Maryland reports zero COVID-19 deaths for second day in a row
BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —Maryland health officials are reporting zero COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row, a major milestone as the state emerges from the pandemic.
Before Sunday, the last time Maryland reported zero coronavirus-related deaths was October 18, 2020.
According to the state’s coronavirus dashboard, 9,490 people have died from the virus since the pandemic began.
Monday, also marks the second consecutive day new coronavirus cases are below 50.
Maryland’s positivity rate is also trending in the right direction at a record low of 0.66%.
Today, @MDHealthDept reports 461,779 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Maryland.— Maryland Department of Health (@MDHealthDept) June 21, 2021
The statewide positivity rate is now 0.66%.
Maryland has 9,490 deaths, 3,571,313 negative tests and 10,909 patients have been released from isolation.https://t.co/9LEHaSDimJ pic.twitter.com/hU9ldp4z2L
The state’s positivity rate is down 89% since mid-April.
“These metrics show that vaccines work. Get your shot today…” Governor Larry tweeted Monday morning.
For the second day in a row, Maryland is reporting zero COVID-19 deaths and under 50 new confirmed cases.— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) June 21, 2021
These metrics clearly show that vaccines work. Get your shot today: https://t.co/MjHeoZ5E5J
Details: https://t.co/qRIrGKGCMy pic.twitter.com/ZvrFEWYPA4
Currently, 153 people are hospitalized due to complications from the virus.