Maryland reported a record 3,742 new coronavirus infections Friday, obliterating the previous mark by more than 800 cases as the pandemic rapidly worsens in the state.

The old record of 2,910 came barely two weeks earlier on Nov. 19.

Maryland has had 2,000 or more cases in seven of the past 10 days after not doing so during the entire pandemic before mid-November, The Baltimore Sun reported.

The state’s positivity rate as of Friday is 8%, far beyond the preferred rate of 5%.

As of Friday, Maryland has 209,191 coronavirus cases and 4,630 deaths since the onset of the pandemic in mid-March.

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