Hundreds of people in Maryland no longer require hospital care for COVID-19, but some doctors are saying we need to still be on guard.

As of Monday, there are 3,062 people being treated for COVID-19 in Maryland hospitals. Although that may still be a high number, the recent data is showing a slight downward trend. From Saturday through Monday, the state reported more than 300 people no longer needed hospital care.

"Across the entire (University of Maryland Medical System), we have seen a decline on the total number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 infections. Over the course of the past week or so and that's not just the total number of patients hospitalized. We're also seeing a decline in the past few days in the number of new admissions due to COVID-19," said Dr. Gregory Schrank, an assistant professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Schrank said those declining numbers allow for some hope and some optimism, given the strain the current surge has put on the health care system. He said the overall impact remains to be seen.... Read More: WBAL TV