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COVID-19 in Maryland: 586 new cases reported, 26 more hospitalized


BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA)— Maryland health officials report 586 new coronavirus cases have been reported since Sunday morning. 


Data shows, a total of 400 patients are currently hospitalized due to complications from the virus. An increase of 26 patients within 24 hours. 


The state’s positivity rate has reached over 4%. 


According to state health officials, four more COVID-related deaths have been recorded. 


Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott reinstated the city’s indoor mask mandate due to the rise in coronavirus cases. 


READ: Baltimore mayor reinstates indoor mask mandate


With the Delta variant accounting for nearly all of the new cases in Maryland, on Thursday, Governor Larry Hogan announced new vaccination protocols for state employees who work in congrats settings. 


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