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Maryland COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops Again

June 15th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

As Maryland marks one month since the beginning of Stage One of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ the state’s key COVID-19 health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction, with the positivity rate dropping to 6.55%—and now in single digits in all 24 jurisdictions—and ICU beds falling below 300 for the first time since April 6.

“Today marks one month since we began Stage One of our safe, gradual, and effective roadmap to recovery, and all of our key health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction,” said Governor Hogan. “Maryland has now conducted more than 500,000 COVID-19 tests, and over the past eight weeks we have increased testing by 510%. Once again, we are strongly encouraging anyone who wants to be tested and anyone who has been in any large gathering or who may have been exposed, especially those who are in or who are around vulnerable populations, to get tested.”

State officials continue to encourage Marylanders to get tested for COVID-19, with more than 150 testing sites now open across the state.

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