The Latest COVID-19 Numbers Including Montgomery County Schools

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for April 7

The Maryland Department of Health reported 130 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Wednesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 67,505.

Montgomery County recorded no new coronavirus-related fatalities Wednesday, so the death toll remains at 1,438, the highest in the state.

As of April 6, there are 112 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Montgomery County.

As of Wednesday, 44 schools in the state are reporting two or more COVID-19 cases verified by testing. Of those 44 schools, five are located in Montgomery County. They include:

  • Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring reports two cases.
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney reports three cases.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes School (4th grade) in Bethesda reports three cases.
  • Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring reports two cases.
  • The Heights School in Potomac reports two cases.

Montgomery County Public Schools notifies the community whenever a student or staff member either tests positive or is assumed to be positive for COVID-19. So far during the month of April, four schools have reported to the community at least one case of COVID-19.

The county has a rolling seven-day average rate of 3.11% for positive COVID19 tests, which is a decrease of 0.13 from Tuesday’s average rate of 3.24%. The county’s positivity rate is lower than in 21 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.

With 1,438 fatalities, Montgomery County leads the state in total COVID-19 related fatalities but not in total cases. Prince George’s County has the most coronavirus cases in the state with 79,286 cases and 1,366 fatalities.

Somerset County located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has the most cases per capita with 97 cases per 1,000 residents. Allegany County in the western region of the state has the second-highest cases per capita at 93.6 cases per 1,000 residents.

 

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics for April 7

Wednesday the state recorded 1,471 new infections bringing the state’s cumulative case count to 420,526.

There are currently 1,200 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 across the state as of Wednesday morning. While this is a significantly lower level than January’s pandemic high numbers, hospitalizations are increasing. Since Monday, March 29 the number of Marylanders hospitalized with COVID-19 has been greater than 1,000.

There are 44 schools in the state reporting two or more positive COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday morning.

Wednesday the state recorded 11 newly reported deaths, bringing the state death toll to 8,203.

The state reported a rolling seven-day average of 5.71% for positive COVID-19 tests Wednesday. This is a decrease of 0.09 from Tuesday’s rate of 5.8%.

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