Gov. Hogan: Statewide positivity rate continuing to drop, Queen Anne’s County positivity rate jumps 225%

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Governor Larry Hogan says Maryland’s key COVID-19 health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction.

The statewide positivity rate has dropped to 4.34% and ICU beds have dropped to their lowest level since March 30th. Hospitalizations have fallen to 3865, with 122 ICU beds in use.

However, Hogan says officials are closely monitoring the situation in Queen Anne’s County, which has experienced a 225% increase in its positivity rate since June 30th, and now has the state’s highest positivity rate at 7.67%.

In addition, the positivity rate for Marylanders under 35 (6.33%) is significantly higher than the positivity rate for Marylanders age 35 and older (3.44%).

The state has now conducted nearly 775,000 COVID-19 tests, with 10.3% of the population having been tested.

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