The state of Maryland has reported no new coronavirus-related deaths in the past 48 hours.
Maryland’s infection rate also has continued to decline. The state reported fewer than 50 new coronavirus cases for the second day in a row, with 40 new cases Monday and 42 new cases Sunday. It’s the first time since March 2020 that Maryland has seen fewer than 50 new cases in one day.
The state is also reporting a record-low seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate of 0.66% — down 89% since mid-April.
Maryland has fully vaccinated more than half its population of roughly 6 million people. Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted that it was a “major milestone.” He also called on those who have yet to be vaccinated to do so.