Montgomery COVID-19 Cases Surpass 55,000; Deaths Top 1,200

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for Jan. 20, 2021

The Maryland Department of Health reported 368 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Wednesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 55,203.

Montgomery County recorded five new coronavirus-related fatalities Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 1,201.

As of Wednesday, 16 schools in the state are reporting COVID-19 cases, two schools are located in Montgomery County. Rockville’s College Gardens Elementary School is reporting two positive cases of COVID-19. The Heights School located in Potomac is reporting four positive cases.

The county has a rolling seven-day average of 6.64% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is an increase of 0.19 from Tuesday’s average rate of 6.45%. 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 63,994 cases and 1,164 fatalities.

Allegany County in the western region of the state has the most cases per capita at 85 cases per 1,000 residents. Somerset County located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has the second-highest per capita cases with 82.8 cases per 1,000 residents.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics for Jan. 20, 2021

Wednesday the state recorded 2,167 new infections.  The state’s cumulative case count is 332,353.

There are 1,858 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 across the state as of Wednesday morning. The number of hospitalizations remains at the highest level since the start of the pandemic.

Wednesday the state recorded 38 newly reported deaths, bringing the state death toll to 6,514.

The state reported a rolling seven-day average of 7.76% for positive COVID-19 tests Wednesday. This is a decrease of 0.04 from Tuesday’s rate of 7.8%.

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