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COVID positivity rate hits new low in Maryland

August 18th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rate has reached a new all-time low of 3.21% and ICU levels continue to decline.
 
Seven-Day Positivity Rate Falls Again. Maryland’s seven-day average positivity rate fell to 3.21% today, the lowest level reported since the pandemic began. The daily positivity rate is 3.95%. The statewide positivity rate has been under 5% since June 25.
 
Total Hospitalizations Are 453, ICU Levels Continue to Decline. There are 453 total current hospitalizations—an increase of 18 in the last 24 hours. There are 102 ICU beds in use—a decrease of 4. ICU levels are down 35% since July 25.

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