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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 …


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Wildlife officials investigating mysterious bird illness in Maryland, Virginia, DC

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Wildlife officials in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. are investigating a mysterious illness that has been affecting local birds. In late May, wildlife managers in the tri-state area (and West Virginia) began receiving reports of sick and dying birds with eye swelling and crusty discharge, as well as neurological signs. No definitive cause of death has yet been identified. …


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’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 …

Maryland reports under 100 new COVID-19 cases for 1st time in over 14 months

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Wednesday, for the first time since March 25, 2020, the State of Maryland reported under 100 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. This marks another major milestone as the state continues to emerge from the pandemic. The Maryland Department of Health reported 65 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. One month ago today, the state reported 939 new cases. …

Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 2% for first time

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that Maryland’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped below 2% for the first time since the pandemic began. Maryland also reported 160 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the first time fewer than 200 new cases have been reported since March 30, 2020, and the lowest number since March 26, 2020. The state’s …

Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations fall below 500 for 1st time since October, weekly Zip Code Report to be discontinued

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Saturday announced two important milestones in Maryland’s battle with COVID-19. As of Saturday morning, coronavirus-related hospitalizations have fallen to 490.  This marks the first time since late October that hospitalizations have fallen below 500. The state’s positivity rate also dropped to 2.04%, a new all-time low. The Maryland Department of Health has announced that it …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: COVID-19 positivity rate drops, hospitalizations fall again

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and positivity rate fell once again over the past week. “Maryland has now surpassed 5.8 million vaccinations,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Friday. “If you haven’t yet gotten your shot, there’s no better time.” Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of …