(Photo: AP)

ANNAPOLIS, Md.- Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced two major COVID-19 milestones for Maryland. 

Hogan said that for the first time, the state’s 7-day positivity rate has dropped below 1%. He also said that half of all Marylanders are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to official CDC data. The state has reached this milestone faster than 42 other states. 

Positivity Rate: 0.95%, Lowest on Record. The state is reporting a record-low 7-day positivity rate of 0.95%—down 84% since mid-April. Last week, the state reported a single-day positivity rate under 1% for the first time. Overall, 19 jurisdictions are reporting a positivity rate under 2%. Official data is available at

Hogan: Half of All Marylanders Fully Vaccinated

Case Rate: 1.9 Per 100K, Nation’s Second-Lowest. The state is reporting a case rate of 1.9 per 100K—down 92% since mid-April. Maryland has the second-lowest case rate in the nation.

Hospitalizations: 245, Lowest Level Since March 29, 2020. The state is reporting 245 COVID-19 hospitalizations—down 32 on 'Wednesday, and down 80% since mid-April.

Vaccinations: 6.35 Million, 71.2% of Adults With At Least One Dose. The state is reporting 30,638 additional vaccinations today, for a total of 6,351,273 vaccinations. As of Wednesday, 71.2% of adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

To get vaccinated—and be eligible for the state’s $2 million Vax Cash Promotion—visit, or call 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829). The call center is available seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Recommended for you