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Maryland’s COVID-19 Case Rate Drops Below 1 Per 100K

June 23rd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland’s COVID-19 case rate has dropped below 1 per 100K, putting the state in the federal ‘green zone’ category for cases. 

Maryland is one of only three states nationwide reporting case rates under 1 per 100K—the other two are Vermont and South Dakota. 

The statewide case rate is 0.99, and overall, half of the state’s jurisdictions are reporting case rates in the green zone. Official data by jurisdiction is available at


Vaccinations: 73.2% of Adults With At Least One Dose. Maryland is now reporting 6,671,766 COVID-19 vaccinations. 

While President Biden set a national goal of vaccinating 70% of adults by the Fourth of July, Maryland achieved this milestone by Memorial Day, and has now vaccinated 73.2% of adults. 

To get vaccinated, and be eligible for the state’s $2 million VaxCash program, find a provider at

Positivity Rates Fall Again to Record Lows. The state is reporting record lows today for both its daily (0.50%) and 7-day (0.61%) positivity rates. 

COVID-19 Acute Beds Drop Below 100. Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped to 125 statewide, including 88 patients in acute beds and 37 in ICU beds. This is the first time the state is reporting less than 100 COVID-19 patients in acute beds since March 27, 2020.