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Maryland has surpassed more than 11,000 COVID-19 related deaths

December 4th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The number of deaths in Maryland tied to COVID-19 now tops 11,000, including 11 since yesterday. Maryland reports 1,700 new cases have been reported since yesterday, and it's the third day in a row the daily increase has been above 1,000.

Hospitalizations are up to 762 and the seven-day positivity rate is 5.48%, the highest since early September.

As for vaccinations, nearly 90% of the adult population 18 and over have received the first dose of vaccine, and as state officials attempt to get young children vaccinated, the health department finds just over 23% of kids ages 5 to 11 have received at least one dose.