Maryland reports new low COVID-19 positivity rate

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is reporting a new low COVID-19 positivity rate statewide, but state officials are concerned about the rate in Worcester County on the Eastern Shore.

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Sunday that Maryland’s seven-day average positivity rate has dropped to 3.75%. The state says that’s the lowest level reported since the pandemic began. The administration also says that the daily positivity rate also is at a record low.

Out of a record 40,473 tests, 2.72% came back positive. The positivity rate is above 5% in Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s and Worcester counties. While the 6.23% positivity rate in Worcester has started to plateau, state officials say it remains a concern.

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