Governor Larry Hogan made the announcement Wednesday. The 0.95 percent is the lowest on record for the state since the pandemic began in 2020. Officials say the state reported a single-day positivity rate under one percent for the first time last week. Overall, 19 jurisdictions are reporting a positivity rate of under two percent.
Hogan also announced that -- according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- half of all Marylanders are now fully vaccinated. Hogan said Maryland reached the vaccination milestone ahead of 42 other states.
Maryland is reporting a case rate of 1.9 per 100,000 which is down 92 percent since mid-April and is the nation’s second lowest. Hospitalizations in Maryland are also at their lowest since March 2020
Information on COVID-19 vaccines can be found online at covidvax.maryland.gov.