Montgomery County is at a medium level of COVID-19 community transmission as of December.
Emergency department volumes across the county and state have been high, health leaders say, which impacts the amount of time patients spend in emergency rooms. Holy Cross Hospital leaders in Silver Spring gave MyMCM updates on the tripledemic, emergency department volumes and supports for staff on Tuesday.
According to a release from the Maryland Hospital Association, hospitals in the state are near capacity. Most are more than 90% full and many are 100% full.