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Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to 4.92%

June 26th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Maryland’s key COVID-19 health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction, with the statewide positivity rate dropping to a new low of 4.92%, and hospitalizations falling below 500 for the first time in 12 weeks.

“While we are unfortunately seeing rising case numbers in states across the country, here in Maryland, all of the key health metrics continue to trend in a very positive direction,” said Governor Hogan. “But the fight against this virus is far from over. The positivity rate among Marylanders under the age of 35 is now 34% higher than the rate among those 35 and older. We simply cannot afford to stop being vigilant and cautious. Our long-term recovery can only be effective if all Marylanders continue exercising personal responsibility.”  

More than 613,000 COVID-19 Tests, 4.92% Positivity Rate. Maryland has now conducted 613,513 COVID-19 tests, including 9,914 tests over the last 24 hours. The state’s seven-day average positivity rate has dropped to 4.92%—down nearly 82% from its peak level on April 17. 

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue to Decline. Maryland’s current total COVID-19 hospitalizations—one of the state’s key recovery metrics—have dropped below 500 for the first time in 12 weeks, with 297 acute care beds and 190 ICU beds in use. Since June 1, total hospitalizations have fallen by more than 58%.

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