BALTIMORE (WJZ) – More than 2,700 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19 upon admission, and the statewide positive rate continues to steadily decline, according to data released Friday by the Maryland Department of Health.
But even as those key indexes dwindle from their highs recorded earlier this month, Governor Larry Hogan and Healthcare leaders are warning Marylanders not to let their guard down, with “We’re not out of the woods,” Hogan said on Thursday.
Hospitalizations fell to 2,746, down 237 in the last 24 hours and down from a January 11 peak of 3,462 patients. The 30% flirting rate on January 5 fell to 17.14%, down 0.86% from Thursday.
Hogan on Thursday said The next 10 to 14 days will be key to the state’s response to rising infections, and he encouraged Marylanders to continue wearing masks and avoiding crowds, as well as getting tested and vaccinated.
“While we have been able to achieve significant declines in metrics and they are continuing to fall, they are still much higher than they were before or where we should be,” the governor said. the governor said.
Maryland is in the middle of a A 30-day state of emergency issued by Hogan this month in response to increased infections and hospitalizations, has pushed some hospitals to near or at capacity.
Of the Marylanders hospitalized for COVID-19, 2,222 were adults in acute care and 491 were adults in intensive care, while 27 were children in acute care and six are in the ICU.
With the state reporting an additional 4,736 COVID-19 cases, a total of 927,097 cases have been confirmed in Maryland since the start of the pandemic.
The state said 67 more people have died from COVID-19, bringing Maryland’s death toll to 12,751.
In recent weeks, the state has ramped up its testing in an effort to meet public demand. That includes the opening of 20 new testing sites across the state with support from the Maryland National Guard.
On Thursday, Hogan said a Hospital-based testing site opened at LifeBridge Health in Carroll County. Another test location will open Friday at GBMC and an additional location will open Saturday in St. Agnes.
There are 4,356,140 fully immunized Marylanders and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 94% of adults in the state have had at least one dose. Among Marylanders age 5 and older, 88.1% of residents had at least one immunization.
The state has administered 10,865,807 doses of the vaccine.
In which, 4,593,129 the first dose, 5,621 doses in the last 24 hours. Another 4,025,236 is the second dose, 4,905 in the past day. A total of 330,904 Marylanders received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 124 in the past day.
The state has managed 1,916,538 boosters, 13,007 in the last 24 hours.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/01/21/covid-19-in-maryland-hospitalizations-fall-to-2746-positivity-rate-hits-17-14/ Hospitalizations down to 2,746 and Sensitivity Rate hit 17.14% – CBS Baltimore