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Marylanders Must 'Remain Vigilant' As COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decline, Gov. Hogan Says

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) -- As many states are seeing a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, Maryland's hospitalizations numbers are the lowest in 83 days and its positivity rate continues to steadily decline.

Despite that, Gov. Larry Hogan said Marylanders must remain vigilant as the pandemic is still active.

"While yesterday the United States saw a record number of COVID-19 cases, in Maryland, our key health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction. Our daily positivity rate reached a new low of 4.38%, and our seven-day positivity rate fell to 5.05%. Our total current hospitalizations have dropped to 511, their lowest level in 83 days."


Confirmed coronavirus cases now top 65,700 across the state and more than 3,000 have died from the virus.

"As we continue to safely reopen, it is important to remember that this crisis is still not behind us. More than 65,000 Marylanders have been infected, and more than 3,000 Marylanders have now lost their lives to this deadly virus. We mourn each and every loss," Hogan said.

Hogan continued," because of our early and aggressive actions, Maryland is better positioned for an economic comeback than nearly every other state in America."

"Now more than ever, as we begin to come into contact with more people, we must all continue to remain vigilant," the governor continues. "Our health and economic recovery depends on all of us continuing to exercise personal responsibility in order to keep ourselves, our family members, our neighbors, and our coworkers safe. We encourage all Marylanders to get tested, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing."

"Throughout this crisis, Marylanders have been strong, resilient, and they have never lost hope. And now, while we still have miles to go on our road to recovery, I have no doubt that the people of our great state will continue setting an example for the rest of the nation," Hogan said.

For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department's website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ's coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.


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