Kent Has Lowest COVID-19 Infection Rate In MD, 2nd in Completed Immunizations

Workers register vaccine recipients at the Kent County Community in Worton, where the vaccine clinic has been underway since Feb. 10. Photo by Daniel Menefee

Two weeks past the COVID-19 Outbreak at Angelica Nurseries, Kent County has rebounded to have the lowest infection rate in the state — and is second in the state for completed immunizations, said Kent County Health Officer William Webb in a brief interview Monday.

Kent’s infection rate is less than 1 percent at .77, while the state infection rate hovers around 5 percent. As the infection rate has dropped dramatically in Kent, nearly 25 percent of county’s population has been fully immunized. This is a close second only to Talbot County.

March 29 begins Week-16 of Kent’s vaccination program and the health department is scheduled to receive an allocation of 100 first-doses and 200 second-doses of the Moderna vaccine — and 200 single shot doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This is the second shipment of Johnson & Johnson doses since they first arrived in Kent during Week-12.

Webb reiterated his comments last week that wider availability of the vaccine will be apparent in the next three weeks with mass vaccination sites opening up regionally. He said July 1 remains Gov. Larry Hogan’s target date for the state to be fully immunized — but for Kent that date could come even sooner.




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