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More than 8 percent of the population in Frederick County has now received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as more people continue to get vaccinated.

More than 21,700 first doses have been administered in the county as of Sunday and just over 3,600 second doses have been given.

In Frederick County 84 additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed between Saturday and Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 15,615. One additional death was also reported. The death toll is now 236.

The county’s positivity rate is 5.8 percent, down from 8.3 percent a week ago.

Total hospitalizations in the county are also down compared to Jan. 24. At Frederick Health Hospital, 36 people have tested positive for COVID-19, compared to 66 last week. And of those 36 people, five are in intensive care.

More than 1,700 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed across the state between Saturday and Sunday. The total number of reported cases is now 354,473.

The positivity rate is 5.66 percent, a .13 percent decrease from Saturday.

The death toll has increased by 20 people, bringing the total to 6,951.

In Maryland, 1,471 people are in the hospital, an 89-person decrease from Saturday. There are 364 people in intensive care.

The state is still officially in Phase 1C of the vaccination plan, with an additional 18,516 people receiving their first vaccine dose within the last 24 hours and 4,317 people receiving their second.

In total, 535,638 doses have been given.

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(3) comments

sevenstones1000

The county gets about 3,000 doses a week. There are over 45,000 on the waiting list, and that number never seems to go down, so likely the people getting those 3,000 a week vaccines are not on the waiting list.

Do the math. The chance of someone on the waiting list getting a vaccine this side of summer - if ever - is vanishingly small.

DickD

It's surprising that the rate of infection is already going down. Is that because of the holiday surge is over, maybe people being more careful or the vaccinations? Probably all three.

NewMarketParent

@DickD

It seems like the rate is directly related to major holidays, but with about a 2-week lag behind the date of the event. Thanksgiving and Xmas were definitely a 1-2 punch.

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