This page is updated using preliminary data from the state of Maryland, which releases figures at about 10 a.m. daily, and the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
COVID-19 statistics as of Sept. 21 (with change from previous day in parentheses):
Confirmed cases: 521,210 (+974)
Confirmed deaths: 10,081 (+46)
Currently hospitalized: 825 (+0) acute care: 623 (+5) intensive care: 202 (-5)
Fully vaccinated: 3,849,204 first dose: 3,911,734 (+2,983) second dose: 3,550,964 (+3,805) single dose: 298,240 (+418) additional doses: 46,924 (+1,170)
Sept. 20 7-day positive average: 4.44% (+0.09%)
Sept. 20 Johns Hopkins 7-day positive average: 3.47% (-0.01%)
No deaths were reported on Sept. 18 or Sept. 19 due to maintenance on the Vital Statistics Administration’s Electronic Death Registration System, the state announced. The deaths reported Sept. 21 reflected three days’ totals.
The state occasionally revises data on deaths attributed to COVID-19 as amendments to the death record are received. That can sometimes result in deaths being removed from the total.
Because of a data error, the seven-day average death rate trend line in the graph below was inaccurate. The error was corrected June 22.
The state announced on May 27 that 517 deaths previously not classified as being caused by COVID-19 have been added to the statewide total after “an information reconciliation process.”