ANNAPOLIS, MD—At Wednesday’s meeting of the Board of Public Works, Governor Larry Hogan provided an update on the state’s progress during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
“The current data continues to show very encouraging trends,” said Governor Hogan. “As of today, 94.3% of Maryland adults have gotten vaccinated…I want to thank the entire team that has helped make this one of the best vaccination efforts in the country, and I want to continue to urge Marylanders to get vaccinated or to get boosted as soon as possible.”
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Down 35%, Dropping At Fastest Rate In U.S.
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland have declined by 35.4 percent since peaking earlier this month, and are dropping at the fastest rate of any state.
Lowest COVID-19 Case Rate In U.S.
Maryland’s COVID-19 case rate has declined by 67.8 percent since peaking earlier this month, and the state is currently reporting the country’s lowest COVID-19 case rate.
Positivity Rate Down 58%
Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate has declined by 58.1 percent since peaking earlier this month, and the state is currently reporting the country’s sixth-lowest positivity rate.
State Nearing 2 Million Booster Shots
Maryland is reporting 10.9 million total vaccinations, including nearly 2 million COVID-19 booster shots.
According to official CDC data, more than 70 percent of eligible seniors have received their booster shot.
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