ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Health paused the release of the state’s COVID-19 metrics on Thursday and will do so again Friday in observance of Thanksgiving.
The agency will also pause data updates on Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Mild Saturday, With Temps Dropping Sunday
“When reporting resumes, updates will include both the days encompassed in the pause and the standard 24-hour changes in metrics,” the department said on its website.READ MORE: Health Officials Urge Vaccination & Boosters As COVID-19 Rate Rises, Omicron Arrives In Maryland
On Wednesday, Maryland reported 905 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths, according to state health department data.MORE NEWS: Maryland Has Three Confirmed Cases Of The Omicron Variant Of COVID-19, Hogan Says
The positivity rate in the state approached 4% and there were more than 600 Marylanders hospitalized with COVID-19.