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Maryland says all 24 jurisdictions hit 10% virus test goal

August 1, 2020 GMT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan says all of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions have reached the goal of testing 10% of their populations for the coronavirus.

The administration also reported Saturday that the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 4.47%.

The state said there have been 89,365 confirmed cases in Maryland. That’s up 1,019 compared to the day before. There have been 839,989 negative test results in the state.

Maryland has conducted more than 1.2 million tests. That’s up just over 31,000 from the previous day. The state has reported a total of 3,374 deaths from the virus, an increase of 12 from Friday.

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Maryland reported Saturday there were 592 people hospitalized with the virus, an increase of two from the previous day.

The state also reported that nearly 56% of new cases of the virus were in people under the age of 40.

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