After Review, Maryland Increases Number of COVID-19 Deaths by 517

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for May 27

After a review of the state’s COVID-19 data, the Department of Health increased the number of confirmed deaths by 517 and probable deaths by 21. Montgomery County’s COVID-19 death toll is 1,551, which is the second-highest in the state.

Montgomery County health officials reported Thursday that 51.3% of the county residents are fully vaccinated which means they have either received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine. Also, 61.9% of the county residents have received their first dose of one of the two-dose vaccines. These figures only include vaccine doses that have been administered in Maryland.

The Maryland Department of Health reported 26 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Thursday morning. The county’s cumulative case count currently is 70,769.

Wednesday, 0.82% of COVID-19 tests were positive. This is a decrease of 0.04 from Tuesday’s rate of 0.86. The county’s positivity rate is the lowest in the state.

Montgomery County has the second highest number of both COVID-19 cases and deaths in the state. Baltimore County has the most COVID-19 related deaths (1,612) and the third highest number of cases (65,513). Prince George's County has the most number of cases (84,910) in the state and the third highest number of deaths (1,532).

Somerset County located on Maryland's Eastern Shore has the most cases per capita in the state with 101.8 cases per 1,000 residents. Allegany County in the western region of the state has the second-highest cases per capita at 99.3 cases per 1,000 residents.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics for May 27

The Maryland Department of Health reported Thursday that 46.8% of Marylanders are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Of those vaccinated, 43.1% received two doses of either the Pizer or Moderna vaccines and 3.8% received the Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine.

Thursday the state recorded 217 new infections bringing the state's cumulative case count to 459,095.

There are 399 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 across the state as of Thursday morning.

After a review, the state has adjusted the number of COVID-19 deaths to include an additional 517 confirmed and 21 probable deaths, according to a statement released Thursday. Maryland's death toll Thursday is 9,368.

The state reported that 1.84% of tests from Wednesday were positive for COVID-19. This is a decrease of 0.03 from Tuesday's rate of 1.87%.

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