County Nears Second Straight Week With Sub-3% Positivity Rate

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for March 8

Since Friday, March 5, the Maryland Department of Health has reported 285 new cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County — 102 Saturday, 89 Sunday and 94 Monday. The county’s cumulative case count is 64,081.

Montgomery County recorded two new coronavirus-related fatalities since Friday, March 5 — two Saturday and zero Sunday and Mondaybringing the death toll to 1,381.

The county has a rolling seven-day average of 2.73% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a slight increase of 0.01 from Sunday’s average rate of 2.72%. The county’s positivity rate is lower than in 18 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions. This is the 13th straight day the positivity rate remains below 3%.

Montgomery County leads the state in total COVID-19 related fatalities (1,381) but not in total cases. Prince George’s County has 1,312 fatalities and the most coronavirus cases in the state with 74,452 cases.

Somerset County on the Eastern Shore has the highest per capita cases with 93.8 cases per 1,000 residents. Allegany County in the western region of the state has the second-highest cases per capita at 91.2 cases per 1,000 residents.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics for March 8

Since Friday, March 5, the state recorded 2,357 new infections — 932 Saturday, 709 Sunday, and 716 Monday. The state’s cumulative case count is 388,035.

On Monday, the state reported 792 patients were hospitalized across the state with the virus. COVID-19 related hospitalizations continue to drop, this is the first time hospitalizations are below 800 since Nov. 10.

Maryland recorded 33 new coronavirus-related fatalities since Friday, March 5 — 11 Saturday, 14 Sunday and eight Monday bringing the death toll to 7,781.

The state reported a rolling seven-day average of 3.36% for positive COVID-19 tests Monday. This is no change from Sunday’s rate of 3.36%. The rate continues below 4% for the 15th straight day.

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