BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Maryland has reached two major milestones in the battle against the coronavirus.
For the first time, health officials say the state’s 7-day positivity rate has dropped below 1% – down 84% since mid-April.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is also announcing half of Marylanders are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Health officials say, Maryland has reached this milestone faster than 42 other states.
For the first time, Maryland's 7-day positivity rate has dropped below 1%, and 19 jurisdictions are reporting a positivity rate under 2%. Half of all Marylanders are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) June 9, 2021
Virus-related hospitalizations have also dropped to its lowest level since March 29, 2020.
Currently, 245 patients are hospitalized due to COVID-19 complications. A decrease of 32 patients since Tuesday morning.
According to the Maryland Department of Health, 126 new coronavirus cases have been added within 24 hours along with four virus-related deaths.
Today, @MDHealthDept reports 460,863 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Maryland.
The statewide positivity rate is now 0.95%.
Maryland has 9,442 deaths, 3,520,445 negative tests and 10,745 patients have been released from isolation.https://t.co/9LEHaSUTeh pic.twitter.com/UC2gG3820Y
— Maryland Department of Health (@MDHealthDept) June 9, 2021
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