Montgomery and Maryland Record Lowest Daily COVID-19 Cases Since March 31

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

Thursday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 13,862 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is a 0.3% increase from the 13,819 cases reported Wednesday. This is the lowest daily increase in cases since March 31.

Since the first case in March, 667 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of three deaths since Wednesday, according to the health department. The number of probable deaths is 40.

More Montgomery County residents have died due to COVID-19 than any other jurisdiction in the state. Prince George’s has lost 624 residents, the second-highest number in the state.

The positivity rate of 7.07%, reported Thursday by the state health department, is the second-highest in the state, behind Prince George’s at 9.49%. The state calculates the positivity rate using the average rate for seven days. Montgomery County on Wednesday reported a positivity rate of 6% based on a rolling three-day average.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

As of Thursday morning, there have been 63,229 confirmed cases throughout the state. That is an increase of 260 cases, or 0.4%, in the last 24 hours. This is the lowest daily increase in cases since March 31. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 2,886 Marylanders, 20 since Wednesday.

Currently, 660 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19, which is 42 fewer than Wednesday. Of those patients, 269 are in intensive care, which is 14 fewer than Wednesday.

There are fewer than one thousand Marylanders hospitalized with COVID-19 for the 11th day since April 9.

The state’s positivity rate remained below 6% for the second straight day. At 5.43%, this is the 11th day the rate remained below 7%.

A total of 18,295 cases and 1,183 deaths involve the state’s African American community. This is seven additional deaths since Wednesday’s report.

Here are the statewide statistics as of Thursday, June 18. 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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