BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland reported 740 new COVID-19 cases and 16 new deaths, according to state health department data released Tuesday morning.

The percentage of people testing positive increased by 0.13 to 3.75%.

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Hospitalizations increased by four to 585. Of those hospitalized, 428 adults are in acute care and 152 adults are in intensive care. Five children are in acute care and one is in intensive care.

Doctors say the new cases are fueled by dangerous strains targeting the unvaccinated. In 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.

“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.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 579,591 total confirmed cases and 10,912 deaths.

There are 4,063,654 Marylanders fully vaccinated. The state has administered 9,188,528 doses. Of those, 4,245,367 are first doses with 9,230 administered in the past 24 hours. They have given out 3,744,931 second doses, 2,361 in the last day.

“Thanks to the millions of people who have rolled up their sleeves, Maryland continues to be one of the most vaccinated states in America,” said Governor Hogan of the eight million milestone mark. “We have achieved these numbers with strong public health outreach, innovative lottery and scholarship promotions, and a relentless focus on equity.”

Governor Hogan announced Monday that 99.9% of Maryland seniors have now received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier this month he said more than 50,000 children ages 5-11 years old have received a vaccination shot.

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.

As of Sunday, total of 318,723 Marylanders have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 308 in the last day.

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On September 24, after the CDC granted final approval for Pfizer’s booster, Gov. Hogan announced the immediate authorization of the booster shot for Marylanders who have received their second Pfizer shot at least six months ago. Hogan had already approved use for vulnerable populations in early September.

As of Sunday, the state has administered 879,507 additional or booster vaccine doses, 18,475 in the last day.

The state reported 88.3% 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 34,450 total cases among fully vaccinated Marylanders as of Nov. 14.

Less than 0.93% of fully vaccinated Marylanders have later tested positive.

Of those cases, 2,471 vaccinated Marylanders were hospitalized, representing 13.02% of all COVID cases hospitalized in the state. 357 fully vaccinated Marylanders have died, representing 14.17% 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 10,348 (261) 2*
Anne Arundel 54,875 (773) 15*
Baltimore 79,329 (1,847) 42*
Baltimore City 63,675 (1,344) 28*
Calvert 5,920 (100) 1*
Caroline 3,396 (52) 0*
Carroll 12,550 (288) 7*
Cecil 9,308 (185) 2*
Charles 14,852 (266) 2*
Dorchester 4,363 (84) 1*
Frederick 25,442 (380) 10*
Garrett 3,690 (85) 1*
Harford 21,772 (356) 8*
Howard 23,417 (276) 7*
Kent 1,864 (53) 3*
Montgomery 84,551 (1,679) 52*
Prince George’s 101,532 (1,707) 43*
Queen Anne’s 4,116 (74) 1*
St. Mary’s 10,335 (173) 1*
Somerset 3,433 (54) 0*
Talbot 3,060 (57) 0*
Washington 21,042 (415) 6*
Wicomico 11,547 (233) 0*
Worcester 5,174 (123) 1*
Data not available 0 (47) 0*

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 42,000 (4) 0*
10-19 65,009 (8) 1*
20-29 102,788 (56) 1*
30-39 99,147 (148) 7*
40-49 83,887 (382) 5*
50-59 82,391 (1,017) 35*
60-69 55,543 (1,887) 29*
70-79 30,504 (2,743) 47*
80+ 18,322 (4,665) 108*
Data not available 0 (2) 0*
Female 303,529 (5,236) 113*
Male 276,062 (5,676) 120*
Unknown Gender 0 (0) 0*
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By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 180,456 (3,865) 86*
Asian (NH) 14,180 (352) 11*
White (NH) 225,178 (5,642) 116*
Hispanic 80,523 (892) 19*
Other (NH) 26,614 (118) 1*
Data not available 52,640 (43) 0*

CBS Baltimore Staff