Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for May 17
Since Friday, May 14, the Maryland Department of Health has reported 88 new cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County — 24 Saturday, 33 Sunday and 31 Monday. The county’s cumulative case count is 70,530.
The county most recently reported that 75 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Montgomery County as of May 9.
Montgomery County recorded two new coronavirus-related fatalities since Friday, May 14. The death toll for the county is 1,489, which is the highest in the state.
The county has a positive test rate of 1.47% for Sunday, which is an increase of 0.06 from Saturday’s average rate of 1.41%. The county’s positivity rate is lower than 22 of the 24 jurisdictions in Maryland.
Montgomery County leads the state in total COVID-19 related fatalities (1,489) but not in total cases. Prince George’s County has 1,456 fatalities and the most coronavirus cases in the state with 84,460 cases. Baltimore County has the second-highest death toll with 1,472 fatalities and 65,015 cases.
Somerset County on the Eastern Shore has the highest per capita cases with 100.6 cases per 1,000 residents. Allegany County in the western region of the state has the second-highest cases per capita at 98.6 cases per 1,000 residents.
Maryland COVID-19 Statistics for May 17
Since Friday, May 14, the state recorded 959 new infections — 378 Saturday, 369 Sunday, and 212 Monday. On Monday, the increase was the lowest since March 27, 2020, when 194 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded. The state’s cumulative case count is 456,216.
On Monday, the state reported 613 patients were hospitalized across the state with the virus. COVID-19 related hospitalizations have been decreasing since April 20. Since May 2, the number of Marylanders hospitalized with the disease has remained below 1,000.
Maryland recorded 24 new coronavirus-related fatalities since Friday, May 14 — 17 Saturday, four Sunday, and three Monday — bringing the death toll to 8,740.
The state reported a positive test rate of 2.51% for tests completed Sunday. This is a decrease of 0.01 from Saturday’s rate of 2.52%.