Maryland reports less than 200 new coronavirus cases for first time since March 2020
BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — For the first time since March 2020, the Maryland Department of Health is reporting less than 200 new coronavirus cases within 24 hours.
State health officials say 160 positive cases have been added since Monday morning.
Maryland’s positivity rate is 1.98%. This is the first time the positivity rate has fallen below 2% during the pandemic.
Today, @MDHealthDept reports 458,680 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Maryland.— Maryland Department of Health (@MDHealthDept) May 25, 2021
The statewide positivity rate is now 1.98%.
Maryland has 8,838 deaths, 3,456,906 negative tests and 10,609 patients have been released from isolation.https://t.co/9LEHaSDimJ pic.twitter.com/GYLovuLo1F
Virus-related hospitalizations also continue to decline. Officials say 442 patients are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, the lowest level since October.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 68.3% of adults in Maryland have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine,
On Tuesday, the Maryland Lottery announced its first $40,000 ‘VaxCash’ winner, a promotion Governor Hogan announced to encourage more people to get vaccinated.