Maryland COVID-19 positivity rates continue downward trend with increased testing

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 12:18:37-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Governor Larry Hogan on Monday reported 380,716 people have been tested for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

Maryland's positivity rate has dropped nearly 65 percent from its April 17 peak, and now stands at 9.5 percent.

Some of the largest populated jurisdictions including Baltimore City (9.9%) Anne Arundel County (8.6%), Baltimore County (8.7%), Howard County (8.8%), and Frederick County (9.4%), have all reported positivity rates below the state's average.


The two leading counties affected by the virus, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties have also experienced substantial decreases of infections.

Prince George's County dropped by more than 66 percentage points, from a high of 41.96 to 14.1percent, while Montgomery County has dropped by more than 62 percent, from a high of 32.64 to a current rate of 12.3 percent.

Total COVID-19 related hospitalizations in the state have dropped to 1,109, the lowest level since April 14. Currently there are 471 intensive care unit beds used for COVID-19 patients, the lowest number since April 17, while the 638 patients currently in acute care, is at its lowest number since April 12.

As of June 3, Maryland has confirmed 54,982 cases of COVID-19 including 2,519 deaths. Out of the 380,716 people tested, 272,643 were negative and 3,970 others are out of isolation.

Maryland Health officials still urge residents to get tested at one of the nearly 100 testing sites across the state.