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COVID-19 ICU hospitalizations, positivity rate reach lows

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Posted at 10:27 AM, Jun 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 11:51:39-04

MARYLAND — The COVID-19 positivity rate continues to decline, and total hospitalizations have fallen to a 10-week low in Maryland.

Maryland has now conducted 526,882 tests -- 378,374 were negative.

The state’s seven-day average positivity rate has dropped to 5.81%—down more than 78% from its peak level on April 17. The state’s daily positivity rate is below 5% for the second consecutive day, at 4.46%.

COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped to 702, the lowest in 73 days. ICU patients are below 300 for the first time since April 6.

Baltimore City leads key jurisdictions with 8.1% of population tested, as opposed to the state average of 7.3%. Baltimore's positivity rate has dropped by 35 percent since June 1.

No new poultry plant cases were reported in June. There is currently no outbreak at the plants.