BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland reported 691 new COVID-19 cases and 11 new deaths, according to state health department data released Saturday morning.
The percentage of people testing positive increased by 0.27% to 4.36%.
Hospitalizations increased by 26 to 620. Of those hospitalized, 448 adults are in acute care and 166 adults are in intensive care. Four children are in acute care and two 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...