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Total COVID Deaths in MD Surpass 5,000; Hospitalizations Set New Record

December 15th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Another grim milestone for Maryland was announced on Tuesday, as health department officials reported that the state's COVID-19 death total has surpassed 5,000.  

Maryland added 2,401 coronavirus cases over a 24-hour period, while 61 Marylanders died from the virus, the highest daily death count since May.

Hospitalizations are breaking records nearly on a daily basis, continuing to be the highest since the pandemic began, adding 57 cases during a one-day period ending on Monday.

The statewide positivity rate went up by .07% and is now at 7.53%.