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COVID-19 in Maryland| More than 2.7 million residents fully vaccinated

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — More than 2.7 million people in Maryland have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

 

State health officials say 67.6% of residents over the age of 18 have received at least one dose of the vaccine. 

 

On Thursday, Governor Larry Hogan announced a new incentive called ‘Vax Cash’ in an effort to get more Marylanders vaccinated. 

 

RELATED: Vaccine Lottery: $2 million in prize money for Marylanders who get vaccinated

 

 

 

As of Friday morning, the Maryland Department of Health reports an increase of 443 new cases within 24 hours.

 

Virus-related hospitalizations continue to drop. Currently, 521 patients are hospitalized due to the coronavirus. 

 

The state’s positivity rate is 2.07%. 

 

Data shows, 14 more virus-related deaths have been reported.