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Maryland reports zero COVID-19 deaths for first time since October 2020

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Sunday announced that the State of Maryland is reporting zero new COVID-19 deaths for the first time since October 18, 2020.

The Maryland Department of Health reported 42 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday—the first time under 50 since March 23, 2020

The state is also reporting a record-low 7-day positivity rate of 0.72%—down 88% since mid-April.

The state’s case rate dropped to 1.12 per 100K—down 95% since mid-April, and the lowest level since March 26, 2020.

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COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide dropped to 150–down 88% since mid-April. Hospitalizations are at their lowest level since March 27, 2020.

The state is reporting more than 6.6 million vaccinations, and more than 73% of adults have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Residents who wish to get vaccinated can visit https://covidvax.maryland.gov, or call 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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