Maryland Reaches 9% Daily Positivity Rate as MoCo Reports Second-Highest Number of New Cases Ever
The Maryland Department of Health today recorded 2,765 new cases from 30,696 tests. Statewide, there were also 30 new deaths and 56 new hospitalizations.
Today’s data increased the state’s seven-day average positivity rate by almost half a percentage point to 7.33 percent.
There were also 505 new cases detected from 5,806 tests (an 8.7 percent single-day positivity rate) in Montgomery County, the largest single-day increase besides May 19, when a backlog of tests were reported statewide. The current seven-day average of new cases in MoCo is 326, and the seven-day average positivity rate is 5.63 percent.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will hold a press conference at 4pm today to provide an update on the state’s response to the COVID surge.