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Maryland’s COVID-19 ICU utilization falls to lowest level on record

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the COVID-19 ICU census in the State of Maryland dropped to its lowest level on record. COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped to 146—down 88% since mid-April. The COVID-19 ICU census statewide has dropped below its lowest recorded level of 40, reported on March 26, 2020. The state is reporting 49 new confirmed cases …


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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 …


Baltimore County Arts Guild to hold three public meetings to discuss COVID-19 memorial

TOWSON, MD—As previously reported here,  Baltimore County and the Baltimore County Arts Guild will be creating a free-standing public arts installation at Lake Roland Park to honor all of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials say the goal is to create commemorative art representing hope, unity, and healing to honor the memory of those affected by this global pandemic, …

Governor Hogan announces end of COVID-19 state of emergency, all mandates to end July 1 [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday held a press conference from the State House in Annapolis with Maryland Department of Health Secretary Dennis Schrader and Deputy Secretary Jinlene Chan. The governor announced that, as of Tuesday, Maryland has administered more than 6.5 million vaccines and more than 72 percent of Marylanders 18 and older and nearly 90 percent of those …

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland drop below 200

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Saturday announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland have dropped below 200 for the first time since March 2020. The state is also reporting record lows in its daily and 7-day positivity rates. The state is reporting 192 COVID-19 hospitalizations—down 20 on Saturday, and down 85% since mid-April. The Maryland Department of Health is reporting another …

Maryland’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 1 percent, hits new record low

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that, for the first time, Maryland’s 7-day positivity rate dropped below 1%. The state is reporting a record-low 7-day positivity rate of 0.95%—down 84% since mid-April. Last week, the state reported a single-day positivity rate under 1% for the first time. Overall, 19 jurisdictions are reporting a positivity rate under 2%. Official data …

Maryland Department of Health announces Bob & Kendel Ehrlich as new GoVAX Ambassadors [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday announced the launch of a new public service announcement encouraging all Marylanders to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The PSA features Bob Ehrlich, 60th Governor of Maryland, and Kendel Ehrlich, former First Lady of Maryland, adding to the growing list of ambassadors for Maryland’s GoVAX campaign. “We are honored to have Bob and …

Maryland’s COVID-19 daily positivity rate drops below 1 percent for first time

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that, for the first time, Maryland’s daily COVID-19 positivity rate fell below 1 percent. The state’s daily positivity rate is a record-low 0.74% as of Thursday, bringing the 7-day statewide positivity rate to a record low 1.39%. The positivity rate has dropped by 76% since mid-April. After reporting 134 cases on Thursday, the …