Maryland reported 8,707 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, from 8,554 the week before of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Maryland ranked 48th among states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States decreased 18.9% from the week before, with 837,185 cases reported.
With 1.82% of the country’s population, Maryland had 1.04% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, 10 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
Wicomico County reported 342 cases and four deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 339 cases and six deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 10,057 cases and 201 deaths.
Worcester County reported 94 cases and two deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 108 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 4,608 cases and 113 deaths.
Somerset County reported 72 cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 115 cases and one death. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 3,084 cases and 46 deaths.
Sussex County reported 898 cases and eight deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 895 cases and nine deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 32,199 cases and 578 deaths.
Accomack County reported 114 cases and one death in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 94 cases and six deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 3,682 cases and 64 deaths.
Northampton County reported 50 cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 41 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 1,048 cases and 38 deaths.
Within Maryland, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Allegany County with 464 cases per 100,000 per week; Garrett County with 393; and St. Mary’s County with 379. The Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.
Adding the most new cases overall were Prince George’s County, with 1,139 cases; Baltimore County, with 934 cases; and Montgomery County, with 843. Weekly case counts rose in 13 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week’s pace were in Baltimore City, Carroll and Washington counties.
Maryland ranked 13th among states in share of people receiving at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot, with 70.1% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 64%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.
In the week ending Wednesday, Maryland reported administering another 80,138 vaccine doses, including 34,082 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 90,356 vaccine doses, including 37,775 first doses. In all, Maryland reported it has administered 7,866,831 total doses.
Across Maryland, cases fell in 10 counties, with the best declines in Montgomery County, with 843 cases from 1,008 a week earlier; in Charles County, with 256 cases from 328; and in Frederick County, with 315 cases from 361.
In Maryland, 121 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 87 people were were reported dead.
A total of 527,804 people in Maryland have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 10,384 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States, 42,931,354 people have tested positive and 688,032 people have died.
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Sunday, Sept. 26.
Likely COVID patients admitted in the state:
- Last week: 2,058
- The week before that: 2,164
- Four weeks ago: 2,078
Likely COVID patients admitted in the nation:
- Last week: 102,610
- The week before that: 111,420
- Four weeks ago: 128,233
The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control. If you have questions about the data or the story, contact Mike Stucka at email@example.com.