COVID-19 Montgomery Cases Surpass 15,500, Maryland Cases Top 71,000

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

Thursday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 15,503 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 103 from the 15,400 cases reported Wednesday.

716 county residents have died from COVID-19 since the first case in March. This is an increase of two since Wednesday.

More Montgomery County residents have died due to COVID-19 than any other jurisdiction in the state. Prince George’s has lost 677 residents, the second-highest number in the state.

The positivity rate of 5.2% reported Thursday is the fifth-highest in the state, behind Baltimore City (5.32%), Charles (5.45%), Queen Anne’s (6.62%), and Prince George’s (7.41%). Montgomery County’s positivity rate has remained below 6% for the eighth straight day.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

As of Thursday morning, there have been 71,447 confirmed cases throughout the state. That is an increase of 586 in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 3,160 Marylanders, 11 since Wednesday.

Currently, 406 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19, eight more than Wednesday. Of those patients, 139 are in intensive care, which is three more than Wednesday. This is the 17th-day hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Maryland remained below 500.

The state department of health reported a testing positivity rate of 4.53% Thursday. This is a decrease of 0.08% from Wednesday’s rate of 4.61%. For the 14th straight day, the rate remained below 5%.

Statewide, a total of 20,515 cases and 1,276 deaths involve the state’s African American community.

Here are the statewide statistics as of Thursday, July 9. The first column is for the number of cases. The next column is the number of deaths, which is in parentheses. The second number in that column is the number of probable deaths.



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