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Maryland COVID Cases Rise

August 3rd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Department of Health has reported that the total hospitalizations in the state stands at 281, the highest level in two months. The seven-day positivity rate is at 3.23%, the highest in nearly three months.

Ater three days of gains above 500, the number of new cases reported as of this morning is 447. No additional deaths were reported. Additionally, nearly 3000 people who had been vaccinated had tested positive for COVID-19.

Maryland Health Secretary Dennis Shrader tells WCBC News that his department plans to launch a new advertising campaign to push for higher vaccination rates in Mountain Maryland…