COVID-19 Latest: Maryland reports lowest positivity rate
BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —Maryland is reporting its lowest COVID-19 positivity rate for a second day in a row.
According to state health officials, Maryland’s positivity rate is 2.19%.
On Tuesday, records indicated two-thirds of Maryland adults received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Each and every one of these milestones is a credit to Marylanders, especially those who have stepped up to get the vaccine,” said Governor Hogan said. “Together, we can make sure no arm is left behind, and finally bring this pandemic to an end.”
Hospitalizations are also down. Currently, 585 patients are hospitalized due to COVID-19 complications.
Data shows 339 new coronavirus cases and 12 virus-related deaths have been added since Tuesday morning.
Today, @MDHealthDept reports 456,765 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Maryland.— Maryland Department of Health (@MDHealthDept) May 19, 2021
The statewide positivity rate is now 2.19%.
Maryland has 8,766 deaths, 3,427,038 negative tests and 10,544 patients have been released from isolation.https://t.co/9LEHaSDimJ pic.twitter.com/Fb7SNPtZYU