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Maryland reporting lowest level of COVID-19 hospitalizations since March 2020

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Maryland health officials say COVID-19 hospitalizations have fallen to its lowest level since March 2020. 


Currently, 276 patients are hospitalized due to virus complications. 


“All of our key health metrics are at or nearing their lowest levels, while our vaccinations continue to outpace the country,” said Governor Hogan. “As we near the end of the pandemic, we continue to strongly encourage anyone who hasn’t gotten vaccinated yet to do so. It is the best way to protect yourself against getting sick from COVID-19 or spreading it to others".



Officials say overall, hospitalizations have declined by 78% since mid-April. 


The Maryland Department of Health is also reporting 84 new coronavirus cases have been added since Sunday morning and the state’s positivity rate is at 1.12%, a record low. 


According to data, four virus-related deaths have been added within 24 hours. 


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 71% of Maryland adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 


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