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COVID positivity rate in MD drops to new record low

August 13th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Maryland continues to report declines in key COVID-19 metrics, with the statewide positivity rate falling to a record low 3.49%, the daily positivity rate down to 3.04%, and total hospitalizations dropping by 18 over the past 24 hours to 470, according to Gov. Larry Hogan's office.

Statewide Positivity Rate Drops to Record Low 3.49%. Maryland’s seven-day average positivity rate fell to 3.49% today, the lowest level reported since the pandemic began. The daily positivity rate fell to 3.04%. The statewide positivity rate has been under 5% since June 25. The complete data and datasets for the state’s positivity rate are available at
Total Hospitalizations and ICU Levels Continue to Decline. There are 470 total current hospitalizations—a decrease of 18 over the past 24 hours. There are 111 ICU beds in use—a decrease of 6. Overall, ICU levels have declined more than 29% since July 25.

10 Responses to “COVID positivity rate in MD drops to new record low”

  1. August 13, 2020 at 11:46 am, mac said:

    Somethings not right here.
    Everything is decreasing as far as Covid-19 numbers are concerned in the State of Maryland and yet Allegany County has 20 new cases since Monday.
    Who’s right? Who’s wrong?
    Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing?


    • August 13, 2020 at 12:48 pm, Homeowner said:

      > If you’re doing a lot of testing, you can have both a falling positive rate AND more new cases. The numerator is increasing, but the denominator is increasing even faster.


      • August 13, 2020 at 1:18 pm, mac said:

        > I understand that. My point here is why test people that have had no known exposure other than to make the numbers look better than they really are. It’s the old; you can make numbers say anything you want them to.
        Let’s try this. Take the total population of the State which is 6.1 million. Now take one healthy person and test them 6.1 million times. Based on that there is no Covid-19 in the State of Maryland.


        • August 13, 2020 at 3:06 pm, Homeowner said:

          > A lot of the testing is just CYA by institutions. At FSU, employees working remotely just had to come to campus to get tested!


    • August 13, 2020 at 2:59 pm, DPM said:

      > I assume that the total ‘state wide’ numbers are dropping, but some backwater counties like are are seeing an increase, but not an increase big enough to move the numbers up state wide.


      • August 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm, DPM said:

        > ours- not ‘are’


  2. August 13, 2020 at 2:07 pm, STEPHEN said:

    Its all a ploy. If the democrats wuin it will be gone the next day. Its all political


  3. August 13, 2020 at 2:09 pm, Cris said:

    Wow. Just wear a mask, wash your hands, and for god’s sake social distance people. It’s not difficult. If everyone would just do what needs to be done this could be over. But let’s just argue about how testing increases numbers. Have lots of unprotected sex but don’t get tested for STIs and you just won’t have them, right?


    • August 13, 2020 at 2:57 pm, DPM said:

      > Yep, just like if you never take a pregnancy test you can never get pregnant!! Wish Trump would have told us this a long time ago!!


  4. August 13, 2020 at 6:56 pm, Jimmy Joe said:

    Gotta use up them test hogan bought… Not worried about treating , just numbers. Why not count folks who recover from??? Not all people who test positive are sick so tbose numbers are pointless!!!!!!


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