Maryland Surpasses Six Million Vaccinations, COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop Below 400

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland has now surpassed six million total COVID-19 vaccinations, as the state’s key health metrics continue to decline.

According to Governor Hogan, 88.1 percent of seniors have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In total, Maryland has reported 6,012,515 vaccinations.

According to official CDC data, 69.1 percent of Maryland adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, outpacing the national rate (61.8 percent), and putting the state less than one point from reaching President Biden’s goal of 70 percent of adults vaccinated by Independence Day.

According to the Maryland Department of Health, COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland have dropped below 400 for the first time since October 12, 2020. Hospitalizations have declined by nearly 70 percent since April 20. There are currently 399 COVID-19 hospitalizations across the state, including 101 ICU patients.

The state’s COVID-19 case rate has dropped under 5 per 100K, to 4.75—its lowest level since April 3, 2020. Overall, the case rate has dropped by 80 percent since April 14. Maryland’s seven-day positivity rate fell to another new low — 1.84 percent. Two jurisdictions have positivity rates below 1 percent: Montgomery (0.82 percent) and Howard (0.92 percent). Official data by county is available at coronavirus.maryland.gov.

GoVAX Summer Tour Kicks Off Tomorrow

The Maryland Lottery today will complete its third $40,000 drawing as part of the $2 million VaxCash promotion. Marylanders who have not been vaccinated are encouraged to visit any one of thousands of distribution points across the state, or directly schedule an appointment by visiting covidvax.maryland.gov, or by calling 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829).

Tomorrow in Ocean City, the governor kicks off the state’s GoVAX Summer Tour, which will bring mobile clinics and vaccine outreach to cultural and community events, bars and breweries, and popular destinations across the state.

Stay tuned to Conduit Street for more information.

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