Maryland Records 759 New COVID-19 Cases, 107 in Montgomery County

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for Feb. 17

The Maryland Department of Health reported 107 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Wednesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 61,942.

For the second straight day, Montgomery County recorded no new coronavirus-related fatalities Wednesday. The death toll remains at 1,337.

As of Wednesday, 17 schools in the state are reporting COVID-19 cases, two are located in Montgomery County. They include:

  • Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville reports three cases.
  • The Primary Day School in Bethesda reports eight cases.

The county has a rolling seven-day average of 3.58% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is an increase of 0.13 from Tuesday’s average rate of 3.45%. The county’s positivity rate is lower than in 17 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.

With 1,337 fatalities, Montgomery County leads the state in total COVID-19 related fatalities but not in total cases. Prince George’s County has the most coronavirus cases in the state with 71,402 cases and 1,266 fatalities.

Somerset County located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has the most cases per capita with 91.8 cases per 1,000 residents. Allegany County in the western region of the state has the second-highest cases per capita at 90.4 cases per 1,000 residents.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics for Feb. 17

Wednesday the state recorded 759 new infections bringing the state’s cumulative case count to 372,980.

There are currently 1,096 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 across the state as of Wednesday morning. This is nearly 900 fewer hospitalizations than the pandemic high of 1,957 that occurred on Jan. 11

There are 17 schools in the state reporting COVID-19 cases

Wednesday the state recorded 19 newly reported deaths, bringing the state death toll to 7,449.

The state reported a rolling seven-day average of 4.17% for positive COVID-19 tests Wednesday. This is a decrease of 0.06 from Tuesday’s rate of 4.23%.

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