Maryland COVID-19 trends continuing to improve, Gov. Hogan says

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland’s COVID-19 trends are continuing to improve, Governor Larry Hogan said Wednesday morning.

We’re told hospitalizations are down 35% and are dropping at the fastest rate in the United States. In addition, Maryland’s case rate has declined by nearly 68% since peaking earlier this month, and is currently reporting the country’s lowest COVID-19 case rate.

Governor Hogan also added that the state’s positivity rate has declined by over 58% since peaking earlier in January and is currently the country’s sixth-lowest positivity rate.

Maryland is reporting 10.9 million total vaccinations, including nearly 2 million COVID-19 booster shots. According to official CDC data, more than 70% of eligible seniors have received their booster shots.

“The current data continues to show very encouraging trends,” said Governor Hogan. “As of today, 94.3% of Maryland adults have gotten vaccinated. Sadly, the vast majority of new deaths continue to be people who are unvaccinated and we’re doing everything we can to keep working to get that last 5.7% of the population vaccinated. I want to thank the entire team that has helped make this one of the best vaccination efforts in the country, and I want to continue to urge Marylanders to get vaccinated or to get boosted as soon as possible,” said Governor Hogan.

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