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Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations drop below 100 for first time

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland have dropped below 100 for the first time, and are at their lowest recorded level of the pandemic. Overall, the state is reporting 97 COVID-19 hospitalizations—including an ICU census of 31.

To date, Maryland has reported 6,882,339 vaccinations, and 74.8% of adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

“As we enter the holiday weekend, all of our health metrics are at or near record lows, and we are approaching 75% of adults vaccinated,” said Governor Hogan. “There are still two days left to get vaccinated to be eligible for our $2 million VaxCash Promotion—including the $400,000 grand prize drawing on July 4th.”

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Maryland has fully vaccinated 56.1% of its population, which ranks sixth in the nation, according to the CDC.

The statewide case rate is 1.00 per 100K, and overall, 13 of the state’s jurisdictions are reporting case rates in the green zone. The 7-day positivity rate is 0.57%, and the daily positivity rate is 0.56%. Official data by jurisdiction is available at https://coronavirus.maryland.gov.

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