Montgomery, Maryland COVID Positivity Rates Increase Tuesday

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for Feb. 9

The Maryland Department of Health reported 202 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Tuesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 60,835.

The county reported on Feb. 5 that 222 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Montgomery County.

Montgomery County recorded four new coronavirus-related fatalities Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 1,307.

The county has a rolling seven-day average of 5.14% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is an increase of 0.32 from Monday’s average rate of 4.82%. The rate has remained below 6% for two weeks after falling below 6% on Jan. 27. The county’s positivity rate is lower than in 17 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 1,236 fatalities and the most coronavirus cases in the state with 70,020 cases.

Allegany County in the western region of the state has the most cases per capita at 89.8 cases per 1,000 residents. Somerset County on the Eastern Shore has the second-most cases per capita with 83.4 cases per 1,000 residents.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics for Feb. 9

Tuesday the state recorded 976 new infections, bringing the state’s cumulative case count to 365,529.

1,377 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 across the state.

The state recorded 41 newly reported deaths Tuesday, bringing the state death toll to 7,234.

The state reported a rolling seven-day average of 5.78% for positive COVID-19 tests Tuesday. This is an increase of 0.11 from Monday’s rate of 5.67%. The positivity rate remains below 6% for the 12th straight day.

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