Hospitalization & susceptibility rates continue to decline – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland continues to decline, with the number of patients now at 558, according to data released by the Maryland Department of Health on Saturday.

69 patients were hospitalized in the last 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, 433 are adults in acute care and 113 are adults in intensive care. Ten children are in acute care and two are in the ICU.

The positive rate fell 0.15% to 315%, down from last 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 865 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 997,047.

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A total of 13,741 Marylanders have died since the start of the pandemic, after the death toll rose to fourteen since Friday.

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 4,463,709 fully immunized Marylanders. The state has administered 11,292,559 doses of this vaccine.

In which, 4,694,067 first dose, 17,308 dose in the last 24 hours. Another 4,129,469 is the second dose, 13,433 in the past day. A total of 334,240 Marylanders received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 486 in the past day.

The state has managed 2,134,783 boosters, 4,490 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.

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Jake Nichol

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