BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) Maryland is seeing a decrease in daily coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and positivity rates.
The Maryland Department of Health reports 611 new coronavirus cases within 24 hours.
COVID-related hospitalizations have remained below 1,000 for the past two days.
The statewide positivity rate has dropped to 3.91 %.
Today, @MDHealthDept reports 376,966 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Maryland.
The statewide positivity rate is now 3.91%
Maryland has 7,550 deaths, 2,964,696 negative tests and 9,606 patients have been released from isolation.https://t.co/9LEHaSDimJ pic.twitter.com/jCCLMIUQNq
— Maryland Department of Health (@MDHealthDept) February 22, 2021
Governor Larry Hogan celebrated the news on Twitter Monday.
More good news: Maryland’s #COVID19 positivity rate has dropped below 4% for the first time since November 2, with a seven-day average of 3.91%, a more than 58% drop since it peaked at 9.43% in January. pic.twitter.com/tcmossGAUi
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) February 22, 2021
Topline #COVID data for Maryland today:
Positivity rate: 3.91% (-.17)
Hospitalizations: 992 (+19)
Cases per 100K: 12.4 (-.3)
Data and trends: https://t.co/9iLyYFFsYN. https://t.co/uD8XjJVH4y pic.twitter.com/AmjEdVga4A
— Mike Ricci (@riccimike) February 22, 2021
Over 1 million doses of the vaccine have been administered by Maryland providers, averaging over 27,000 shots per day.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Hogan’s goal was to put Maryland on a path to recovery by setting social distancing guidelines and encouraging residents to take health precautions.
According to officials, with the coronavirus spread decreasing slowly, but surely, Maryland is heading towards a safer path.
Maryland has achieved a major milestone with more than 1 MILLION doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered. I want to thank all the vaccinators working around the clock to get shots into arms, and ask Marylanders for their continued patience during this historic undertaking. pic.twitter.com/MYf5SqPb4D
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) February 19, 2021