Anne Arundel County providers vaccinated more than 6,200 people against COVID-19 between Wednesday and Thursday, bringing the portion of the county population with at least one shot to 38.2%.
All providers are vaccinating everyone ages 16 and older. To get an appointment through the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, go to aacounty.org/covidvax on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Thursdays at noon.
The mass vaccination site at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis is accepting appointments. A limited number of walk-ups will be accepted from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday. People are encouraged to get an appointment to ensure a vaccine will be available. To schedule an appointment, go to onestop.md.gov/preregistration.
The added inoculations mean 27.2% of Anne Arundel County residents are fully vaccinated. There are 221,531 residents total who received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, and 157,616 are fully vaccinated.
Statewide, more than 1,728,634 people are fully vaccinated.
Anne Arundel County residents can call 410-222-0225 or 410-222-0047 to schedule a free ride to a vaccination appointment in the county or at the Navy stadium mass vaccination site. Operators will answer from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Residents can also use the Gold College Parkway bus route to reach the mass vaccination site for free. Residents age 55 and older or residents 18 and older with a disability can call 410-222-4222 to schedule a ride to a vaccine appointment. Rides are $5.
Anne Arundel County reported 133 new coronavirus cases and three new deaths Thursday. Maryland reported 1,203 new cases and 20 new deaths.
The county case rate fell to 20.7 cases per 100,000 people, down slightly from 21.4 the day prior.
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The total number of confirmed infections since March 2020 is now 41,743, and at least 575 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 439,992 infections have been recorded since March 2020, and at least 8,439 Marylanders have died of the virus.
About 7.32% of tests for the virus in Anne Arundel County came back positive. The statewide positivity rate reported Wednesday is 5.15%.
The state reported 1,235 Maryland residents are hospitalized with COVID-19. About 935 of those patients require acute care beds, and another 300 are receiving more serious care.
In Anne Arundel County, hospitalizations fell to 78 total patients, a decrease of five after cases rose sharply over the last few weeks. Twenty-one 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 73.8%. The seven-day average for acute beds in use is about 82.5%. 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.