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Wrap-up of news stories taken from the day's local headlines.

COVID-19 in Maryland: 101 new cases added, positivity rate drops to 1.42%

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Maryland health officials report 101 new coronavirus cases have been added within 24 hours, the lowest daily total since March 2020. 

 

The state’s positivity rate has also dropped, it is currently at 1.42% and virus related hospitalizations are at 336. 

 

COVID-related hospitalizations have declined to its lowest level since October 2020. 

 

According to the Maryland Department of Health coronavirus dashboard, two more virus related deaths have been added since Monday morning. The total number of COVID-19 deaths in Maryland is at 9,404. 

 

 

 

 

On Monday, Governor Larry Hogan reported Maryland reached its goal of vaccinating 70% of adults, a key milestone in the state. 

 

RELATED: Maryland reaches 70% threshold in adult vaccinations

 

“Our health and economic recovery continues to outpace the nation. Of course, our work is not yet done, and with a summer of mobile clinics ahead, we will continue to do all we can to make sure no arm is left behind. If you still need to get vaccinated, we encourage you to visit any of our thousands of distribution points across the state," Gov. Hogan said. 

 

Baltimore native, Micarie Kemp has always been passionate about working in the media.