The Governor’s Office says two-thirds of adults have received their first COVID shot.
Annapolis, Md (KM) The COVID-19 statistics for Maryland are looking good. The Governor’s Office reports that the state’s seven-day positivity rate has declined to just over 2.23% which is the lowest level on record compared to the beginning of the pandemic last year. Also, the two-thirds of Maryland’s adults have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine.
In addition, hospitalizations in Maryland dropped to 596, just under 600, and are down more than half compared to last month. And the state’s rate of cases per 100-thousand fell to 6.21%, and that’s the lowest level since July 1st of last year, and down 73.6% since the middle of April.
The Governor’s Office also reports that 5,603,345 vaccinations. With a rate of 66.6%, state officials say Maryland is outpacing the national rate of vaccinations which is 59.8% for adults. They say that’s well on the way to achieving President Biden’s goal of vaccinating at least 70% of adults by the Independence Day Holiday.. Also, 87% of seniors In Maryland have received the vaccine.
“Each and every one fo these milestones is a credit to Marylanders, especially those who have stepped up to get the vaccine,” Governor Larry Hogan says in a statement. “Together, we can make sure no arm is left behind, and finally bring this pandemic to an end.”
By Kevin McManus