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New second-largest single-day increase of COVID-19 cases reported Maryland

January 1st, 2021 by WCBC Radio

WBAL reports that in the past 24 hours, Maryland reported 3,557 new coronavirus cases, that's second-highest single-day increase since the pandemic began. It's also the 59th consecutive day of at least 1,000 new cases reported in a day — the longest streak since the pandemic began. The state set a new single-day highest record on Dec. 4 with 3,792 cases. According to Maryland Department of Health data released Friday morning, there were 3,557 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 47 new deaths. The statewide positivity rate currently sits at 8.77%.

Friday's numbers also show the number of hospitalizations decrease by 39 for a total number of hospitalizations of 1,732, which is the highest total since early May.

The highest cluster of cases remains in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, where Prince George's and Montgomery counties have 55,139 and 46,717 cases, respectively. In the Baltimore Metro, Baltimore County has the most cases with 39,001, and Baltimore City has 31,911 cases.