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Maryland reports zero COVID-19 deaths for second day in a row

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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%. 

 

 

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. 

 

 

Currently, 153 people are hospitalized due to complications from the virus. 

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Case Rate Drops to 1.07 Per 100K, 11 Counties Under 1 Per 100K.