COVID-19 Positivity Rate in Maryland Stays Under 5%, Montgomery County Under 4%

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

Monday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 17,842 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 84 from the 17,758 cases reported Sunday.

Since the first case in March, 754 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of two deaths since Sunday. More Montgomery County residents have died due to COVID-19 than any other jurisdiction in the state. Prince George’s has lost 720 residents, the second-highest number.

The positivity rate of 3.14% reported Monday is a decrease of 0.36% since Sunday. This is the 20th straight day the rate remained below 4% in the county.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

As of Monday morning, there have been 91,144 confirmed cases throughout the state. That is an increase of 870 in the last 24 hours.  COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 3,389 Marylanders, eight since Sunday. Montgomery County makes up 25% of the new deaths, while only 10% of the new cases statewide.

Currently, 548 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19, which is five fewer than Sunday. Statewide hospitalizations have risen 42% since July 13 when 386 patients were hospitalized. Of the patients currently in the hospital, 135 are in intensive care, which is six more than Sunday.

The health department reported a testing positivity rate of 4.36% Monday, which is a decrease of 0.24% from Sunday’s rate of 4.6%. The rate has remained below 5% for more than five weeks since June 26.

Statewide, a total of 28,163 cases and 1,385 deaths involve the state’s African American community.

Here are the statewide statistics as of Monday, August 3. 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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