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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 rate of cases per 100K dropped to 5.32—the lowest level since April 4, 2020.

The state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations declined to 442—the lowest level since October 19, 2020.

Maryland is now reporting 5,936,293 total vaccinations. According to official CDC data, 68.3% of Maryland adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, outpacing the national rate (61.5%).

On Tuesday, the Maryland Lottery will complete the first $40,000 drawing as part of the $2 million VaxCash promotion the governor announced last week. Marylanders 18 and older are eligible for the drawings simply by getting vaccinated in the State of Maryland.


Marylanders can directly schedule a vaccination appointment by visiting, or by calling 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829).

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