As Marylanders remove masks, state tops 5.5 million COVID vaccinations; hospitalizations continue to fall
Maryland added 378 coronavirus infections, raising the state’s pandemic case count to 455,635, according to the health department. That’s the smallest tally of cases reported in five days. Deaths: 17 more people were reported dead from COVID-19, bringing to 8,733 the number of fatalities in Maryland attributable to the disease since health officials began tracking it in March 2020, the data shows. Hospitalizations: Some 653 remained in hospitals statewide battling the coronavirus, 27 fewer than the day before, according to the data.