COVID-19 Hospitalizations in County at Lowest Level Since Early November

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for March 10

The Maryland Department of Health reported 107 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Wednesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 64,273.

Montgomery County recorded five newly reported coronavirus-related fatalities Wednesday. The death toll is currently 1,390, the highest in the state.

As of March 9, there are 111 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Montgomery County. This is the lowest number since Nov. 5, 2010, when 110 patients were hospitalized in the county.

As of Wednesday, 24 schools in the state are reporting COVID-19 cases. Of those 24, one is located in Montgomery County. The Yeshiva of Greater Washington in Silver Spring reports four cases.

The county has a rolling seven-day average of 2.81% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is an increase of 0.25 from Tuesday’s average rate of 2.56%. This is the 15th straight day the rate remains below 3%. The county’s positivity rate is lower than in 19 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.

Gov. Hogan announced Tuesday during a COVID-19 briefing the state will start easing capacity limits at bars, restaurants, and other establishments Friday at 5 p.m. While capacity limits are easing, Hogan said that the statewide mask mandate and other health orders, like physical distancing, remain in place. Montgomery County officials have the option to not ease restrictions at the same time as the state.

With 1,390 fatalities, Montgomery County leads the state in total COVID-19 related fatalities but not in total cases. Prince George’s County has the most coronavirus cases in the state with 74,704 cases and 1,317 fatalities.

Somerset County located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has the most cases per capita with 94.3 cases per 1,000 residents. Allegany County in the western region of the state has the second-highest cases per capita at 91.3 cases per 1,000 residents.


Maryland COVID-19 Statistics for March 10

Wednesday the state recorded 900 new infections bringing the state’s cumulative case count to 389,566.

There are currently 801 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 across the state as of Wednesday morning. This is more than 1,100 fewer hospitalizations than the pandemic high of 1,957 that occurred on Jan. 11.

There are 24 schools in the state reporting COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday morning.

Wednesday the state recorded 14 newly reported deaths, bringing the state death toll to 7,820.

The state reported a rolling seven-day average of 3.61% for positive COVID-19 tests Wednesday. This is an increase of 0.21 from Tuesday’s rate of 3.4% and the 17th straight day the rate remains below 4%.

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