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Maryland reports lowest number of COVID-19 cases since last July, hospitalizations fall below 800

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The State of Maryland’s key health metrics continue to improve across the board.  As of Monday, May 10, the Maryland Department of Health is reporting the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since July 6, 2020.

The state’s COVID-19 case rate per 100K dropped to 9.2—the lowest level since October 6, 2020—and has dropped by 61% since mid-April.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate dropped to 3.06%—the lowest level since October 23, 2020—and the daily positivity rate dropped to 2.24%. The seven-day positivity rate has dropped 67.7% from the winter peak.

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland dropped below 800—to 798—for the first time since March 15th. Hospitalizations are down 59.1% from their winter peak.

Maryland is reporting 5,256,617 COVID-19 vaccinations, and according to official CDC data, 64.5% of Maryland adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The state is currently outpacing the national rate of 58%.

Additional COVID-19 data from the Maryland Department of Health is available online here.

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