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The Frederick County Health Department is currently dispensing vaccines at a number of clinics in the county.

The COVID-19 testing positivity rate increased in both Maryland and Frederick County Saturday, but it still stayed below 4 percent as a new one-day record for administered vaccines was reached.

The statewide positivity rate increased by .12 percent and is now 3.72 percent. The local positivity rate increased slightly, from 3.71 percent on Friday to 3.9 percent on Saturday.

Still, more than 56,000 vaccines were given in Maryland between Friday and Saturday, and a total of 1,837,690 doses have been administered in the state overall.

In Frederick County, 52,103 first doses have been given and 28,502 second doses have been administered. These numbers represent 20.1 percent and 11 percent of the county’s population, respectively.

Across the state, 1,101 additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Saturday, bringing the total number of cases to 392,581. 

The statewide death toll is 7,856 after eight deaths were confirmed Saturday.

In Frederick County, 47 new cases were confirmed, bringing the total to 17,407 since the pandemic began. No new deaths were reported Saturday -- the county's death toll remains 278. 

As for hospitalizations, the state is reporting 773 people in the hospital with COVID-19, an eight-person increase from Friday. 196 people are in intensive care.

In Frederick County, 33 people at Frederick Health had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Friday, and five of those were in intensive care.

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(5) comments

bnick467

And you can expect the positivity rate to increase even further with the relaxed restrictions and bars hosting St. Patrick's Day parties. It's like our leaders in the State House refuse to learn from past mistakes.

DickD

There have been too many parties but with 20% vaccinated, rates should start to fall

Jthomas515

Would someone share where I could find the daily tests that are done in Frederick County? I understand the rolling averages, but where is the daily total covid tests? Seems like that is going down. Thanks.

DickD

One is on West Pat Street and some CVS stores are giving them.

threecents

Good question. The FNP publishes the % testing positive each day - which seems to be going down, but is that because the infection rate is going down - or because more people are being tested? I think it is a combination.

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