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Daily tracking of COVID-19 cases in Maryland

Tracking COVID-19 in Maryland
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Posted at 9:34 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2022-03-07 15:04:31-05

March 7, 2022:

Hospitalizations: 296, ICU: 60. Since the Omicron peak of 3,452, Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have now declined by 91.4%, and are at their lowest level since Aug. 1, 2021.

Positivity Rate: 1.61%. Since the Omicron peak of 29.98%, Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate has declined by 94.6%, and is at its lowest level since July 19, 2021.

Case Rate: 5.9/100K. Maryland’s COVID-19 case rate has declined by 97.5% since its Omicron peak, and the state is reporting the country’s lowest case rate.

March 3, 2022:

Positivity Rate: 1.9%. Since the Omicron peak of 29.98%, Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate has declined by 93.7%, and is below 2% for the first time since July 23, 2021.

Hospitalizations: 345, ICU: 74. Since the Omicron peak of 3,452, Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have now declined by 90%, and are at their lowest level since August 5, 2021.

Case Rate: 8.6/100K. Maryland’s COVID-19 case rate has declined by 96.3% since its Omicron peak.

February 24, 2022:

Hospitalizations: 480, ICU: 90. Maryland’s COVID-19 ICU levels have dropped below 100 for the first time since August 8, 2021.

Positivity Rate: 2.87 percent is at the lowest level since July 30, 2021.

Case Rate: 10.8 per 100,000 residents, the country’s second-lowest case rate.

February 22, 2022:

Positivity Rate: 2.92 percent, the first time the positivity rate has been below 3% since Nov. 6, 2021.

Hospitalizations: 540, ICU: 107. COVID-19 ICU levels statewide have dropped to their lowest level since Aug. 10, 2021.

Case Rate: 11.3 per 100,000 residents, the country’s lowest case rate.

February 28, 2022:

Hospitalizations: 398, ICU: 68. COVID-19 ICU levels statewide have dropped below 70 for the first time since July 30, 2021.

Positivity Rate: 2.25% is at the lowest level since July 25, 2021.

Case Rate: 8.9 per 100,000 residents is the country’s second-lowest case rate.

February 16, 2022:

Hospitalizations: 677, ICU: 136.

Positivity Rate: 3.51%. Since peaking last month just below 30%. The state is reporting the lowest positivity rate in the United States.

Case Rate: 11.9 per 100K residents, the country’s lowest case rate

February 11, 2022:

Positivity Rate in Maryland is down to 4.88 percent since peaking last month at just below 30 percent.

Hospitalizations are at 913. compared to last month's peak of just below 3,500.

Case Rate is 16.2 per 100,000 residents, the lowest rate in the country.

February 8, 2022:

COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped to 1,111, a 67 percent decline since last month's peak of nearly 3,500.

After last month's peak of nearly 30 percent, the COVID-19 positivity rate in Maryland has dropped to 5.81 percent.

More than 95 percent of Maryland adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine.

January 31, 2022:

Since peaking earlier this month just below 30%, the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate has declined by nearly 70% to 9.04%.

Maryland has the lowest case rate of any state in the nation, which has declined by 81.9% since peaking earlier this month.

Since peaking earlier this month at 3,462 — Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have declined by more than 50% to 1,716.

94.6% of Maryland adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

January 28, 2022:

For the first time since December 27, 2021 — COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland have dropped below 2,000. Maryland also has the lowest COVID-19 case rate  per 100,000 residents of any state in the country.

January 4, 2022:

Governor Larry Hogan declared a 30-day State of Emergency to combat a record rise in new COVID-19 cases.

December 29, 2021:

COVID-19 hospitalizations surpass 2,000 in Maryland

December 23, 2021:

Over the last 24 hours — 6,869 new COVID-19 cases have been reported, which tops the record previously set on December 21. There are also now 1,505 people hospitalized in the state with the virus.

December 22, 2021:

As of December 22, Maryland has conducted more than 1 million COVID-19 tests for Maryland students and staff at schools since the beginning of the academic year.

December 21, 2021:

Just over the last 24 hours, the Maryland Department of Health reported a new record high of 6,218 confirmed cases bringing the positivity rate up to 11.6 percent.

December 20, 2021:

Maryland Department of Health resumes topline COVID-19 surveillance reporting following network security incident

To date, Maryland has confirmed 621,220 cases of COVID-19, an increase of 28,541 cases since Dec. 3. The statewide seven-day average testing positivity rate has risen from 5.43 percent on Dec. 3 to 10.27 percent today—an increase of 89 percent.

December 15, 2021:

State health officials have issued a directive for specific actions to be taken if COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state reach certain levels.

December 10, 2021:

Maryland hospitals told to prepare for potential COVID-19 surge

December 3, 2021:

Maryland health officials confirm the state's first three cases of the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).

December 1, 2021:

There have been 1,142 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the last 24 hours. The state also announced 14 new deaths and 35 more hospitalizations during that period of time.

To date, the state has administered 9,395,285 COVID-19 vaccines, including 1,004,758 booster shots.

According to official CDC data, 99.9% of seniors and 88.9% of adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The state has administered 117,644 vaccinations to kids ages 5 to 11, which is 22.7% of that age group.

November 22, 2021:

More than 88% of adults and 99.9% of seniors in the state have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

November 18, 2021:

To date, Maryland has administered 9,028,641 vaccinations, including 779,438 booster shots.

  • 99.4% of Marylanders 65 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 87.7% of Marylanders 18 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 74,257 vaccinations for kids ages 5 to 11 (14.3% of that group's state population)

November 8, 2021:

  • To date, the state has given 520,948 COVID-19 booster shots administered.
  • 98.6% of Maryland residents 65 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 shot.
  • 86.9% of Maryland residents 18 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 shot.

November 2, 2021:

  • Maryland’s 2.95 percent COVID-19 positivity rate is down 42.2 percent since August 22.
  • Maryland’s 11.8 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents has declined 43.1 percent since September 15.
  • Maryland’s 568 COVID-19 hospitalizations are down 70.9 percent from their peak.
  • There are five pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations, representing 0.8 percent of total hospitalizations statewide.
  • 98.8% of Marylanders 65 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 86.5% of Marylanders 18 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 85.5% of Marylanders 12 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 415,734 people have received a booster

October 25, 2021:

  • Maryland’s 3.21 percent COVID-19 positivity rate has declined by 37.1 percent since August 22.
  • The current case rate per 100,000 residents is 12.6, a 39.4 percent decline since September 15. 
  • Currently, 609 people (5 pediatrics) in the state are hospitalized, which is down 68.8 percent from their peak.
  • 98% of Marylanders 65 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 85.9% of Marylanders 18 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 84.9% of Marylanders 12 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 280,000 have received a booster shot
  • 91 percent or more of staff at 111 nursing facilities in the state are vaccinated.

October 18. 2021:

  • The state's 3.50 percent COVID-19 positivity rate has declined by 31.5% since Aug. 22.
  • The state's rate of 14.7 COVID-19 cases per 100K has declined by 29.1% since Sept. 15.
  • COVID-19 hospitalizations (685) have declined by 18.9 percent since Sept. 9
  • 85% of adults in Maryland have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

October 15, 2021:

  • There are currently 7 pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland, which equates to 0.9 percent of statewide hospitalizations.
  • Among those between 15 and 24 years-old, the case rate per 100K has decreased by 25 percent, and by 16 percent for those up to age 14. Maryland’s overall case rate per 100K sits at 16.8, indicating a 19.1 percent decline since Sept. 15.
  • The state’s daily 2.95 percent positivity rate is at its lowest since July 29.
  • School outbreaks in Maryland have decreased by 5% over the last week.
  • Maryland’s 729 COVID-19 hospitalizations are a 13.7 percent decline since September 9.
  • 84.9% of Marylanders 18 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 97.3% of Marylanders 65 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 88.2% of Maryland nursing home staff have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Maryland has administered 197,520 booster shots

October 5, 2021:

To date, Maryland has reported 8,007,738 vaccinations, including 119,899 booster doses.

  • 96.5% of Marylanders 65 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 84.1% of Marylanders 18 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 83.1% of Marylanders 12 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

In the last 24 hours 649 new cases have been confirmed and 22 more deaths reported.

As of October 5, there have been 537,976 confirmed cases of COVID-19 including 10,282 deaths.

The statewide positivity rate currently sits at 3.91 percent.

September 30, 2021:

Maryland has administered 78,141 booster shots. More than 64.3 percent of the state population is fully vaccinated. There have been 1,479 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. State positivity rate sits at 4.04 percent.

35,098 out of 532,340 cases overall since the pandemic began are children under 10.

September 16, 2021:

Maryland surpassed 10,000 COVID-19 deaths (10,011).

September 8, 2021:

Maryland State Health Department announces anyone 65 and older living in a congregate care facility eligible for COVID-19 booster shots.

That includes nursing homes, assisted livings, drug treatment centers, and disabled group homes.

The department also issued guidance instructing all pharmacies and providers across the state to administer boosters without a prescription or doctor’s order to anyone who considers themselves immunocompromised.

September 7, 2021:

To date, Maryland has reported 7,616,568 vaccinations. According to CDC data:

  • 95% of Marylanders 65 and older have received at least one dose.
  • 81.5% of Marylanders 18 and older have received at least one dose.
  • 80.4% of Marylanders 12 and older have received at least one dose.

Current statewide positivity rate sits at 4.65 percent with 817 hospitalizations.

September 2, 2021:

80 percent of all eligible Maryland residents 12 and older have been received at leas one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • 80.0% of Marylanders 12 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 81.2% of Marylanders 18 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 94.8% of Marylanders 65 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

August 22, 2021:

Maryland has reached the milestone of 80 percent of adults vaccinated against COVID-19. The Maryland Department of Health is reporting 990 new cases and a 5.08% positivity rate.

August 18, 2021:

Employees of Maryland nursing homes and all employees of Maryland hospitals will be required to show proof of vaccination or adhere to regular screening and COVID-19 testing.

All employees will be required to get their first shot by September 1.

August 12, 2021:

The Maryland Department of Health is reporting 1,047 new cases over the last 24 hours, the highest daily increase since April 24. There were also 3 new deaths and 34 new hospitalizations reported along with 16 more people in ICU beds. Current positivity rate sits at 4.39 percent. Baltimore and Howard Counties mandated masks be worn inside government buildings.

August 5, 2021:

Governor Larry Hogan issued an executive order requiring vaccines for employees at four state agencies effective September 1 that impacts 48 facilities associated with the State Departments of Health, Juvenile Services , Veterans Affairs, and Public Saftey & Corrections. Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott also reinstated an indoor mask mandate regardless of vaccination status, effective August 9

July 30, 2021:

There have been no COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours. There were however 526 new cases, bringing the state positivity rate to 2.73 percent. Currently, 222 remain hospitalized which is up 7 from a day ago.

July 29, 2021:

There have been 505 new cases reported over the last 24 hours, bringing the state positivity rate to 2.58 percent. Five others died while 215 remain hospitalized.

July 28, 2021:

There have been 416 new cases reported over the last 24 hours with 19 new hospitalizations, bringing the state's positivity rate to 2.45 percent. So far 266 cases of the Delta Variant have been detected in Maryland.

July 22, 2021:

There were 303 new COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, causing the state positivity rate to increase to 1.73 percent. Six more people have died and six others are now hospitalized with the virus. On July 21, Meritus Health reported only one case of the last 50 treated was vaccinated. However over the last week, nursing homes around the state have reported only two new cases with no deaths or hospitalizations.

July 16, 2021:

The current state positivity rate sits at 1.18 percent, up 0.04 over the last 24 hours. There are 120 people hospitalized as of Friday morning , which is a drop of 12 in the last 24 hours. The state is currently sequencing about 45 percent of positive tests for variants, the majority of which are the Delta Variant, according to a tweet from Michael Ricci, Governor Larry Hogan's Communications Director.

July 15, 2021:

Maryland surpassed 7 million COVID-19 vaccines (7,009,919). 75.8 percent of Maryland residents 18 and older have received at least one dose of a vaccine. 92.4 percent of those 65 and older have received at least one dose. Maryland currently ranks sixth in the nation, with 57.4 percent of the total population fully vaccinated.

July 13, 2021:

Maryland is reporting a statewide positivity rate of 1.05 percent, breaking a week long streak below 1 percent. In the last 24 hours, four new deaths were reported, following two days straight of no new deaths.

July 12, 2021:

Over the last 24 hours, Maryland is reporting negative one deaths, due to a prior reported death actually having been out-of-state. It's the second straight day of no new deaths being reported. Currently 122 people are hospitalized. The state positivity rate is 0.92 percent.

July 2, 2021:

COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped below 100 (97) for the first time, and are at their lowest recorded level of the pandemic. The statewide case rate is 1.00 per 100,000 residents. The 7-day positivity rate is 0.57%, and the daily positivity rate is 0.56%

June 27, 2021:

Maryland has reported 66 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The positivity rate is at 0.57% and there are 9,520 confirmed deaths.

June 25, 2021:

Maryland reports 462,017 confirmed cases of COVID in Maryland. The statewide positivity rate is now 0.57%. Maryland has 9,513 deaths, 3,589,247 negative tests and 10,971 patients have been released from isolation.

June 24, 2021:

Maryland reports 461,953 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland. The statewide positivity rate is now 0.6%. Maryland has 9,512 deaths, 3,584,496 negative tests and 10,968 patients have been released from isolation.

June 23, 2021:

Maryland is one of three states nationwide reporting case rates under 1 (0.99) per 100,00 residents. The state is reporting record lows today for both its daily (0.50%) and 7-day (0.61%) positivity rates. COVID-19 acute beds are at 88 patients and 37 in ICU beds. This is the first time the state is reporting less than 100 COVID-19 patients in acute beds since March 27, 2020.

June 22, 2021:

COVID-19 ICU levels in Maryland have dropped to 38, the lowest level on record. The state is reporting under 50 new cases (49) for the third consecutive day, and a record low 7-day positivity rate of 0.65 percent.

June 21, 2021:

For a second straight day, the state reported zero new COVID-19 deaths. The state is reporting a record-low 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate of 0.66 percent, with a case rate of 1.07 Per 100,000 residents. There are 153 COVID-19 patients hospitalized statewide. The COVID-19 ICU census statewide is nearing its lowest recorded level of 40.

June 20, 2021:

Maryland reported zero new deaths over the last 24 hours for the first time since October 2020.

June 17, 2021:

Friday's positivity rate is 0.75 percent with 86 new cases and 5 new hospitalizations reported over the last 24 hours.
According to the CDC, 90 percent of Maryland seniors age 65 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, along with 72.9% of Maryland residents 18 and older; 70.6% of Maryland residents 12 and older; 60.3% of all Maryland residents

June 15, 2021:

To date, 72.2 percent of adults in Maryland have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The state is reporting a record-low 7-day positivity rate of 0.82 percent. With 67 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the rate per 100K residents is down to 1.55. Hospitalizations are currently at 194, down 84 percent since mid-April.

June 12, 2021:
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland have dropped below 200 for the first time since March 2020. The state is also reporting record lows in its daily and 7-day positivity rates.

June 9, 2021:

For the first time Maryland’s 7-day positivity rate is below one percent (0.95). According to the CDC half of all state residents are now fully vaccinated. Overall, 19 jurisdictions in Maryland are reporting a positivity rate under two percent. Currently the case rate per 100,000 residents sits at 1.9. At 245, hospitalizations are at their lowest level since March 29 of last year.

June 7, 2021:

COVID-19 hospitalization levels have fallen to 276—the lowest level since March 30, 2020. ICU admissions (67) are at their lowest total since March 26, 2020. So far 71% of adults in Maryland have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The state’s 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate has fallen to 1.12%. Across the state, 18 jurisdictions are reporting a positivity rate under 2%.

June 4, 2021:

Despite 145 new cases and 3 additional deaths in the last 24 hours, the state's 7-day positivity rate continues trending downward to 1.37 percent, along with the case rate per 100k residents (2.35). Hospitalizations are down 29 to 318, which is the lowest number in 8-months.

June 3, 2021:

The state’s daily positivity rate is a record-low 0.74 percent today, bringing the 7-day statewide positivity rate to a record low 1.39 percent. After reporting 134 cases today, the state’s case rate has dropped to 2.60 per 100K—its lowest level since March 29, 2020. There are now four counties in the green zone, with case rates under 1 per 100K: Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, and Kent. There are 347 COVID-19 patients hospitalized statewide, including 89 in ICU beds.

June 2, 2021:

For the first time since March 25, 2020, Maryland is reporting under 100 (69) new confirmed cases of COVID-19. The state’s case rate has dropped to 2.79 per 100K residents, the lowest point since March 30, 2020. The state’s positivity rate is at 1.44 percent. The state has given at least one vaccine dose to 88.7 percent of seniors, and 70.3 percent of adults, while 56.5 percent of adults have been fully vaccinated.

May 31, 2021:

Maryland became one of 12 states to give at least one vaccine dose to 70 percent of its adult population including 88 percent of seniors. The statewide positivity rate is a record-low 1.47%, with a statewide case rate of 3.25 per 100K residents. Hospitalizations are at 333, down 13 in the last 24 hours.

May 30, 2021:

Maryland is reporting 249 new COVID cases and 8 deaths in the past 24 hours. Nearly 70 percent (69.9%) of those 18+ have received at least one dose of a vaccine. There's a total of 2,902,665 Marylanders who are fully vaccinated.

May 28, 2021:

248 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths in last 24 hours. 43.378 percent of Maryland residents have received their second dose of either the Pfizer of Moderna vaccine, along with another 3.831 percent who got a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.

May 27, 2021:

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland have dropped below 400 (399) for the first time since October 12, 2020. The state’s COVID-19 case rate has dropped under 5 per 100K, to 4.75—its lowest level since April 3, 2020. The seven-day positivity rate sits at 1.84%. Two jurisdictions have positivity rates below 1%: Montgomery (0.82%) and Howard (0.92%).

May 26, 2021:

Maryland is reporting 198 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths over the last 24 hours. Hospitalizations meanwhile have decreased by 10 and currently sit at 432. The positivity rate over the last 24 hours has also dropped 0.11 percent to 1.87 percent.

May 25, 2021:

Maryland is reporting 160 new COVID-19 cases today, the lowest number since March 26 last year. It's the first time under 200 new cases have been reported since March 30, 2020. The state’s case rate per 100K is at 5.32 percent, the lowest level since April 4, 2020. At 442 -- hospitalizations are at their lowest number since October 19, 2020. According to official CDC data, 68.3 percent of Maryland adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

May 24, 2021:

Maryland's positivity rate is 2.04% and there are a total of 448 people hospitalized. Of those 330 are in acute care and 118 are listed as intensive care. In the last 24 hours there have been 228 new reported cases of COVID-19. Since the pandemic started 8,831 Marylanders have died as a result of COVID-19. To see a more detailed breakdown of COVID numbers in your county click here.

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