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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 state’s case rate has dropped to 2.60 per 100K—its lowest level since March 29, 2020. The case rate has dropped by 89% since mid-April.

There are now four counties in the green zone, with case rates under 1 per 100K: Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, and Kent. Official data by jurisdiction is available at https://coronavirus.maryland.gov.

There are currently 347 COVID-19 patients hospitalized statewide, including 89 in ICU beds. Hospitalizations have dropped by 73% since mid-April.

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Vaccine information is available at https://covidvax.maryland.gov.

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