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COVID in Maryland: 1,349 cases reported in 24 hours, positivity rate falls below 8%

Governor Larry Hogan's Twitter page

(WEAA)— As of Wednesday, Maryland health officials report 1,349 new coronavirus cases.

The state’s positivity rate has dropped to 7.68%, a decrease of 0.98% since Tuesday.

Currently, 1,519 people are hospitalized due to complications from the virus.

Hospitalizations have declined by more than 50% and continue to decline at the fastest rate in the country, according to Governor Larry Hogan.

The state’s coronavirus dashboard shows, more than 13,000 people have died from the virus since the start of the pandemic.

The state has administered more than 11 million COVID-19 vaccinations, including more than 2 million COVID-19 booster shots.