ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rate has reached a new all-time low of 3.08%, as ICU levels declined slightly to 102—a decrease of 5 in the last 24 hours.
Seven-Day Positivity Rate Falls Again. Maryland’s seven-day average positivity rate fell to 3.08% today, the lowest level reported since the pandemic began. The daily positivity rate is 2.71%. The statewide positivity rate has been under 5% since June 25.
Total Hospitalizations Are 455, ICU Levels Down 35% Since July 25. Total current hospitalizations remain steady at 455. There are 102 ICU beds in use—a decrease of 5 in the last 24 hours. ICU levels are down 35% since July 25.
Positivity Rate Among Marylanders Under 35 Remains Below 4%. Over the last several weeks, state health officials have focused on addressing rising infection rates among young people. The positivity rate among Marylanders under 35 has declined by 47.3% since July 23, to 3.58%. The positivity rate among Marylanders 35 and older is 2.76%.
Positivity Rate For Baltimore City, Prince George’s County at Record Lows. The positivity rates for Baltimore City (3.61%) and Prince George’s County (4.59%) have fallen to record lows.
Positivity Rate Below 5% In 23 of 24 Jurisdictions, State Officials Monitoring Rising Positivity Rate in Somerset County. The positivity rate for 23 of the state’s 24 jurisdictions is below 5%. State health officials are currently monitoring the situation in Somerset County, where the positivity rate has risen by more than 93% since July 31, to 5.29%.
More than 1.7 Million Tests Conducted, 19.9% of Population Tested. In total, Maryland has now conducted 1,722,957 COVID-19 tests, including 29,379 tests over the last 24 hours. 1,204,267 Marylanders have now been tested for COVID-19, representing 19.9% of the state’s population.
210 COVID-19 Testing Sites Available. Marylanders can plan to be tested at one of 210 testing sites by visiting COVIDtest.maryland.gov