Latest Covid-19 Numbers: More Than 31% of County Residents Have Received First Dose

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for April 2

According to the Maryland Department of Health, 18.3% of the county’s residents are fully vaccinated and 31.9% have received the first dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Preregistration, which is the first step to obtain a vaccine at county clinics, is currently open to all residents ages 16 and older.

The Maryland Department of Health reported 127 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Friday morning. This brings the cumulative number of cases to 66,113.

Montgomery County recorded no new coronavirus-related fatalities Friday. The death toll remains at 1,430.

There are 103 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county as of March 31.

The county has a rate of 3.38% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is an increase of 0.09 from Thursday’s rate of 3.29%. The county’s positivity rate is lower than in 19 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.

At 1,430 deaths, Montgomery County leads the state in total COVID-19-related fatalities. Prince George’s County has the second-highest number with 1,363 fatalities and the most coronavirus cases in the state with 78,442 cases.

Somerset County, part of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, has the highest cases per capita with 96.9 cases per 1,000 residents. Allegany County, in the western region of the state, has the second-highest rate at 93 cases per 1,000 residents.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics for April 2

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday that all Marylanders ages 16 and older are eligible to preregister for a COVID-19 vaccine at a state-run vaccination site.

As of Friday morning, 17.3% of Marylanders are fully vaccinated. Marylanders ages 16 and older may pre-register to receive a vaccine at the state’s mass vaccination sites.

The state recorded 1,457 new infections Friday bringing the state’s cumulative case count to 414,385.

There are 1,045 patients hospitalized across the state sick with the virus.

Friday, the state recorded 16 new deaths. The state’s death toll now stands at 8,134.

According to the state, Maryland has a rate of 5.6% for positive COVID-19 tests as of Friday. This is an increase of 0.09 from Thursday’s rate of 5.51%.

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