COVID-19 Numbers: Over 13% of County Residents are Fully Vaccinated

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for March 23

The Maryland Department of Health reported 90 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Tuesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 65,686.

As of March 22 the county reported that 99 people were hospitalized with COVID-19.

Montgomery County recorded five new coronavirus-related fatalities Tuesday, bringing the death toll in the county to 1,415.

The county has a rolling seven-day average of 2.78% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is an increase of 0.07 from Monday’s average rate of 2.71%. 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 Priority Groups 1A (all tiers), 1B (all tiers) and 1C (tier 1: ages 65-74). All residents in 1A, 1B, and 1C groups may preregister for the vaccine.  According to Montgomery health officials, 13.6% of the county’s residents are fully vaccinated for COVID-19; 26.2% 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 but not in total cases. Prince George’s County has 1,347 fatalities and the most coronavirus cases in the state with 76,587 cases.

Somerset County on the Eastern Shore has the highest cases per capita at 95.8 cases per 1,000 residents. Allegany County in the western region of the state has the second-highest cases per capita at 91.8 cases per 1,000 residents.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics for March 23

More than 8,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Maryland, according to the Maryland Department of Health.

Tuesday, the state recorded 722 new infections, bringing the state’s cumulative case count to 401,427.

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

Maryland recorded 11 new coronavirus-related fatalities Tuesday bringing the death toll to 8,010.

The state reported a rolling seven-day average of 4.45% for positive COVID-19 tests Tuesday. This is an increase of 0.08 from Monday’s rate of 4.37%.

Maryland entered Phase 2A of its vaccination plan Tuesday making all Marylanders ages 60+ eligible to sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the Maryland Department of Health, 12,304% of the state’s residents have received two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine; and 0.951% have received the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.  Eligible residents can preregister at or by phone at 1-855-634-6829.

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