Montgomery County Reports Fewest Daily COVID-19 Cases Since October

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for March 9

The Maryland Department of Health reported 85 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Tuesday morning. This is the fewest number of new cases since Oct. 19, 2020 when 71 new cases were reported. The county’s cumulative case count is 64,166.

The county most recently reported on March 5 that 129 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Montgomery County.

Montgomery County recorded four new coronavirus-related fatalities Tuesday. The COVID-19 death toll in the county is 1,385.

The county has a rolling seven-day average of 2.56% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a decrease of 0.17 from Monday’s average rate of 2.73%. The rate has remained below 3% for two weeks since Feb. 24. The county’s positivity rate is lower than in 18 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services clinics are currently vaccinating 1A (all tiers) and 1B (all tiers) and 1C (tier 1: ages 65-74). All residents in 1A, 1B, and 1C may preregister for the vaccine.  According to Montgomery health officials, 9.2% of the county’s residents have received two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, 18.5% have received the first dose.

Montgomery County leads the state in total COVID-19 related fatalities but not in total cases. Prince George’s County has 1,315 fatalities and the most coronavirus cases in the state with 74,571 cases.

Somerset County on the Eastern Shore has the highest cases per capita at 94.2 cases per 1,000 residents. Allegany County in the western region of the state has the second-highest cases per capita at 91.2 cases per 1,000 residents.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics for March 9

Tuesday the state recorded 631 new infections, bringing the state’s cumulative case count to 388,666.

792 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19 across the state.

The state recorded 25 newly reported deaths Tuesday, bringing the state death toll to 7,806.

The state reported a rolling seven-day average of 3.4% for positive COVID-19 tests Tuesday. This is an increase of 0.04 from Monday’s rate of 3.36%. The state’s positivity rate remains below 4% since Feb. 22 for the 16th straight day.

Maryland is currently in Phase 1C of its vaccination plan. Gov. Larry Hogan is holding a COVID-19 briefing Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. According to the Maryland Department of Health, 9.5% of the state’s residents have received two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

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