Moderna Syringes | COVID-19

Syringes filled with does of the Moderna vaccine are prepared on a table at a pop-up COVID-19 clinic in Frederick in April.

Nearly half of Frederick County’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

About 122,990 residents, or 47.4 percent of the population, had received at least one shot, the county’s website showed Sunday.

About 107,005 Frederick County residents, or 41.2 percent of the population, meanwhile, were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Sunday, up from about 96,300 one week ago.

The county’s seven-day positivity rate stood at 2.6 percent Sunday, up from 2.4 percent one week ago and and down from 3.2 percent two weeks prior. Maryland’s rate was 2.52 percent, a decrease from 3.31 one week ago, Maryland Department of Health data shows.

In the county, there have been 19,652 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began — up from 19,569 the week prior — and 315 deaths, an increase of three from one week ago, as of Sunday’s reporting. Maryland had confirmed 456,004 cases (compared to 453,125 one week ago) and 8,737 deaths (compared to 8,660 one week prior).

Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted Sunday the state had reached approximately 5.55 million vaccinations, up from 5.21 million a week ago. The state’s daily positivity rate was at an all-time low of 1.65 percent, he said.

Hogan on Friday announced that the state is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lifting the indoor and outdoor mask mandate in most settings.

The only exceptions, the governor said, are on public transportation and in health care settings and schools.

“Today is the day that so many of us have been waiting for and working towards: We finally do clearly see that light at the end of the tunnel,” Hogan said.

Maryland businesses are still be able to enforce their own mask mandates.

In Frederick County, Hispanic residents have contracted 13.4 percent of Frederick County cases, though Hispanic or Latino people make up about 10.5 percent of the county’s population, according to the most recent U.S. Census data. They represent 4.3 percent of deaths.

Black Frederick County residents represented 10.4 percent of cases and 10.9 percent of deaths, while Black or African American people make up approximately 10.7 percent of the county’s population. Asian residents had 1.5 percent of the county’s cases and 0.6 percent of deaths, while they represent about 5 percent of the local population. White residents, which make up about 80.7 percent of Frederick County, represent 74.2 percent of COVID-19 deaths in the county and 53.3 percent of cases.

Women represent 52 percent of cases and 50.8 percent of deaths in the county.

More than 58 percent of the county’s deaths were adults aged 80 or older, although that age group made up just 2.5 percent of the county’s cases.

COVID-19 patients occupied three intensive care unit beds and 13 acute care beds at Frederick Health Hospital as of Sunday’s report. Across the state, 612 Marylanders were hospitalized.

Inside local congregate living facilities, 83 staff and 58 residents contracted COVID-19. Seventeen residents died. There were no staff deaths as of Sunday.

Follow Mary Grace Keller on Twitter: @MaryGraceKeller

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veritas

Have you ever noticed that the same obsessive, fraidy-scared know it all's post at length, ad nauseam screeds on every article and column dealing with the pandemic? These people (we all know who they are) need to calm down and get a grip because although it's highly unlikely they will contract COVID, it's much more likely they will terrorize themselves to death.

bosco

I'm surprised some of them even step outside, after all you MIGHT get struck by a meteor, or lightening, or bit by a tick, or who knows what.

Greg F

Ya ever notice the same knuckle-headed RRR folks always come on here and think it's all about them? I think most realize they probably won't get sick....but they CAN sicken others who haven't got the shot yet or can't. I venture a guess VER you're one of those who've ditched it and don't care who you spread things to...COVID, flu or otherwise. That's your GOP mantra...me first and F anyone else. Trump's 'Murica First is personalized with your sort...except Trump was a himself first person and y'all know it...'Murica took a back seat to his whims and profiteering. You will even follow that lead lemming off a cliff if he tells you and try to drag as many others with you just out of spite. Same with masks. You don't want to be the sh*thead not wearing one so you dis anyone who does in some way or another calling them "fraidy-scared" and the like. Some of us still have consideration for others, some have immunity issues that may or may not have muted the vaccine's abilities. Can you tell who that is by looking? Please go out and breath deeply in your local Wal-Mart...maskless.

TrekMan

Wow, deep seeded TDS plus serious anger issues. Time to let go and get psycho analyzed. Just sayin'.

shiftless88

Jerry; "seated", not "seeded"

Greg F

Deep seeded....that is the cultie in you...Trump Cult of Idiocy....that's you.

veritas

My goodness!

shiftless88

veritas; have you noticed the same thing with any article about gun registration? The people so scared in life that they need to have a dozen guns rant and rail. Weird how the people who feel the need to be massively armed are also often the ones accusing people of living in fear of a virus.

gabrielshorn2013

Shiftless?

bosco

How about an article on the businesses open for business without mask requirements? Those in the Vaccinated Community can shop there with impunity. Those who are unvaccinated for whatever reason can continue to wear their masks in those stores if they want, or restrict their shopping to those businesses that still require masks.

As a member of the Vaccinated Community, I'm shopping where I'm welcomed sans mask.

artandarchitecture

VIDEO: Fauci, FDA’s Peter Marks Admit 40-50% Of NIH and FDA Employees Are *REFUSING* COVID Vaccine By Gabriel Keane, May 14, 2021

https://nationalfile.com/video-fauci-fda-director-admit-40-50-of-nih-and-fda-employees-are-refusing-covid-vaccine/

Greg F

I call BS on your source for this. Your source has a high "tin foil hat" rating and a propensity for putting out bogus "science" information. Rating info: Founded in 2019, National File is a conspiracy and pseudoscience website that reports from a conservative perspective. According to their about page: “National File is a bold new media project focused on hard news regarding cultural movements, political issues, the tech industry, and other topics about the New Right. Our team includes distinguished journalists with previous experience at Breitbart, The Daily Caller, Free Beacon, The Gateway Pundit, GameRanx, One Angry Gamer, and Big League Politics. All articles published by National File are true and factual.” (not true see below)

The current editor is Tom Pappert, who, in 2015, began a viral Facebook page supporting President Donald Trump. Pappert’s work has also been featured in Breitbart, Big League Politics, and Infowars, where he has been a guest on the show." and "Overall, we rate National File an extreme right Tin-Foil Hat Conspiracy website based on the promotion of unproven/debunked claims and a Strong Pseudoscience purveyor based on using junk science to support claims." Let's see that come from NIH directly. https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/national-file/

gabrielshorn2013

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] GregF! I don't know a single vaccine-eligible colleague working at NIH or FDA that is refusing the vaccine. All said they were looking forward to getting it through trials in the beginning, and now all have received their doses.

Greg F

Exactly. Nobody I know working there knows anyone who has not already gotten it.

Greg F

I should add, your "video" he clearly stated he was not entirely sure, and this was back more than a couple weeks ago so of course the percentage would be low, and the Federal Government does not require their staff to notify anyone of their status...so they could not exactly tell. Nice try to spin things....you failed.

vodalone

Where in the video does it say the employees are refusing it? The officials in the senate hearing are stating the approximate numbers of people who got the vaccine.

Greg F

@vodalone...nowhere did it say that, and what was stated is that there are not records of who did or didn't, nor can they be requested of Federal employees...so that number was pretty much an educated guess at that time, based on what feedback they did get from those who volunteered to say they got one. It was a pretty bad attempted spin....very weak.

joelp77440

I think the numbers are higher for people who have gotten vaccinated. I got my shots but the state keeps calling. texting, emailing me that I have not gotten vaccinated. I tell them that I got the shot, they stop calling for a week and start again.

Greg F

At this point when you can see walk-up vaccinations in places like Wegmans, what is keeping the others from doing the right thing here? There is no good reason not to get a vaccine. Religion is not a good reason either....plenty of followers of all religions were not protected by their respective deities...and the blatant disinformation campaign of side effects are all thoroughly debunked...especially if you choose not to do J&J...which has a known issue, but a 0.000001% chance of that happening....worse odds than hitting the Powerball jackpot, and the same odds as are in background cases that have no vaccine at all. So...let's get on with it already!

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