Monday’s COVID-19 Daily Case Numbers: Maryland 1,658, Montgomery 213

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

The Maryland Department of Health reported 213 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Monday morning. This is the 11th consecutive day the increase in daily cases is more than 200. The county’s cumulative case count is 31,389.

The county has a rolling seven-day average of 5.08% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a decrease of 0.05 from Sunday’s average rate of 5.13%. The county’s positivity rate is lower than in 19 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.

Montgomery County recorded one new coronavirus-related fatality Monday, bringing the death toll to 890. Montgomery and Prince George’s (PG) Counties lead the state in total COVID-19 related fatalities. PG County has the most coronavirus cases in the state with 38,985 cases.

County and state health officials are monitoring the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. During a news briefing Wednesday afternoon with County Executive Marc Elrich and Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles, it became clear the county is considering additional restrictions in response to the surge in cases, hospitalizations and deaths due to the coronavirus.

Gov. Larry Hogan will hold a news briefing Monday at 4 p.m. He is expected to discuss additional enforcement measures according to WBAL NewsRadio.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an advisory Thursday strongly recommending that people stay home for Thanksgiving.  The CDC warns “travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others this year.”

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

Monday the state recorded 1,658 new infections since Sunday, making it the 20th consecutive day the state recorded more than a thousand new cases. The state’s cumulative case count is 183,797.

COVID-19 related hospitalizations have been climbing since early November. On Monday, the state reported 1,276 patients were hospitalized across the state with the virus.

Monday the state recorded 14 new deaths, bringing the state death toll to 4,293.

The state reported a rolling seven-day average of 6.88% for positive COVID-19 tests Monday. This is an increase of 0.06 from Sunday’s rate of 6.82%.

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