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Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 3 percent



ANNAPOLIS, MD—Maryland’s COVID-19 health metrics continue to improve across the board, as the state has now surpassed more than 400,000 booster shots administered, officials announced on Tuesday.

  • Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate (2.95%) has declined by 42.2% since Aug. 22, and has dropped under 3% for the first time since July 30.
  • Maryland’s COVID-19 case rate per 100K (11.8) has declined by 43.1% since Sept. 15.
  • Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations (568) have declined by 32.8% since Sept. 9, and are down 70.9% from their peak.
  • The state is reporting a total of five pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations, which represents 0.8% of total COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide.

To date, Maryland has reported 8,537,704 vaccinations, including 415,734 booster shots.



  • 98.8% of Marylanders 65 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 86.5% of Marylanders 18 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 85.5% of Marylanders 12 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Official data is available at https://coronavirus.maryland.gov.

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