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Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations fall to new low

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COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland have dropped to the lowest level since March 2020 as more people become vaccinated against the disease.

Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced that 276 people are currently hospitalized for COVID-19, marking the lowest number since March 30, 2020.

The number of Marylanders in intensive care has fallen to 67, or the lowest number since March 26, 2020.

Jasmine Parker fills a vaccine syringe with a dose for COVID-19 the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center Friday, March 19, 2021, in Salisbury, Maryland.

Hospitalizations have fallen to new lows amid a statewide push to vaccinate as many people as possible. More than 70% of Maryland adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, though the vaccination rate has slowed and is lagging in some counties.

Hogan said last week that Maryland’s mass vaccination sites will phase out in favor of smaller clinics as the state works to reach hard-to-access populations and those who still aren’t sure about vaccines.

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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service