As COVID-19 case numbers hold steady statewide in Maryland, the Mid-Shore region is seeing escalations in cases above statewide averages.
According to the office of Governor Larry Hogan, Queen Anne’s County has experienced a 259% increase in its COVID-19 case positivity rate since June 30.
Queen Anne’s County is slightly down from a positivity rate of 8.4% over the weekend to 6.9%.
Talbot and Caroline counties are also experiencing increases in cases higher than the statewide average. Talbot County’s positivity rate is 8.3%, the highest in the state. Caroline County has a positivity rate of 5.18%.
The state of Maryland’s positivity rate is 4.6%.
The Maryland Department of Health continues to tout mass testing efforts with over 800,000 COVID-19 tests administered to date at 220+ testing sites. Somerset County has the highest testing rate in the state with 21.4% of the county’s population receiving a test.
Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties all have positivity rates lower than the statewide average.