Montgomery County Records Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases on Sunday

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

Since Friday, Jan. 8, the Maryland Department of Health has reported 1,721 new cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County—622 Saturday, 639 Sunday and 460 Monday. Sunday’s number is the highest number of daily cases since the start of the pandemic. The county’s cumulative case count is 51,527.

Montgomery County recorded 14 new coronavirus-related fatalities since Friday, Jan. 8—five Saturday, six Sunday and three Mondaybringing the death toll to 1,140.

The county has a rolling seven-day average of 7.13% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a decrease of 0.39 from Sunday’s average rate of 7.52%. 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 1,115 fatalities and the most coronavirus cases in the state with 60,023 cases.

Allegany County in the western region of the state has the most cases per capita at 82 cases per 1,000 residents. Somerset County has the second-highest per capita cases with 77 cases per 1,000 residents.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

Since Friday, Jan. 8, the state recorded 10,080 new infections—3,758 Saturday, 3,310 Sunday, and 3,012 Monday. The state’s cumulative case count is 309,686.

COVID-19 related hospitalizations continue to climb. On Monday, the state reported 1,957 patients were hospitalized across the state with the virus, this is the highest number since the start of the pandemic.

Maryland recorded 82 new coronavirus-related fatalities since Friday, Jan. 8—28 Saturday, 25 Sunday and 29 Mondaybringing the death toll to 6,129.

The state reported a rolling seven-day average of 8.56% for positive COVID-19 tests Monday. This is a decrease of 0.17 from Sunday’s rate of 8.73%.

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