Montgomery County Records 400 New COVID-19 Cases Monday, 15 Deaths Since Friday

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

Since Friday, Jan.22, the Maryland Department of Health has reported 1,178 new cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County — 377 Saturday, 401 Sunday and 400 Monday. The county’s cumulative case count is 57,129.

Montgomery County recorded 15 new coronavirus-related fatalities since Friday, Jan. 22 — five Saturday, six Sunday and four Mondaybringing the death toll to 1,235.

The county reports 253 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Jan. 24. The number of patients in the county hospitalized has been dropping since the second week of January.

The county has a rolling seven-day average of 6.19% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a decrease of 0.12 from Sunday’s average rate of 6.31%. The county’s positivity rate is lower than in 19 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.

The county has received 31,200 first doses of the Moderna vaccine and administered 75.6% of those doses as of Sunday, Jan. 24. The county is currently moving into Phase 1B of the vaccination process at county-run clinics. Vaccine pre-registration for phase 1B, which includes residents 75-years-and-older, is available now, local health officials say.

Montgomery County leads the state in total COVID-19 related fatalities but not in total cases. Prince George’s County has 1,179 fatalities and the most coronavirus cases in the state with 65,865 cases.

Allegany County in the western region of the state has the most cases per capita at 86.6 cases per 1,000 residents. Somerset County has the second-highest per capita cases with 84.8 cases per 1,000 residents.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

Since Friday, Jan. 22, the state recorded 6,223 new infections — 2,392 Saturday, 2,145 Sunday, and 1,686 Monday. The state’s cumulative case count is 343,138.

COVID-19 related hospitalizations are trending downward. On Monday, the state reported 1,669 patients were hospitalized across the state with the virus, this is almost 200 fewer hospitalizations than last Monday, Jan. 18.

Maryland recorded 109 new coronavirus-related fatalities since Friday, Jan. 22 — 45 Saturday, 28 Sunday and 36 Monday bringing the death toll to 6,726.

The state reported a rolling seven-day average of 6.84% for positive COVID-19 tests Monday. This is a decrease of 0.37 from Sunday’s rate of 7.21%.

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