Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations Remain Above 400 for Third Day, Montgomery Cases Increase by 70

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

Thursday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 16,056 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 70 from the 15,986 cases reported Wednesday.

Since the first case in March, 725 county residents have died from COVID-19. There were no new deaths in the last 24 hours. More Montgomery County residents have died due to COVID-19 than any other jurisdiction in the state. Prince George’s has lost 696 residents, the second-highest number.

The positivity rate of 3.95% reported Thursday is a decrease of 0.04% since Wednesday. This is the second day the rate dropped below 4% and the eighth day the rate has remained below 5%.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

As of Thursday morning, there have been 75,664 confirmed cases throughout the state. That is an increase of 648 in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 3,215 Marylanders, six since Wednesday.

Currently, 436 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19, which is 11 fewer than Wednesday. Of the 436 patients currently hospitalized, 137 are in intensive care, which is eight more than Wednesday.

The health department reported a testing positivity rate of 4.61% Thursday. This is an increase of 0.12% from Wednesday’s rate of 4.49%. The rate has remained below 5% since June 25th.

Statewide, a total of 22,000 cases and 1,308 deaths involve the state’s African American community.

Here are the statewide statistics as of Thursday, July 16. 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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