ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Five more Marylanders have died as a result of the coronavirus as 505 new COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday, according to the Maryland Health Department.
Doctors said the new cases are fueled by the Delta variant targeting those who are unvaccinated.
Since the pandemic began, there were 467,435 total confirmed cases and 9,599 deaths.
The current positivity rate is 2.58%.
Hospitalizations increased Thursday. There are 215 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 with 160 in acute care and 55 in the ICU.
There are now 3,551,313 Marylanders fully vaccinated. The state has administered a total of 7,159,317
doses. Of those, 3,608,004 are first...