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Maryland’s COVID-19 ICU levels drop to lowest level on record

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Maryland is announcing another major milestone in relation to the coronavirus pandemic. 


Maryland Department of Health officials say the state’s COVID-18 ICU levels have dropped to their lowest level on record. "The COVID-19 ICU census statewide has dropped below its lowest recorded level of 40, reported on March 26, 2020."



Statewide, 146 patients are hospitalized due to complications from the virus. COVID-related hospitalizations are down 88% since mid-April. 


The state is also reporting under 50 new coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day. 


Maryland’s positivity rate is 0.65%, another record low. 


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According to the state’s coronavirus dashboard, 73.1% of Marylanders 18 and over have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine.


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