COVID-19 Numbers: County Cases Pass 2,000, State Cases Near 11,000

The number of Montgomery County COVID-19 cases now stands at 2,133 according to the statistics released Thursday morning by the Maryland Department of Health. Montgomery County cases increased by 200 since Wednesday.

The number of COVID-19 deaths in the county is 56 confirmed and 14 probable. The Maryland Department of Health now reports the number of deaths that were confirmed by testing and the number that are probably due to COVID-19, but have yet to be confirmed with testing.

As of Thursday morning, there are 10,784 cases of COVID-19 in Maryland, which is an increase of 752 cases from the 10,032 cases reported Wednesday.

The total number of deaths in Maryland due to COVID-19 is currently reported as 392, up from 349 Wednesday. There is no additional information about the 43 victims at this time.

The Maryland Department of Health identifies the number of cases and deaths by race. Coronavirus is disproportionately impacting African Americans. As of Thursday morning, African Americans had a total of 3,978 cases and 153 deaths in Maryland. This is 37 percent of coronavirus cases and 39 percent of the deaths in the state, while African Americans represent 31% of the population in Maryland.

By comparison, people whose race was listed as white had a total of 2,535 cases and 126 deaths. Whites make up 24 percent of coronavirus cases and 32 percent of the deaths.

Data by race is not yet available for 2,476 cases and 79 deaths.

Of the total Maryland cases, 2,451 were hospitalized at some point and 736 have been released from isolation. According to the Maryland Department of Health, there have been 48,059 negative coronavirus tests in the state.

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