Montgomery County COVID-19 Testing Positivity Rate Remains Below 7%

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

Wednesday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 14,283 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 79 from the 14,204 cases reported Tuesday.

Since the first case in March, 688 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of three deaths since Tuesday, 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 638 residents, the second-highest number in the state.

A testing positivity rate of 5.22% was reported Wednesday by the state health department. For the fifth straight day, the rate remained below 7%.

In nursing care, assisted living and other congregate facilities throughout the county, the health department reported 4,445 resident cases and 1,017 deaths. There have been 2,229 cases and 21 deaths amongst staff as of Wednesday.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

As of Wednesday morning, there have been 65,337 confirmed cases throughout the state. That is an increase of 330 in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 2,978 Marylanders.

Currently, 544 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those patients, 213 are in intensive care, which is one more than on Tuesday.

There are fewer than one thousand Marylanders hospitalized with COVID-19 for the 17th straight day since April 9.

The state’s positivity rate, at 5.17%, remained below 7% for the seventh day.

Statewide, a total of 18,831 cases and 1,215 deaths involve the state’s African American community. This is 11 additional deaths since Tuesday’s report.

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