Maryland’s seven-day average rate of coronavirus tests that have come back positive reached 3.9 percent, marking the first time that average has dipped below 4 percent since the beginning of the pandemic, state data show.
The rate of positive coronavirus tests remains higher for Marylanders younger than 35 compared to Marylanders older than 35, according to data released by the state today.
Maryland health officials on Thursday began including a breakdown of positive testing rates among those two age ranges.
Maryland’s coronavirus-related hospitalizations increased slightly on Wednesday, with an uptick in the number of COVID-19 patients in acute care, state data show.
The number of new COVID-19 cases that Maryland reports per day has decreased for four consecutive days, state data show.
Maryland has confirmed at least 91,854 coronavirus cases, while 880,492 people have tested negative as of Tuesday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.
Coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Maryland decreased slightly by five patients on Monday after dropping by 39 patients on Sunday, according to data that the state released today.
Before that, the number of Marylanders hospitalized due to COVID-19 had been rising for about three weeks, and the state still has over 100 more coronavirus patients than it did a month ago.