COVID-19 Hospitalizations in County at Lowest Level Since October

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for March 17

The Maryland Department of Health reported 119 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Wednesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 65,053.

Montgomery County recorded three newly reported coronavirus-related fatalities Wednesday. The death toll is currently 1,401, the highest in the state.

As of March 15, there are 100 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Montgomery County. This is the lowest number since Oct. 31, 2010, when 94 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in the county.

As of Wednesday, 32 schools in the state are reporting COVID-19 cases, of those 24 schools, three are located in Montgomery County. They include:

  • Bullis School in Potomac reports four cases.
  • Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda reports four cases.
  • Winston Churchill High School in Potomac reports two cases.

The county has a rolling seven-day average of 2.81% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a decrease of 0.11 from Tuesday’s average rate of 2.92%. The county’s positivity rate is lower than in 18 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.

With 1,401 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 75,719 cases and 1,327 fatalities.

Somerset County located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has the most cases per capita with 94.9 cases per 1,000 residents. Allegany County in the western region of the state has the second-highest cases per capita at 91.6 cases per 1,000 residents.


Maryland COVID-19 Statistics for March 17

Wednesday the state recorded 917 new infections bringing the state’s cumulative case count to 395,633.

There are currently 805 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 32 schools in the state reporting COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday morning.

Wednesday the state recorded 19 newly reported deaths, bringing the state death toll to 7,915.

The state reported a rolling seven-day average of 3.96% for positive COVID-19 tests Wednesday. This is no change from Tuesday’s rate of 3.96%. This is the 24th straight day the rate remains below 4%.

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