Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 7%, Montgomery’s Under 9%

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

Friday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 13,348 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is a 0.5% increase from the 13,276  cases reported Thursday.

Since the first case in March, 640 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of five deaths since Thursday, according to the health department. The number of probable deaths is 39.

Montgomery County has seen more deaths due to COVID-19 than any other jurisdiction in the state. Prince George’s has lost 607 residents, the second-highest number in the state.

The positivity rate of 8.93%, reported Friday by the state health department, is the third-highest in the state, behind Prince George’s at 10.54% and Kent at 9.22%.  The state calculates the positivity rate using the average rate for seven days. Montgomery County on Wednesday reported a positivity rate of 10% based on a rolling three-day average.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

As of Friday morning, there were 60,613 confirmed cases throughout the state. That is an increase of 416 cases, or 0.7%, in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 2,773 Marylanders, 23 since Thursday.

Currently, 836 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19, which is 66 fewer than Thursday. Of those patients, 331 are in intensive care, which is a decrease of 27 since Thursday.

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

The state’s positivity rate dropped below 7% for the first time. It is currently 6.93%.

A total of 17,449 cases and 1,140 deaths involve the state’s African American community. This is seven additional deaths since Thursday.

Here are the statewide statistics as of Friday morning. 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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