COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Maryland Drop Below 700, ICU Levels Below 150

by Patrick Herron

Per the State of Maryland:

Hospitalizations Now Less Than One-Fifth of Omicron Peak Level
Lowest Case Rate, Positivity Rate in United States

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced continued declines in the state’s COVID-19 health metrics, including hospitalizations dropping below 700—now more than five times lower than the Omicron peak last month.


Hospitalizations: 677, ICU: 136. Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations are now less than one-fifth of the Omicron peak of just below 3,500. Overall, hospitalizations have declined by 80.3%.

Positivity Rate: 3.51%. Since peaking last month just below 30%, Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate has declined by 88.2%. The state is reporting the lowest positivity rate in the United States.

Case Rate: 11.9/100K. Maryland’s COVID-19 case rate has declined by nearly 95%, and the state continues to report the country’s lowest case rate.

Second VaxCash 2.0 Drawing Next Week. State officials are encouraging Marylanders to get their booster shot in the coming days to be eligible for next week’s $50,000 drawing for the Vax Cash 2.0 Promotion. To date, the state has administered more than 2.1 million booster shots.



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Paul Fabrizio February 17, 2022 - 4:22 pm

I don’t know if you have noticed but moco covid dashboard ‘cases by zip code’ indicates an exponential increase in covid cases for the past 7 days. However the surveillance chart indicates lowering trend. I called them and they were unresponsive. Can you inquire about this alarmng inconsistency! Thanks .


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