Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Stays Below 8%; Montgomery’s Under 10%

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

Thursday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 13,276  cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is a 1.2% increase from the 13,124 cases reported Wednesday.

Since the first case in March, 635 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of two deaths since Wednesday, according to the health department. This is the smallest number of new deaths since April 12. 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 596 residents, the second-highest number in the state.

The positivity rate of 9.44%, reported Thursday by the state health department, is the second-highest in the state, behind Prince George’s at 11.01%.  The state calculates the positivity rate using the average rate for seven days. Montgomery County on Wednesday reported a positivity rate of 11% based on a rolling three-day average.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

As of Thursday morning, there were 60,197 confirmed cases throughout the state. That is an increase of 732 cases in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 2,750 Marylanders, 31 since Wednesday.

Currently, 902 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19, which is 53 fewer than Wednesday. Of those patients, 358 are in intensive care, which is a decrease of 21 since Wednesday.

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

The state’s positivity rate has risen slightly, currently, it is 7.25%, which is a 0.01% increase since Wednesday.

A total of 17,345 cases and 1,133 deaths involve the state’s African American community. This is ten additional deaths since Wednesday.

Here are the statewide statistics as of Thursday 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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