Maryland launches lottery for vaccinated residents, with $400,000 top prize – The Washington Post

Statewide coronavirus metrics, which indicate the community spread of the virus and the level of severity, have continued to decline in recent weeks as vaccinations take hold. Hospitalizations are at a six-month low, according to The Washington Post tracker, the test positivity rate is about 3.2 percent, and the seven-day average of cases per 100,000 people is at 5.52, a rate last seen in Maryland in April 2020.