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Maryland’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 1 percent, hits new record low

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that, for the first time, Maryland’s 7-day positivity rate dropped below 1%. The state is reporting a record-low 7-day positivity rate of 0.95%—down 84% since mid-April. Last week, the state reported a single-day positivity rate under 1% for the first time. Overall, 19 jurisdictions are reporting a positivity rate under 2%. Official data …


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Maryland’s COVID-19 daily positivity rate drops below 1 percent for first time

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that, for the first time, Maryland’s daily COVID-19 positivity rate fell below 1 percent. The state’s daily positivity rate is a record-low 0.74% as of Thursday, bringing the 7-day statewide positivity rate to a record low 1.39%. The positivity rate has dropped by 76% since mid-April. After reporting 134 cases on Thursday, the …


Maryland reports under 100 new COVID-19 cases for 1st time in over 14 months

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Wednesday, for the first time since March 25, 2020, the State of Maryland reported under 100 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. This marks another major milestone as the state continues to emerge from the pandemic. The Maryland Department of Health reported 65 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. One month ago today, the state reported 939 new cases. …

Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 2% for first time

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that Maryland’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped below 2% for the first time since the pandemic began. Maryland also reported 160 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the first time fewer than 200 new cases have been reported since March 30, 2020, and the lowest number since March 26, 2020. The state’s …

Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations fall below 500 for 1st time since October, weekly Zip Code Report to be discontinued

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Saturday announced two important milestones in Maryland’s battle with COVID-19. As of Saturday morning, coronavirus-related hospitalizations have fallen to 490.  This marks the first time since late October that hospitalizations have fallen below 500. The state’s positivity rate also dropped to 2.04%, a new all-time low. The Maryland Department of Health has announced that it …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: COVID-19 positivity rate drops, hospitalizations fall again

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and positivity rate fell once again over the past week. “Maryland has now surpassed 5.8 million vaccinations,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Friday. “If you haven’t yet gotten your shot, there’s no better time.” Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of …

Baltimore County to join state in lifting mask order

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County on Friday announced plans to align with the state to lift the order requiring face coverings in indoor establishments. County Executive Johnny Olszewski issued the following statement: “The CDC’s assurances that people who are vaccinated can safely resume nearly all activities is incredibly heartening. Collectively, we’ve all worked hard to get to this point, and I’m pleased …

Maryland’s indoor mask mandate to be lifted on Saturday

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced that Maryland’s indoor mask mandate will be lifted on Saturday, May 15th. Governor Hogan made the announcement at a Friday afternoon press conference, citing the state’s improved health metrics and this week’s similar recommendation from the CDC. “Today is the day that so many of us have been waiting for and working toward,” Governor …