Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 8%; Montgomery’s at 10.3%

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

Monday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 12,818 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 84 cases from the 12,734 cases reported Sunday.

Since the first case in March, 620 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of three deaths since Sunday, 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 578 residents, the second-highest in the state.

The positivity rate of 10.3%, reported Monday by the state health department, is the third-highest in the state, behind Prince George’s at 11.8% and Kent at 11.1%.  The state calculates the positivity rate using the average rate for seven days. Montgomery County on Sunday reported a positivity rate of 12% based on a rolling three-day average.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

As of Monday morning, there were 58,404 confirmed cases throughout the state. That is an increase of 431 cases in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 2,653 Marylanders, 28 in the last 24 hours.

The number of new cases reported in a 24-hour period (431) is the lowest since April 7, when there were 326 new cases.

Currently,  979 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19, which is 28 fewer than Sunday. Of those patients, 392 are in intensive care, which is a decrease of 12 since Sunday.

This is the first time since April 9 that fewer than one thousand Marylanders are in the hospital being treated for COVID-19.

The state’s positivity rate continues to drop, currently, it is 7.38%.

A total of 16,857 cases and 1,104 deaths involve the state’s African American community. This is four additional deaths since Sunday.

Here are the statewide statistics as of Monday 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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