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FREDERICK, Md. – Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today detailed concerning statistics about the continued presence of COVID-19 in the community. Hospitalizations remain high and are trending upward. Defeating the virus will require a majority of the population to be vaccinated. To aid in that effort, the Frederick County Health Department’s vaccination clinic at Frederick Community College is expected to receive an additional 3,000 doses next week thanks to its designation as a state-supported site.
“The virus is still with us,” Executive Gardner said. “We need everyone to stay vigilant, keep wearing masks and staying physically distant, and when you are able, get your vaccine.”
To date, approximately 90,000 Frederick County residents, more than a third of the population, have been vaccinated with at least a first dose, and 22% have been fully vaccinated. The number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county reached 18,575, with 294 residents who have died as a result. The positivity rate stands at 5.65%, and the case rate per 100,000 is 17.78. Statistics are updated daily on the Frederick County COVID-19 Dashboard, found at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/CovidStats.
The public is reminded that face coverings are required in all indoor public spaces, and in outdoor spaces where people cannot consistently maintain 6 feet of distance from people who are not members of their household. To watch the full public information briefing, visit FrederickCountyMD.gov/FCGTV.