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Wrap-up of news stories taken from the day's local headlines.

COVID-19 in Maryland: 617 new cases, 7 deaths

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) As of Monday morning, the Maryland Department of Health reports 617 new cases of the coronavirus. 

 

Officials say seven more people have died from COVID-19 in the state. A total of 7,873 deaths have been recorded during the pandemic. 

 

 

 

 

Currently, 777 patients are hospitalized due to the virus. An increase of three patients since Sunday morning. 

 

The state’s positivity rate is 3.85%. 

 

Maryland is still in Phase 1C of its vaccination plan. 

 

According to the COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard, 697,800 Marylanders have been fully vaccinated. 

 
Governor Larry Hogan recently relaxed several COVID-19 restrictions, including capacity limits on businesses. 

 

Officials say, the mandatory mask mandate and social distancing will still be enforced.