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COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland drop below 200

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Saturday announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland have dropped below 200 for the first time since March 2020. The state is also reporting record lows in its daily and 7-day positivity rates.

The state is reporting 192 COVID-19 hospitalizations—down 20 on Saturday, and down 85% since mid-April.

The Maryland Department of Health is reporting another record-low daily positivity rate of 0.65%, and a record-low 7-day positivity rate of 0.9%—down 85% since mid-April. Overall, 21 of 24 jurisdictions are reporting a positivity rate under 2%. Baltimore County is reporting a 7-day positivity rate of 0.82%.  Official data by jurisdiction is available at https://coronavirus.maryland.gov.

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The state is reporting 84 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. The case rate declined to 1.68 per 100K—down 93% since mid-April.

Vaccine information is available at https://covidvax.maryland.gov or by calling 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829). The call center is available seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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