Maryland Reports Nine New COVID-19 Deaths, Three in Montgomery County

Wednesday morning, the Maryland Department of Health reported 109 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County. The cumulative case count for the county has climbed to 23,926 since the first confirmed case in March.

The county has a rolling seven-day average of 2.43% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a lower rate than 17 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.

The health department reported three new COVID-19 deaths in Montgomery County, bringing the pandemic death toll to 819. This was the largest one day increase in more than two weeks when three deaths were reported Monday, Sept. 28.

Montgomery County leads the state in coronavirus related fatalities. Prince George’s County has a slightly lower death toll of 816 but has over seven thousand more coronavirus cases in total since March.

 


Wednesday the state recorded 575 new infections, bringing its total to 132,918. Nine new deaths were reported Wednesday, making the pandemic death toll 3,877. Montgomery County reported three new deaths, Anne Arundel two, and Baltimore City and Carroll County one each. Information on two of the nine deaths was not available.

The state reported a rolling seven-day average of 3.09% for positive COVID-19 tests Wednesday. This is the first time the average rose above 3% since Monday, Oct. 5.

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