Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced Sunday that Maryland is reporting zero new COVID-19 deaths for the first time since Oct. 18, 2021.
“This is another major milestone as the state emerges from the pandemic,” according to an official press release from Hogan’s office.
Maryland’s COVID-19 numbers (as of June 20, 2021)
New cases under 50 for the first time since March 23, 2020.
The state is reporting 42 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today—the first time under 50 since March 23, 2020
Maryland’s COVIID-19 rate falls to 0.72%.
The state is reporting a record-low 7-day positivity rate of 0.72%—down 88% since mid-April.
COVID-19 case rate falls to 1.12 per 100,000.
The state’s case rate dropped to 1.12 per 100,ooo people – down 95% since mid-April; it’s lowest since March 26, 2020.
COVID-19 hospitalizations fall to 150 statewide.
COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide dropped to 150 – down 88% since mid-April. Hospitalizations are at their lowest level since March 27, 2020.
Vaccinations: 6,632,582, 73.1% of adults with at least one dose.
Maryland reports more than 6.6 million vaccinations, and more than 73% of adults have received a COVID-19 vaccine.
No Arm Left Behind Initiative – Maryland COVID-19 vaccination initiative
In April, the governor’s office launched the “No Arm Left Behind” campaign, a series of initiatives to make sure that every Marylander who wants a COIVD-19 vaccine can get access to one as quickly as possible.
The statewide initiatives specifically target seniors, college and university students, and the state’s largest employers.
“Those of you who have not yet been vaccinated, please go get a vaccine as quickly as you can, “Hogan said.
“Do it for yourself, do it for your family, do it for your friends, and do it so that all of us can put this global pandemic behind us.”
Expanded Walk-Up Lines
Maryland expanded its “no-appointment necessary” opportunities at mass vaccination sites, adding walk-up lines at the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital for Baltimore City residents, Greenbelt Metro Station, and Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Hogan’s press release states that walk-up times and vaccination capacity may vary, and individuals should be prepared to wait depending on demand.
The state continues to expand its deployment of mobile clinics, utilizing both federal and state resources.
Since mid-spring, the state has facilitated more than 50 mobile clinics, mostly as part of closed pods through targeted outreach.
Expansion of Vaccine Support Call Center
Maryland is enhancing the capabilities of its state call center.
- Providing direct assistance to Marylanders who need help getting a vaccine, particularly those who are homebound or who need transportation or technological assistance;
- Available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. by dialing 1-855-MD-GOVAX;
- Support providers are available in over 200 languages.
New PSA Featuring Physicians
The state also launched a public service announcement (PSA) featuring physicians from across the state who discuss the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines, encourageing all eligible Marylanders to get vaccinated.
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