Anne Arundel County reported 67 new coronavirus cases and two new deaths Tuesday. Maryland reported 905 new cases and 34 new deaths.
The county case rate, a metric of infections used to judge how quickly and widely the virus is spreading, fell to 29.6 cases per 100,000. The case rate has been on the decline for nearly three weeks.
The total number of confirmed infections since March is now 33,111 and at least 460 Anne Arundel County residents have died. Fourteen others are suspected of having died of the virus but were never tested.
Across the state, at least 356,541 infections have been recorded since March, and at least 7,012 Marylanders have died of the virus.
About 6.77% of tests for the virus in Anne Arundel County came back positive. The statewide positivity rate reported Tuesday is 5.79%.
The state reported 1,467 Maryland residents are hospitalized with COVID-19. About 1,101 of those patients require acute care beds, and another 366 are receiving more serious care.
In Anne Arundel County, hospitalizations are dropping sharply. The county reported 93 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 on Tuesday. Twenty-six needed intensive care.
Data from the Anne Arundel County Department of Health shows the current seven-day average for ICU hospital beds in use is 83.2%. The seven-day average for acute beds in use is about 82.7%. The data reflects hospital occupancy for Anne Arundel Medical Center and the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, but it is a moving metric, as the hospitals can add or reduce capacity as needed.
The vaccination effort across the state is underway.
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Tuesday, Anne Arundel County continued vaccinating groups in Phase 1B, which currently includes all residents age 75 and older, residents and employees of group living facilities, workers needed to keep the government functioning, teachers and childcare workers.
Vaccinations for Phase 1A groups, mainly health care workers and first responders, are also continuing.
To sign up for vaccination, visit aacounty.org/covidvax.
More than 39,000 residents have received their first shot, and at least 8,390 residents have received their second shot, according to the county health department.
Across Maryland, more than 553,733 residents have received a first or second shot, according to the Maryland Department of Health.
As of Tuesday, Maryland administered roughly 65% of its doses.
A breakdown by ZIP codes was not available Tuesday.