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Maryland Reports Another Record Low Positivity Rate, Decline in Hospitalizations

For the second straight day, Maryland is reporting its lowest positivity rate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Statewide Positivity Rate Drops to 4.03%, Lowest On Record. The state’s seven-day average positivity rate has dropped to 4.03%—the lowest level reported since the pandemic began. The daily positivity rate is 3.83%. The state’s positivity rate has been under 5% since June 25.

State Health Officials Continue to Monitor Rising Positivity Rate in Worcester County. State health officials are currently monitoring the situation in Worcester County, where the positivity rate has risen by nearly 88% since July 31, to 6.50%.

Positivity Rate Above 5% In Five Jurisdictions, Baltimore City’s Positivity Rate At Lowest Level Since July 9. The positivity rate is above 5% in five jurisdictions: Baltimore City (5.44%), Baltimore County (5.31%), Calvert County (5.35%), Prince George’s County (6.19%), and Worcester (6.50%). Baltimore City’s positivity rate has dropped to 5.44%, its lowest level since July 9–down 80.1% from its peak on April 19. Montgomery County’s positivity rate is 2.54%—down 92.2% from its peak on April 20.

Total Current Hospitalizations Decline to 535. There are 535 total current COVID-19 hospitalizations—a decline of 20 over the past 24 hours. There are 139 ICU beds in use—an increase of 5.

Nearly 1.35 Million COVID-19 Tests, 16.4% of Population Tested. In total, Maryland has now conducted 1,348,880 COVID-19 tests, including 16,699 tests over the last 24 hours. 992,941 Marylanders have now been tested for COVID-19, representing 16.4% of the state’s population.

56% of New Cases Are Marylanders Under 40, Positivity Rate Among Marylanders Under 35 Declines to 5.55%. 56.1% of today’s new cases are Marylanders under the age of 40. The positivity rate among Marylanders under 35 (5.55%) is 69.7% higher than the positivity rate for Marylanders age 35 and older (3.27%).

215 COVID-19 Testing Sites Available. Marylanders can plan to be tested at one of 215 testing sites by visiting COVIDtest.maryland.gov.