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COVID Positivity Rate Down, Hospitalizations Up in MD

October 7th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Maryland’s coronavirus positivity rate fell as the number of hospitalizations increased and 460 new cases of the virus were reported, according to data released by the state’s health department Wednesday.

The state has recorded 128,664 COVID-19 cases and 3,829 deaths. Six new deaths were reported since Tuesday.  Hospitalizations increased by 31 to 391; of those cases, 298 are acute care and 93 are intensive care.

The state’s calculation of the positivity rate dropped fractionally from 2.95% on Tuesday to 2.9% on Wednesday.