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Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations dropping at fastest rate in U.S., positivity rate falls to single digits

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped below 10 percent, as the state continues to report substantial declines in key health metrics.

“For the second straight day, our positivity rate is in single digits, another sign of the encouraging progress we are making,” said Governor Hogan. “While we are emerging from the Omicron wave faster than just about any state, we continue to urge Marylanders to take precautions, and most importantly, get a booster shot.”

Positivity Rate Down By Nearly 70%

Since peaking earlier this month just below 30 percent, the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate has declined by nearly 70 percent to 9.04 percent. Maryland is reporting the country’s 5th lowest positivity rate.

Lowest Case Rate In U.S.

Maryland continues to report the lowest case rate of any state, and the case rate has declined by 81.9 percent since peaking earlier this month.

Hospitalizations Dropping at Fastest Rate In U.S.

Since peaking earlier this month at 3,462, Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have declined by more than 50 percent to 1,716, and continue to decline at the fastest rate in the United States.

Official health data is available at

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