ANNAPOLIS, MD (AP) — The positivity rate of COVID-19 in people under the age of 35 in Maryland is now 34% higher than the rate in people 35 and older, Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday.

While Hogan said key health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction in the state, he noted the positivity rate in younger residents to emphasize that “the fight against this virus is far from over.”

“We simply cannot afford to stop being vigilant and cautious,” Hogan, a Republican, said. “Our long-term recovery can only be effective if all Marylanders continue exercising personal responsibility.” Read more at AP