The Maryland Department of Health on Monday reported 18,489 cumulative COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County since the pandemic started, up 360 from Friday. The number of new cases each day has been increasing since Thursday.
Coronavirus-related hospitalizations in the county remained just below 90 patients for last week, and the percentage of positive tests has hovered around 3%.
The county recorded two new coronavirus-related deaths since Friday, bringing the total to 764 since the pandemic started.
Based on updated demographic data released by Montgomery County on Friday, a majority of the people who have died from COVID-19 in the county were 65 or older. Black residents accounted for almost a quarter of the deaths despite making up 20% of the county’s population.
Montgomery County continues to lead the state in total COVID-19 related deaths. Prince George’s County, however, has had over 5,343 more cases.
The state saw an increase of 2,452 cases since Friday. The cumulative count since March is 95,258.