Maryland reported significantly fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 5,533 new cases. This is a 12.6% drop from the previous week’s tally of 6,331 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Maryland was ranked 45th among the states with the fastest spreading coronavirus per person, according to a USA TODAY Network analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. In the past week, coronavirus cases in the United States fell 14.2% from the previous week, with 509,903 cases reported.
With 1.82% of the nation’s population, Maryland recorded 1.09% of the nation’s cases last week. Across the country, 11 states had more cases last week than the week before.
Wicomico County has reported 199 cases and nine deaths in the past week. A week earlier, it had reported 193 cases and three deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 10,992 cases and 220 deaths.
Worcester County has reported 56 cases and one death in the past week. A week earlier, he had reported 88 cases and three deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 4,977 cases and 118 deaths.
Somerset County has reported 48 cases and zero deaths in the past week. A week earlier, he had reported 70 cases and four deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 3,330 cases and 52 deaths.
Sussex County has reported 642 cases and seven deaths in the past week. A week earlier, it had reported 578 cases and 12 deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 35,117 cases and 620 deaths.
Accomack County has reported 68 cases and one death in the past week. A week earlier, it had reported 78 cases and one death. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 4,038 cases and 75 deaths.
Northampton County has reported 13 cases and three deaths in the past week. A week earlier, he had reported 25 cases and one death. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 1,148 cases and 44 deaths.
Across Maryland, cases fell in 17 counties, with the best declines in Prince George County, with 509 cases from 712 a week earlier; in Baltimore City County, with 463 of 628 cases; and in Allegany County, with 130 out of 232 cases.
Maryland ranked 13th among the states in terms of the proportion of people who received at least one injection, with 72.5% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 66.4%, according to a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most widely used in the United States, require two doses given a few weeks apart.
In the week ending Sunday, Maryland said it administered another 121,202 doses of the vaccine, including 32,476 first doses. During the previous week, the state administered 123,419 doses of the vaccine, including 34,773 first doses. In total, Maryland reported administering 8,379,027 total doses.
In Maryland, the worst weekly epidemics per person occurred in Garrett County with 452 cases per 100,000 per week; Washington County with 262; and Dorchester County with 260. The Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission start at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.
Baltimore County, with 675 cases, added the most new cases overall; Anne Arundel County, with 541 cases; and Prince George County with 509. The number of weekly cases increased in seven counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the previous week’s pace were in Garrett, Frederick and Charles counties.
In Maryland, 98 people were reported dead from COVID-19 during the week ending Sunday. During the previous week, 115 people had been declared dead.
A total of 556,083 people in Maryland have tested positive for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, and 10,806 people have died of the disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In the United States, 45,444,260 people have tested positive and 735,941 people have died.
USA TODAY analyzed data from federal hospitals as of Sunday, October 24.
Likely COVID Patients Admitted to State:
- Last week: 1,662
- The week before: 1,818
- Four weeks ago: 1989
Likely COVID patients admitted to the country:
- Last week: 75 101
- The week before: 78,803
- Four weeks ago: 100 136
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