State: Positivity Rate Under Two Percent, Other Metrics Improving

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped below 2% for the first time since March of last year.

For the first time since the pandemic began, Maryland is reporting less than 200 new cases of COVID-19. The State is also reporting that 68.3% of Maryland adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, hospitalizations are declining, and today will be the first ‘VaxCash’ drawing.

From the press release:

COVID-19 Hospitalizations at Seven-Month Low. The state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations declined to 442—the lowest level since October 19, 2020.

Calvert County Has Lowest Case Rate, Montgomery County Has Lowest Positivity Rate. The state’s lowest case rate belongs to Calvert County (1.85 per 100K) and the lowest positivity rate belongs to Montgomery County (0.92%). Howard County is also below 1% positivity, at 0.95%. Official data by jurisdiction is available at

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