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State Beats 2 Million Boosters – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – More than 2 million Marylanders have received a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to data released Saturday by the Maryland Department of Health.

The state has managed 2,007,492 boosters, 10,838 in the last 24 hours.

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Governor Larry Hogan released a statement introducing the milestone, calling it “extremely important” for Marylanders who would be eligible to get the enhanced footage if they haven’t already done so.

“Getting a booster shot is the single most important thing you can do to protect yourself, your family, and your fellow Marylanders from this virus and its variants,” he said.

Hospitalizations continued to fall, falling below 1,900 a day after the figures fell below 2,000 for the first time since late December.

According to the health ministry, 1,811 residents were hospitalized with COVID-19, a decrease of 168 patients compared to Friday. There were 1,476 adults in acute care and 319 in intensive care. Ten children are in acute care and six are in intensive care.

The state added 2,391 COVID-19 cases, and the percentage of people who tested positive fell to 10.26 percent, according to the data.

Maryland’s COVID-19 death toll now stands at 13,175 after 44 more deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.

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State officials and health care leaders are encouraging people to keep up with good habits such as wearing masks, social distancing, avoiding large gatherings, getting vaccinated, and staying healthy.

The state has confirmed a total of 952,271 cases since the start of the pandemic. The positive rate has dropped 0.67% in the last 24 hours.

Maryland is currently under a 25-day state of emergency issued by Hogan this month in response to increased infections and hospitalizations, which have pushed some hospitals to near or full capacity.

Governor of Hogan issue an executive order Monday aims to strengthen hospital and nursing home staffing by allowing some nursing students to intern in healthcare facilities. It also enables supportive respiratory therapy students to deal with EMS.

In recent weeks, the state has ramped up its testing in an effort to meet public demand. That includes the opening of 20 new test sites across the state with the support of the Maryland National Guard.

There are 4,384,939 Marylanders who are fully immunized, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 94.5% of adults in the state have had at least one dose. When children 5 years of age and older are taken into account, 88.8% of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

The state has administered 11,020,143 doses of this vaccine.

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In which, 4,627,712 first doses, 4,218 doses in the last 24 hours. Another 4,052,950 dose is the second dose, 3,880 in the past day. A total of 331,989 Marylanders had Johnson & Johnson immunized, 107 in the past day.

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/01/29/covid-19-in-maryland-state-surpasses-2-million-booster-shots/ State Beats 2 Million Boosters – CBS Baltimore

Tom Vazquez

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