Maryland and Montgomery COVID-19 Positivity Rates Remain Below 6% as Cases Climb

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

Tuesday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 15,332 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 169 from the 15,163 cases reported Monday.

714 county residents have died from COVID-19 since the first case in March.

More Montgomery County residents have died due to COVID-19 than any other jurisdiction in the state. Prince George’s has lost 669 residents, the second-highest number in the state.

The positivity rate of 5.15% reported Monday is the third-highest in the state, behind Charles County at 5.34% and Prince George’s at 7.02%. For the sixth straight day, Montgomery County’s positivity rate has remained below 6%.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

As of Tuesday morning, there have been 70,396 confirmed cases throughout the state. That is an increase of 492 in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 3,140 Marylanders, 10 since Monday.

Currently, 404 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19, one more than Monday. Of those patients, 145 are in intensive care, three more than Monday. The number of patients hospitalized in Maryland for COVID-19 has been below 500 for 12 days.

The state department of health reported a testing positivity rate of 4.53% Tuesday. This is an increase of 0.02% from Monday’s rate of 4.51% and is the 12th day the rate remained below 5%.

Statewide, a total of 20,157 cases and 1,266 deaths involve the state’s African American community.

Here are the statewide statistics as of Tuesday, July 7. 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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