Montgomery County Records 488 New COVID-19 Cases, 6 Deaths Tuesday

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

The Maryland Department of Health reported 488 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Tuesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 52,015.

Hospitalizations continue to increase and are at the highest level since May. The county reported on Jan. 8 that 317 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Montgomery County.

Montgomery County recorded six new coronavirus-related fatalities Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 1,146.

The county has a rolling seven-day average of 7.41% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is an increase of 0.28 from Monday’s average rate of 7.13%. The county’s positivity rate is lower than in 20 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.

Montgomery County leads the state in total COVID-19 related fatalities but not in total cases. Prince George’s County has 1,120 fatalities and the most coronavirus cases in the state with 60,505 cases.

Allegany County in the western region of the state has the most cases per capita at 82.2 cases per 1,000 residents. Somerset County has the second-highest per capita cases with 78.9 cases per 1,000 residents.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

Tuesday the state recorded 2,665 new infections, bringing the state’s cumulative case count to 312,351.

COVID-19 related hospitalizations are at the highest point since the start of the pandemic. On Tuesday, the state reported 1,952 patients were hospitalized across the state with the virus.

Tuesday the state recorded 67 newly reported deaths, bringing the state death toll to 6,196. This is the most deaths in a 24-hour period since the first wave of cases in May.

The state reported a rolling seven-day average of 8.77% for positive COVID-19 tests Tuesday. This is an increase of 0.21 from Monday’s rate of 8.56%.

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