ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced the state will reduce indoor operations for bars and restaurants from 75% to 50% in response to rising coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Hogan made the announcement at a news conference Tuesday. The new limits will take effect Wednesday at 5 p.m. State health officials also have issued a public health advisory effective immediately to strongly discourage indoor gatherings of 25 people or more. The advisory comes after contact tracing data showed an increase in cases resulting from family gatherings and house parties. COVID-19 hospitalizations increased by 54 to a total of 761 people hospitalized with the virus on Tuesday.