Hospital admissions drop to 627 – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland continues to decline, with the number of patients now at 627, according to data released by the Maryland Department of Health on Friday.

The number of hospitalized patients has decreased by 30 in the past 24 hours. In an uptick from the Omicron variant last month, the number peaked at 3,462 patients.

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Of those currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Maryland, 492 are adults in acute care and 123 are adults in intensive care. Ten children are in acute care and two are in the ICU.

The positive rate fell 0.07% to 3.3%, down from the previous month’s high when the positive rate was just below the 30% mark.

As Maryland’s key health indicators continue to show signs of improvement, state and local officials have Start taking safety measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Governor Larry Hogan announced Monday that Masks will no longer be required in state buildings early next week. Mask requirements are also being abolished for government buildings in Anne Arundel, Howard and Baltimore counties.

Besides, Hogan also called on education officials to lift the state’s school mask regulationsa policy of change The state Board of Education said it will evaluate at its meeting next week.

On Wednesday night, the Anne Arundel . County Board of Education voted 8–0 to remove the masking mandate from its public schools.

Maryland added 854 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. On Wednesday, the state added 24,800 recounts since September to the tally. The total number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began to date is 996,182.

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A total of 13,727 Marylanders have died since the pandemic began, after the death toll rose to seven as of Thursday.

Earlier this month, Maryland emerged from a A 30-day state of emergency issued by Hogan in response to the surge in COVID-19 that has pushed hospitals to capacity levels. Not yet Healthcare leaders say hospitals still face nursing shortages.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 95% of Maryland’s adult population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. When including residents between the ages of 5 and 17, 89.9% of the population had at least one injection.

There are 4,449,790 fully immunized Marylanders. The state has administered 11,256,842 doses of this vaccine.

In which, 4,676,759 first dose, 2,533 doses in the past 24 hours. Another 4,116,036 is a second dose, 3,005 in the past day. A total of 333,754 Marylanders received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 49 in the past day.

The state has managed 2,130,293 boosters, 4,789 rockets in the last 24 hours.

State officials continue to encourage Marylanders to increase, even launched a $2 million lottery as an incentive for people to get their incentives.

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Starting this month, the state health department are providing booster shots at all six Maryland casinos.

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/02/18/covid-19-in-maryland-hospitalizations-fall-to-627-patients/ Hospital admissions drop to 627 – CBS Baltimore

Jake Nichol

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