Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 6%; Montgomery County Cases Near 14,000

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

Wednesday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 13,819 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is a 0.8% increase from the 13,709 cases reported Tuesday.

Since the first case in March, 664 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of six deaths since Tuesday, according to the health department. The number of probable deaths is 40.

Montgomery County has seen more deaths due to COVID-19 than any other jurisdiction in the state. Prince George’s has lost 623 residents, the second-highest number in the state.

The positivity rate of 7.57%, reported Wednesday by the state health department, is the second-highest in the state, behind Prince George’s at 10.07%. The state calculates the positivity rate using the average rate for seven days. Montgomery County on Tuesday reported a positivity rate of 7% based on a rolling three-day average.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

As of Wednesday morning, there have been 62,969 confirmed cases throughout the state. That is an increase of 560 cases, or 0.9%, in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 2,866 Marylanders, 15 since Tuesday.

Currently, 702 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19, which is 40 fewer than Tuesday. Of those patients, 283 are in intensive care, which is one fewer than Tuesday.

There are fewer than one thousand Marylanders hospitalized with COVID-19 for the tenth day since April 9.

The state’s positivity rate dropped below 6% for the first time. At 5.81%, this is the tenth day the rate remained below 7%.

A total of 18,017 cases and 1,176 deaths involve the state’s African American community. This is 14 additional deaths since Tuesday’s report.

Here are the statewide statistics as of Wednesday, June 17. 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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