ANNAPOLIS, Md. –  On February 21, 2021, Governor Larry Hogan announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the State of Maryland have dropped below 1,000 for the first time since November 16. COVID hospitalizations are down by more than half from their peak in January.

In addition:
• The seven-day positivity rate (4.08%) is at the lowest level since November 2, and has dropped by more than 57% from its peak in January.

• The daily positivity rate (2.50%) is the lowest reported since October 17.

• The cases per 100K rate (12.7) is at the lowest level since October 28, and has dropped by more than 76% from its peak in January.

• Maryland providers have administered 1,067,346 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 97.2% of all first doses received from the federal government have been administered. The state is averaging 27,145 shots per day.

“Our vaccination rate is rising, our hospitalizations and key metrics are all declining, and with each day we are moving one step closer to eliminating and eradicating this pandemic,” said Governor Hogan. “This is more good news, but we need to remain vigilant, and keep doing the things that keep ourselves, our families, and our communities safe.”

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