Department of Health: COVID-19 rate drops 72.5% since peak, hospitalizations now below 1,000

Posted at 10:25 AM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 12:20:55-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Department of Health reported Monday that hospitalizations for COVID-19 have fallen to 979, their lowest level since April 10. Currently 392 ICU beds and 587 acute care beds are occupied by patients who've tested positive.

After more than 435,000 COVID-19 tests, the state reports a 7.38% positivity rate which is a 72% drop from its peak on April 17.

The positivity rate in Baltimore City is at 7.98% and Frederick County is at 7.68%—above the state average. Anne Arundel County is at 7.28%, Howard County is at 6.37%, and Baltimore County is at 6.33%—all below the state average.

Prince George’s County's positivity rate has dropped by nearly 72%, from a high of 41.96% to 11.83%. Montgomery County has dropped by more than 68%, from 32.64% to 10.26%.