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All of Maryland’s 24 Jurisdictions Meet 10% Testing Milestone, Statewide Positivity Rate Drops to 4.47%

Daily Positivity Rate Also Drops to 3.44%
Nearly 1.25 Million COVID-19 Tests Statewide, 15.4% of Population Tested
Total Current Hospitalizations Increase By Two
Nearly 56% of New Cases Are Marylanders Under 40

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced that all 24 of Maryland’s jurisdictions have now met the goal of testing 10% of their populations, as the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 4.47%. This represents another milestone for the state’s long-term testing strategy.

“Our aggressive statewide testing strategy is helping us to understand, identify, and stop the spread of this virus, and I want to commend all of our local jurisdictions for stepping up to meet our goal of testing 10% of their populations,” said Governor Hogan. “The State of Maryland continues to make unlimited quantities of tests available to any jurisdiction that needs them.”


Cecil County Hits 10% Testing Goal. On June 18, state health officials urged county leaders to step up local testing efforts and meet the goal of testing 10% of their populations. With Cecil County testing 10.1% of its population, all 24 jurisdictions have now met this milestone.

Nearly 1.25 Million COVID-19 Tests, 15.4% of Population Tested. In total, Maryland has now conducted 1,245,767 COVID-19 tests, including 31,003 tests over the last 24 hours. 929,354 Marylanders have now been tested for COVID-19—representing 15.4% of the state’s population.

Statewide Positivity Rate Drops to 4.47%. The state’s seven-day average positivity rate has dropped to 4.47%, and has been below 5% since June 25. The daily positivity rate dropped to 3.44%. The positivity rate is above 5% in four of the state’s 24 jurisdictions: Baltimore County (5.53%), Baltimore City (6.12%), Prince George’s County (6.35%), Talbot County (5.49%).

Total Current Hospitalizations Are 592. There are 592 total current COVID-19 hospitalizations—an increase of two—with 132 ICU beds in use.

Nearly 56% of New Cases Are Marylanders Under 40. 55.8% of today’s new cases are Marylanders under the age of 40. The positivity rate among Marylanders under 35 (6.25%) is 73.6% higher than the positivity rate for Marylanders age 35 and older (3.60%).

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