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Sixth Straight Day of 1000+ COVID Cases in MD; State Positivity Rate Back Above 5%

November 9th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Following a sixth straight day of new coronavirus cases being reported in Maryland, the state's positivity rate is back above 5%, while nine more residents have died from COVID-19 related complications.

1,375 new cases were confirmed over a 24-hour period and the positivity rate is now at 5.05%, the highest it has been since late June. 

The total number of deaths in the state attributed to the virus is now at 4,072.

The numbers follow a general national trend of rising cases, more hospitalizations and increasing positivity rates.