Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics
Since Friday, Jan. 1, the Maryland Department of Health has reported 1,372 new cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County—430 Saturday, 428 Sunday and 514 Monday. The county’s cumulative case count is 48,089.
Montgomery County recorded 11 new coronavirus-related fatalities since Friday, Jan. 1—three Saturday, six Sunday and two Monday—bringing the death toll to 1,097. This means that about 1 out of every 1,000 residents in Montgomery County (population: approximately 1.1 million) has died from COVID-19 – about the same as the national average.
The county has a rolling seven-day average of 8.48% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is an increase of 0.05 from Sunday’s average rate of 8.43%. The county’s positivity rate is lower than in 18 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions. The county’s positivity rate has been increasing daily since Dec. 26 and Monday’s rate is the highest since June 12 when it was 8.53%.
Montgomery County leads the state in total COVID-19 related fatalities but not in total cases. Prince George’s County has 1,073 fatalities and the most coronavirus cases in the state with 56,391 cases. Allegany County in the western region of the state has the most cases per capita at 78.4 cases per 1,000 residents.
Maryland COVID-19 Statistics
Since Friday, Jan. 1, the state recorded 7,583 new infections—2,952 Saturday, 2,148 Sunday, and 2,483 Monday. The state’s cumulative case count is 287,802.
COVID-19 related hospitalizations continue to be the highest since May. On Monday, the state reported 1,751 patients were hospitalized across the state with the virus.
Maryland recorded 85 new coronavirus-related fatalities since Friday, Jan. 4—25 Saturday, 27 Sunday and 33 Monday—bringing the death toll to 5,859.
The state reported a rolling seven-day average of 9.47% for positive COVID-19 tests Monday. This is an increase of 0.32 from Sunday’s rate of 9.15%. The positivity rate began rising on Dec. 29 and has not dropped since. Sunday was the first time the state’s positivity rate rose above 9% since May 13 when it was 10.08% and trending downwards.