COVID-19 in Maryland: 6,218 cases reported in 24 hours
(WEAA)— Maryland health officials report 6,218 new coronavirus cases within 24 hours.
Currently, 1,392 people are hospitalized due to complications from the virus. An increase of more than 180% in the last month.
Maryland’s positivity rate is now at 11.64%.
The state’s coronavirus dashboard shows, as of December 4, 2021, more than 11,000 people have died from the virus.
On Monday, Governor Larry Hogan, who is fully vaccinated and has received a booster shot, announced he tested positive for the coronavirus.
5) The Omicron variant is rapidly becoming the dominant variant in Maryland and across the country—but so far, relatively few of the cases of Omicron detected here have led to hospitalizations.— Kata Hall Burke (@katadhall) December 21, 2021
The governor held a virtual press conference on Tuesday where he and state officials announced new steps to expand testing and support hospitals.