ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported 121 new COVID-19 cases and eight more deaths Thursday as hospitalizations continue to decline. The state’s positivity rate dropped below 1% Wednesday and remained flat Thursday.

More than three million Marylanders are fully vaccinated. State officials also reported that the state positivity rate went down to 0.95%.

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Hospitalizations went down by 16, now at 227 people hospitalized for the virus. Of those hospitalized, 164 are in acute care and 63 are in the ICU.

Since the pandemic began, there were 460,984 total confirmed cases and 9,450 deaths.

There are 3,086,673 Marylanders fully vaccinated. The state has administered 6,396,215 doses. Of those, 3,309,542 are first doses with 15,591 administered in

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