State and County COVID-19 Positivity Rates Remain Low, Hospitalizations Rise for 8th Day

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

Friday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 16,768 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 114 from the 16,654 cases reported Thursday.

Since the first case in March, 744 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of one since Thursday. More Montgomery County residents have died due to COVID-19 than any other jurisdiction in the state. Prince George’s has lost 703 residents, the second-highest number.

The positivity rate of 3.32% reported Friday is a decrease of 0.02% since Thursday. This is the 10th straight day the rate remained below 4% in the county.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

As of Friday morning, there have been 80,836 confirmed cases throughout the state. That is an increase of 930 cases in the last 24 hours. Montgomery County makes up only 12% of the new cases statewide, down from a high of over 30% in May. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 3,293 Marylanders, 12 since Thursday.

Currently, 533 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19, which is five more than Thursday. The number of patients hospitalized has risen 38% since July 13 when 386 patients were hospitalized.  Of the patients currently in the hospital, 143 are in intensive care, which is 10 more than Thursday.

Number of Patients Hospitalized in Maryland with COVID-19

Number Patients Jul 12 Jul 13 Jul 14 Jul 15 Jul 16 Jul 17 Jul 18 Jul 19 Jul 20 Jul 21 Jul 22 Jul 23 Jul 24
Acute Care 278 278 297 318 299 306 311 318 327 353 368 395 390
Intensive Care 114 108 118 129 137 128 137 131 136 131 137 133 143
Total 392 386 415 447 436 434 448 449 463 484 505 528 533


The health department reported a testing positivity rate of 4.69% Friday, which is an increase of 0.13% from Thursday’s rate. The rate has remained below 5% for more than three weeks since June 26.

Statewide, a total of 24,310 cases and 1,342 deaths involve the state’s African American community.


Here are the statewide statistics as of Friday, July 24. 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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