Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations drop to lowest case rate in America

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ANNAPOLIS, MD – In a promising announcement that the COVID-19 pandemic may soon be behind us, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today announced hospitalizations in the state are among the lowest case rates in America.

Hogan’s office shared the following data today, offering promising news for Maryland residents who have been fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly two years.

Hospitalizations: 296, ICU: 60. Since the Omicron peak of 3,452, Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have now declined by 91.4%, and are at their lowest level since Aug. 1, 2021.

Positivity Rate: 1.61%. Since the Omicron peak of 29.98%, Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate has declined by 94.6%, and is at its lowest level since July 19, 2021. The state is reporting the country’s third-lowest positivity rate.

Case Rate: 5.9/100K. Maryland’s COVID-19 case rate has declined by 97.5% since its Omicron peak, and the state is reporting the country’s lowest case rate.


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