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Maryland Reports Milestones in COVID-19 Fight: New Lows for Positivity Rates and Hospitalizations

Governor Larry Hogan today announced new milestones in Maryland’s fight against COVID-19, with the statewide seven-day positivity rate dropping below 3% for the first time, and the daily positivity rate dropping below 2% for the first time. Hospitalizations have dropped below 300 and ICU levels have dropped below 70, down to their lowest levels since March. Below 3% For First Time, Daily Positivity Below 2% For First Time. Maryland’s seven-day average positivity rate fell to 2.85% today, the first time it has dropped below 3% and the lowest level reported since the pandemic began. The daily positivity rate also reached a new low of 1.89%—the first time it has dropped below 2%. The statewide positivity rate has been under 5% for 87 days, since June 25. Total Hospitalizations Below 300, ICU Levels Below 70 For First Time Since March. Total current hospitalizations have fallen below 300 for the first time since March 30, to 281. There are 68 ICU beds in use—the first time ICU levels have dropped below 70 since March 26. ICU levels are down 56% since July 25. Positivity Rate For Baltimore City, Baltimore County at Record Lows. The positivity rates for Baltimore City (1.56%) and Baltimore County (2.31%) have […]

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