The seven-day positivity rate for COVID-19 remained well above the 5-percent goal in Frederick and across the state Sunday as vaccines continued to be administered and cases, deaths and hospitalizations continue to rise.

In Maryland, the positivity rate was 7.21 percent Sunday, down .18 percent from the day before. More than 2,100 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the previous 24 hours, bringing the state total to 341,452.

The state death toll was at 6,690, with 28 additional deaths confirmed Sunday.

In Frederick County, the positivity rate was 8.3 percent, and 121 cases were confirmed between Saturday and Sunday. The total number of confirmed cases locally was 15,046 with a death toll of 229.

Three additional deaths were confirmed in the county Sunday.

There were 1,668 COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state, a 49-person decrease from Saturday. Of the 1,668 people, 392 were in intensive care.

In Frederick, 66 people at Frederick Health Hospital were there due to COVID-1,9 and of those, seven were in intensive care over the weekend.

The state remains in Phase 1B of vaccinations — thought it’s still administering first doses to those in 1A. 667,275 doses have been administered, and more than 10,500 first doses were given between Saturday and Sunday.

In Frederick County, 5.9 percent of the population had received the first dose of the vaccine as of Sunday, totaling 15,430 doses. More than 1,500 people also received their second dose.

On Twitter Sunday, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) noted that, “Over the past week, Maryland providers have administered more than 15,000 #COVID19 vaccine doses per day on average.”

“CVS and Walgreens have completed vaccination clinics at Maryland nursing homes, and clinics in assisted living facilities are now underway,” he wrote.

The state plans to begin Phase 1C Monday.

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This report is plain wrong when it says "local cases, deaths continue to rise." To the contrary county data show flat or slightly declining trend lines for covid-19 over the past week and more. New cases as measured by a weekly moving average hit a high of 197 Jan 15 and have trended down to 117 Jan 24 -- a pretty dramatic drop, though still well above the numbers pre-October 2020. Deaths as a 7-day average rose steadily from the beginning of November 2020 to an apparent rounded peak of three/day December 31 and have dropped to two/day Jan 5. Since then they have remain flat at two per day. The pandemic remains a serious threat, but it is NOT, contrary to this FNP report, an increasing threat. According to the data it is a constant or slightly declining threat. Hopefully as vaccinations ramp up the cases will drop. See


Stand by dk, he'll top it.


The election of Wheezy was supposed to end all this mess. Deaths continue to climb along with infections what gives? 3400 deaths and 172000 infections looks to me like the new POTUS has some failed policies, don’t it?


This will likely be the dumbest thing I read all day.


I know. Same here.


But he said during the campaign that he would.


You can’t honestly be this ignorant.

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