Gov. Hogan: Maryland COVID-19 metrics continuing to decline, more than 400,000 booster shots administered

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland’s COVID-19 health metrics are continuing to decline, as the state has now administered more than 400,000 booster shots, according to Governor Larry Hogan.

We’re told the state’s positivity rate has dropped under 3% for the first time since July 30th and is currently sitting at 2.95%. This is a 42.2% decline since August 22nd. In addition, the state is currently reporting 568 hospitalizations, which is down 32.8% since September 9th, and 70.9% from their peak. At this time, a total of five pediatric hospitalizations are being reported, representing 0.8% of total COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide.

To date, Maryland has reported more than 8.5 million vaccinations, including 415,734 booster shots. 98.8% of Marylanders age 65 and older have received at least one dose of a vaccine, while 86.5% of Maryland adults have received at least one dose. 85.5% of Marylanders 12 and older have received at least one dose.

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