COVID Update: 8.1% of County Residents are Fully Vaccinated

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for March 5

According to Montgomery health officials, 8.1% of the county’s residents are fully vaccinated with two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, 16.4% have received the first dose. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services clinics are currently vaccinating 1A (all tiers) and 1B (all tiers) and 1C (Tier 1: ages 65-74). All residents in 1A, 1B, and 1C may preregister for the vaccine.

The Maryland Department of Health reported 94 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Friday morning. This brings the cumulative cases to 63,796.

Montgomery County recorded three new coronavirus-related fatalities Friday, bringing the death toll to 1,379

The county reports 139 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of March 2.

The county has a rate of 2.82% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a decrease of 0.01 from Thursday’s rate of 2.83%. This is the 10th straight day the rate is below 3%. The county’s positivity rate is lower than in 14 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.

At 1,379 deaths, Montgomery County leads the state in total COVID-19-related fatalities. Prince George’s County has the second-highest number with 1,309 fatalities and the most coronavirus cases in the state with 73,994 cases.

Somerset County, part of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, has the highest cases per capita with 93.7 cases per 1,000 residents. Allegany County, in the western region of the state, has the second-highest rate at 91.1 cases per 1,000 residents.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics for March 5

The state recorded 913 new infections Friday bringing the state’s cumulative case count to 385,678.

There are 849 patients hospitalized across the state with the virus. This is the fewest patients hospitalized since Nov. 11, 2020 when there were 805 patients in the hospital with the virus.

Friday the state recorded eight newly-reported deaths. The state’s death toll now stands at 7,748.

The state reported a rate of 3.28% for positive COVID-19 tests Friday. This is an increase of 0.04 from Thursday’s rate of 3.24%. The rate remains below 4% for 12 straight days.

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