Maryland Reports Another Record Low COVID-19 Positivity Rate, ICU Levels Continue to Decline
Total Hospitalizations Remain Steady at 455, ICU Levels Fall to 102
Positivity Rates for Baltimore City, Prince George’s County Fall to Record Lows
More Than 1.7 Million Tests Conducted, 19.9% of Population Tested
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.