Montgomery County Reports 14 COVID-19 Deaths Nearly 3 Weeks After Holidays

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for Jan. 13, 2021

The Maryland Department of Health reported 353 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Wednesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 52,368.

Montgomery County recorded 14 new coronavirus-related fatalities Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 1,160. Coming nearly three weeks after Christmas, this number of deaths reported in a 24-hour period is the highest during the second wave of the pandemic. The same pattern was seen three weeks after Thanksgiving last year, when on Dec. 17 the county reported 14 deaths.

As of Wednesday, 12 schools in the state are reporting COVID-19 cases, one school is located in Montgomery County. Rockville’s College Gardens Elementary School is reporting two positive cases of COVID-19.

The county has a rolling seven-day average of 7.11% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a decrease of 0.3 from Tuesday’s average rate of 7.41%. 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 the most coronavirus cases in the state with 60,972 cases and 1,124 fatalities.

Allegany County in the western region of the state has the most cases per capita at 82.4 cases per 1,000 residents. Somerset County located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has the second-highest per capita cases with 79.4 cases per 1,000 residents.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics for Jan. 13, 2021

Wednesday the state recorded 2,516 new infections.  The state’s cumulative case count is 314,867.

There are 1,929 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 across the state as of Wednesday morning. While the number of Marylanders hospitalized with COVID-19 has dropped for the second straight day, the number of hospitalizations remains at the highest level since the start of the pandemic.

Wednesday the state recorded 37 newly reported deaths, bringing the state death toll to 6,233.

The state reported a rolling seven-day average of 8.53% for positive COVID-19 tests Wednesday. This is a decrease of 0.24 from Tuesday’s rate of 8.77%.

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