1,450 (49) 2*
Montgomery 75,862 (1,597) 51*
Prince George’s 91,308 (1,580) 43*
Queen Anne’s 3,232 (56) 1*
St. Mary’s 6,954 (136) 1*
Somerset 2,771 (43) 0*
Talbot 2,343 (48) 0*
Washington 15,721 (335) 4*
Wicomico 8,701 (183) 0*
Worcester 4,157 (107) 1*
Data not available 0 (37) 0*

By Age Range and Gender

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Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 29,749 (4) 0*
10-19 51,885 (6) 1*
20-29 90,888 (47) 1*
30-39 85,062 (119) 7*
40-49 73,170 (306) 5*
50-59 72,398 (840) 33*
60-69 48,232 (1,667) 27*
70-79 26,391 (2,474) 45*
80+ 16,480 (4,294) 104*
Data not available 0 (3) 0*
Female 258,894 (4,720) 108*
Male 235,361 (5,040) 115*
Unknown Gender 0 (0) 0*

By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 156,111 (3,536) 84*
Asian (NH) 12,167 (331) 11*
White (NH) 178,203 (4,905) 108*
Hispanic 73,138 (846) 19*
Other (NH) 22,980 (109) 1*
Data not available 51,656 (33) 0*

CBS Baltimore Staff