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Maryland reached a milestone in the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday with the case rate dropping below 1 per 100,000, Gov. Larry Hogan announced.

The landmark case rate puts Maryland in the federal coronavirus “green zone” for cases. Only two other states, Vermont and South Dakota, are in the green zone, Baltimore’s WBAL Radio reported.

This development comes as the state’s case rate is 0.99 and in general, half of the state’s jurisdictions are reportedly in the green zone. Maryland has had 6,671,766 coronavirus vaccinations with 73.2% of adults with at least one dose.

Additionally, the state reported record lows for Thursday for the positivity rate and seven-day positivity rate which are 0.50% and 0.61%, respectively. Maryland also reported seven more deaths, bringing the state’s total in that category to 9,505.

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