Maryland reported 2,321 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, a breaking record set one day earlier.
It’s the first time in the pandemic that Maryland has counted more than 2,000 cases in a single day.
Gov. Larry Hogan said it’s “by far the largest daily increase we’ve ever seen.”
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Twenty people in Maryland died from COVID-19 over the previous day. A total of 4,144 have died since the pandemic began.
Other metrics point to a worsening crisis in Maryland.
The statewide positivity rate has risen to 6.16%. A total of 920 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19, a 120% increase over the past month, Hogan said.
Hogan recently announced that indoor dining capacity would be cut and other restrictions implemented in an attempt to stem the rise of cases.