Montgomery, Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations at Lowest Level Since Early November

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for March 12

According to Montgomery County health officials, 10.4% of the county’s residents are fully vaccinated with two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, and 20.2% have received the first dose. 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). Preregistration, which is the first step to obtain a vaccine at county clinics, is currently open to all residents in groups 1A, 1B, and 1C.

The Maryland Department of Health reports 115 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Friday morning. This brings the cumulative number of cases to 64,514.

Montgomery County recorded one new coronavirus-related fatality Friday, which brings the death toll to 1,393.

The county reports 117 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of March 10, which is the fewest patients hospitalized since Nov. 10, 2020.

The county has a rate of 2.76% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is an increase of 0.01 from Thursday’s rate of 2.75%. This is the 17th straight day the rate remains below 3%. The county’s positivity rate is lower than in 18 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.

At 1,393 deaths, Montgomery County leads the state in total COVID-19-related fatalities. Prince George’s County has the second-highest number with 1,322 fatalities and the most coronavirus cases in the state with 74,991 cases.

Somerset County, part of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, has the highest cases per capita with 94.4 cases per 1,000 residents. Allegany County, in the western region of the state, has the second-highest rate at 91.4 cases per 1,000 residents.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics for March 12

The state recorded 990 new infections Friday bringing the state’s cumulative case count to 391,480.

There are 765 patients hospitalized across the state with the virus, which is the fewest patients hospitalized since Nov. 10, 2020.

Friday, the state recorded 16 new deaths. The state’s death toll now stands at 7,848.

According to the state, Maryland has a rate of 3.61% for positive COVID-19 tests as of Friday. This is an increase of 0.03 from Thursday’s rate of 3.58%. The rate remains below 4% for 19 straight days since Feb. 22.

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