COVID-19 Numbers: Nearly 54% of County Residents Have Received First Dose

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for May 4

The Maryland Department of Health reported 42 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Tuesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 70,006.

As of May 2, the county reported that 83 people were hospitalized with COVID-19.

Montgomery County recorded no new coronavirus-related fatalities Tuesday, so the death toll remains at 1,477.

Monday, 2.15% of the COVID-19 tests done were positive. Compared to Sunday’s rate of 2.02%, this is an increase of 0.13. The county’s positivity rate is lower than in 20 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services clinics are currently vaccinating residents age 16 and older. The first step to receive a vaccination through a county-run clinic is to preregister for the vaccine online.

According to Montgomery County health officials, 38.2% of the county’s residents are fully vaccinated for COVID-19; 53.9% have received their first dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna two-dose vaccine.

Montgomery County leads the state in total COVID-19 related fatalities (1,477 deaths) but not in total cases. Prince George’s County has 1,433 fatalities and the most coronavirus cases in the state with 83,410 cases. Baltimore County has the second highest number of fatalities with 1,445 and 63,940 cumulative COVID-19 cases.

Somerset County on the Eastern Shore has the highest cases per capita at 99.3 cases per 1,000 residents. Allegany County in the western region of the state has the second-highest cases per capita at 97.4 cases per 1,000 residents.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics for May 4

Tuesday, the state recorded 501 new infections, bringing the state’s cumulative case count to 450,010.

944 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19 across the state.

Maryland recorded seven new coronavirus-related fatalities Tuesday bringing the death toll to 8,612.

The state reported 3.82% of the COVID-19 tests from Monday were positive. This is an increase of 0.13 from Sunday’s rate of 3.69%.

All Marylanders ages 16 and older are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at the state’s mass vaccination sites. Appointments are available online at covidvax.maryland.gov or by calling the state’s COVID-19 vaccination support center at 1-865-MC-GOVAX. Many of the state’s mass vaccination sites are accepting walkups.

According to the Maryland Department of Health, 32.358% of the state’s residents have received two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine; and 3.176% have received the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

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