Montgomery’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 10%; Maryland’s at 7.15%

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

Tuesday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 12,968 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 150 cases from the 12,818 cases reported Monday.

Since the first case in March, 628 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of eight deaths since Monday, according to the health department. The number of probable deaths is 39.

Montgomery County has seen more deaths due to COVID-19 than any other jurisdiction in the state. Prince George’s has lost 583 residents, the second-highest number in the state.

The positivity rate of 9.6%, reported Tuesday by the state health department, is the third-highest in the state, behind Prince George’s at 11.78% and Kent at 10.34%.  The state calculates the positivity rate using the average rate for seven days. Montgomery County on Monday reported a positivity rate of 13% based on a rolling three-day average.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

As of Tuesday morning, there were 58,904 confirmed cases throughout the state. That is an increase of 500 cases in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 2,686 Marylanders, 33 in the last 24 hours.

Currently,  970 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19, which is nine fewer than Monday. Of those patients, 386 are in intensive care, which is a decrease of six since Monday.

There are fewer than one thousand Marylanders hospitalized with COVID-19 for the second day since April 9.

The state’s positivity rate continues to drop, currently, it is 7.15%.

A total of 16,966 cases and 1,115 deaths involve the state’s African American community. This is 11 additional deaths since Monday.

Here are the statewide statistics as of Tuesday morning. The first column is for the number of cases. The next column is the number of deaths, which is in parentheses. The second number in that column is the number of probable deaths.

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