Hogan: Md. COVID-19 metrics continuing to decline, 98% of seniors vaccinated
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland’s COVID-19 health metrics are continuing to decline across the board, according to officials.
Governor Larry Hogan says 98% of seniors in the state have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
“As one of the most vaccinated states, Maryland’s case rate and positivity rate are among the lowest in the country, and they are continuing to drop,” said Governor Hogan. “Maintaining immunity is critical to keeping our health and economic recovery going, and we urge eligible Marylanders to get a booster shot as soon as possible.”
Maryland’s positivity rate currently sits at 3.21%, a decline of 37.1% since August 22nd. The case rate per 100K of 12.6 is down 39.4% since September 15th. Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have declined 27.9% since September 9th, and are down 68.8% from their peak. The state is reporting a total of five pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations, representing 0.8% of total COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide.
Hogan also says the state has administered more than 8.3 million vaccinations, with nearly 280,000 booster shots administered. 98% of Marylanders 65 and older have received at least one dose of a vaccine. Nearly 86% of Maryland adults have received at least one dose, while 84.9% of Marylanders 12 and older have received at least one dose.
Governor Hogan also announced on Monday the launch of a new online tool to help determine if you are eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot. That tool, plus more information on COVID-19 vaccines, can be found here.