ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported 847 new cases on Sunday, which is the lowest number of new cases reported in a single day since November 3rd, according to data from the State Department of Health.
As of Sunday, the state has seen 370,983 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 7,374 deaths, an increase of 18.READ MORE: Iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile To Make Appearances On Eastern Shore
Hospitalizations fell by 26 to 1,166. Of those hospitalized, 873 are in acute care, while 293 are in intensive care. The number of hospitalizations is also at its lowest point since mid-November.
The state’s calculation of the positivity rate fell from 4.76% on Thursday to 4.63% on Sunday.
Since the pandemic began, the state has had 7,466,180 tests conducted. Of those, 2,926,402 people have tested negative.
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Another 13,720 Marylanders have gotten their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, bringing the state’s total to 639,502. A total of 237,830 people have gotten their second dose.
A total of 877,332 vaccines have been administered in the state, according to the State Department of Health.
On Friday, Gov. Larry Hogan met with lawmakers in the Oval Office. He said he had a productive hour and a half long conversation with President Joe Biden, where he urged him to pass bipartisan COVID relief legislation.
“If it’s just a take it or leave it democratic bill, we have republicans who are being obstructionists, you have democrats that are enforcing their will, it’s not going to be as easy to get things done with infrastructure and our economy,” Hogan said.
The governor touted the work of Maryland lawmakers who passed $1.5 billion pandemic relief legislation earlier this month.
“I’m putting my money where my mouth is and saying you can get people on the other side to come together in the middle of a crisis,” he said.READ MORE: BWI To Extend Rent Relief For Food, Retail Stores Inside Airport
Nearly 10% of the state’s population has received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
That’s nearly 640,000 people. Although the problem persists as demand is much higher than the supply.
Over the weekend, the Baltimore Convention Center started administering first doses. Later this month, M&T Bank Stadium will follow suit.
On this Valentine’s Day, Montgomery County is reopening indoor dining at 25% capacity.
In Baltimore, Councilman John Bullock was handing out sweet treats, including masks, as a reminder that all of the precautions we’ve become accustomed to are still important.
“We know that rates are dropping, but they are still high enough that it’s a danger,” Bullock said.
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski tweeted that he’s encouraged by the current COVID-19 metrics, saying the positivity rate is now at 3.8%, and that cases per 100,000 are down to 15.
Here’s a breakdown of cases and deaths by county (probable deaths are listed with an asterisk):
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Here’s a breakdown of cases and deaths by age and gender (probable deaths are listed with an asterisk):
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Here’s a breakdown of cases and deaths by race and ethnicity (probable deaths are listed with an asterisk):MORE NEWS: CVS Announces 570K Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Across 17 States, Including Maryland
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