Maryland reaches 1 million vaccine milestone as positive cases continue to fall

Posted at 12:40 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 12:54:11-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland has now given more than 1.2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The number is still far shy of the 2.1 million people eligible to receive a vaccine under the state's current Phase-1C.

Recent winter storms have complicated matters even more.

Delayed vaccine shipments have left clinics in short supply, forcing them to cancel or reschedule appointments.

Despite that, the state is currently averaging 27,796 daily shots.

As it stands now, 11.7 percent of the state's population has received their first dose, while just over five percent have gotten a second dose.

Meanwhile, Maryland is reporting some of its lowest metrics since November.

The 7-day positivity rate is 4.12 percent, the per-capita rate sits at 14.2 out of every 100,000 people, and hospitalizations are now at 1,016.

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