Hospital admissions and positivity rates continue to decline – CBS Baltimore
Hospital admissions and positivity rates continue to decline – CBS Baltimore

Hospital admissions and positivity rates continue to decline – CBS Baltimore

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

Admissions have dropped by 69 patients over the past 24 hours. During an increase in cases 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 and 113 are adults in intensive care. Ten children are in emergency care and two are in the intensive care unit.

The positivity rate fell by 0.15% to 3.15%, a decrease from last month’s high, when the positivity rate was only 30% left.

As Maryland’s key health surveys continue to show signs of improvement, government and local officials have done so. began rolling back security measures taken to curb the spread of COVID-19.

This was announced by Governor Larry Hogan on Monday masks will no longer be required inside government buildings begins next week. Mask requirements also lapse for public buildings in Anne Arundel, Howard and Baltimore County.

other than that Hogan also urges education officials to repeal the state’s school mask mandatea policy change The State Board of Education said it will evaluate at next week’s meeting.

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

Maryland added 865 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. On Wednesday, the state added 24,800 reinfections, dating back to September, to the number. The total number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began is now 997,047.

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A total of 13,741 Marylanders have died since the start of the pandemic, following an increase of fourteen deaths since Friday.

Earlier this month, Maryland came out of one 30 day state of emergency issued by Hogan in response to a COVID-19 increase that pushed hospitals to capacity levels. Yet Health leaders say hospitals are still facing a shortage of nursing care.

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 residents between the ages of 5 and 17 are included, 89.9% of the population has received at least one shot.

There are 4,463,709 Marylanders fully vaccinated. The state has administered 11,292,559 doses of the vaccine.

Of these, 4,694,067 are first doses, 17,308 within the last 24 hours. A further 4,129,469 are second doses, 13,433 within the last 24 hours. A total of 334,240 Marylanders have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 486 within the past 24 hours.

The state has administered 2,134,783 boosters, 4,490 in the last 24 hours.

Government officials continue to encourage Marylanders to be boosted, even rolling out a $ 2 million lottery as an incentive for people to get their boosters.

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From this month, the State Department of Health offers booster shots at all six of Maryland’s casinos.

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