New cases of the coronavirus surged in Maryland during the week ending Sunday, increasing 14.2% with 8,014 reported cases. The previous week, 7,016 new cases of the virus causing COVID-19 had been identified.
Maryland was ranked 49th 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 increased 5.4% from the previous week, with 1,086,936 cases reported. With 1.82% of the nation’s population, Maryland recorded 0.74% of the nation’s cases last week. Across the country, 39 states had more cases last week than the week before.
Wicomico County reported 256 cases and two deaths in the past week. A week earlier, it had reported 209 cases and two deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 8,751 cases and 183 deaths.
Worcester County reported 118 cases and zero deaths in the past week. A week earlier, he had reported 135 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 4,175 cases and 108 deaths.
Somerset County reported 38 cases and zero deaths in the past week. A week earlier, it had reported 23 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 2,772 cases and 43 deaths.
Sussex County reported 711 cases and seven deaths in the past week. A week earlier, it had reported 578 cases and seven deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 28,813 cases and 556 deaths.
Accomack County reported 136 cases and three deaths in the past week. A week earlier, it had reported 103 cases and three deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 3,286 cases and 50 deaths.
Northampton County reported 38 cases and zero deaths in the past week. A week earlier, it had reported 22 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 890 cases and 37 deaths.
In Maryland, the worst weekly epidemics per person occurred in Dorchester County with 298 cases per 100,000 per week; Allegany County with 288; and Wicomico County with 247. The Centers for Disease Control reports that high levels of community transmission start at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.
Prince George’s County, with 1,330 cases, added the most new cases overall; Montgomery County, with 1,082 cases; and Baltimore County, with 883. The number of weekly cases increased in 17 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the previous week’s pace were in Montgomery, Prince George and Baltimore City counties.
Maryland ranked 11th among states for the share of people who received at least one injection, with 68% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 61.6%, 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 an additional 101,053 doses of the vaccine, including 46,496 first doses. The previous week, the state administered 91,280 doses of the vaccine, including 46,067 first doses. In total, Maryland reported administering 7,574,963 total doses.
Across Maryland, cases fell in six counties, with the best declines in Frederick County, with 389 cases from 428 a week earlier; in Dorchester County, with 95 of 117 cases; and in Worcester County, with 118 out of 135 cases.
In Maryland, 52 people were reported dead from COVID-19 during the week ending Sunday. During the previous week, 52 people had been declared dead.
A total of 494,982 people in Maryland have tested positive for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, and 9,995 people have died of the disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In the United States, 38,796,746 people have tested positive and 637,531 people have died.
USA TODAY analyzed data from federal hospitals as of Sunday, August 29.
Likely COVID Patients Admitted to State:
- Last week: 2,039
- The week before: 1,896
- Four weeks ago: 1,510
Likely COVID patients admitted to the country:
- Last week: 130,817
- The week before: 126,409
- Four weeks ago: 83,804
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