ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — As coronavirus cases continue to increase in Maryland, officials are monitoring the numbers.
After a press conference Monday, Gov. Larry Hogan said the Delta variants are “scary and dangerous, more virulent, more contagious, and they’re spreading all over our state.”READ MORE: More Than 1,000 Students In Quarantine In Anne Arundel County; County Executive Supports Vaccine Mandate For All Students
Hogan said it’s not a lack of access to vaccines, but that the remaining 24% of people still refuse to get the vaccine.READ MORE: Residents & Business Owners Question The Future Of The Inner Harbor's Gallery Mall
“We’re going to keep trying to convince them one at a time that they’re going to be safer, or their families are going to be protected, and their communities are if they would all get the vaccine,” Hogan said.MORE NEWS: Shortage In COVID Testing Kits Driving Up Lab-Based Demand
Cases have been on the rise in July and there were two days where the state reported more than 300 new cases. Hospitalizations were also on the rise, but declined slightly Monday. The statewide positivity rate is over 2%.