County, State Record Lowest Numbers of New COVID Cases in 2 Months

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for Jan. 26

The Maryland Department of Health reported 197 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Tuesday morning. This is the lowest number of new cases in a 24 hour period since 189 cases were recorded Nov. 28. The county’s cumulative case count is 57,326.

Hospitalizations have been declining since the second week of January. The county reported on Jan.24 that 253 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Montgomery County.

Montgomery County recorded five new coronavirus-related fatalities Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 1,240.

The county has a rolling seven-day average of 6.06% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a decrease of 0.13 from Monday’s average rate of 6.19%. The rate has been below 7% for over a week after falling below 7% on Jan. 19. The county’s positivity rate is lower than in 20 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.

Montgomery County leads the state in total COVID-19 related fatalities but not in total cases. Prince George’s County has 1,179 fatalities and the most coronavirus cases in the state with 66,159 cases.

Allegany County in the western region of the state has the most cases per capita at 86.7 cases per 1,000 residents. Somerset County has the second-highest per capita cases with 85.9 cases per 1,000 residents.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics for Jan. 26

Tuesday the state recorded 1,482 new infections, bringing the state’s cumulative case count to 344,620. This is the lowest number of new cases in a 24 hour period since 1,477 cases were recorded Nov. 12.

COVID-19 related hospitalizations have been dropping since the second week in January. On Tuesday, the state reported 1,642 patients were hospitalized across the state with the virus.

Tuesday the state recorded 62 newly reported deaths, bringing the state death toll to 6,788. This is the fifth highest number of deaths in a 24-hour period since the first wave of cases in May.

The state reported a rolling seven-day average of 6.64% for positive COVID-19 tests Tuesday. This is a decrease of 0.2 from Monday’s rate of 6.84% and the second day the rate has dropped below 7%.

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