Wednesday’s COVID-19 Daily Case Numbers: Maryland 2,220, Montgomery 253

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

The Maryland Department of Health reported 253 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Wednesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 34,159.

The county has a rolling seven-day average of 5.6% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a decrease of 0.03 from Tuesday’s average rate of 5.63%. The county’s positivity rate is lower than in 19 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.

Montgomery County recorded eight new coronavirus-related fatalities Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 924.

Montgomery County leads the state in total COVID-19 related fatalities; Prince George’s County has 913 fatalities and the most coronavirus cases in the state with 42,190 cases.

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles asked private schools to consider a return to fully-virtual instruction on Nov. 20. At the time four schools in the county reported an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in their schools. As of Wednesday, two schools are reporting COVID-19 cases in the county. They are:

  • Bullis School, Potomac: 10 cases
  • Torah School of Greater Washington, Silver Spring: 3 cases

County and state health officials are monitoring the surge in COVID-19 cases closely.

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at Tuesday’s coronavirus news conference that all hospitals must submit a surge plan to the state by Dec. 8. The plan must include strategies to implement additional beds and surge staffing.

County Executive Marc Elrich, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard will hold their weekly media COVID-19 briefing Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The briefing will be broadcast live on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD) and on Facebook and County Cable Montgomery.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

Wednesday the state recorded 2,220 new infections since Tuesday. This is the 28th consecutive day the state recorded more than a thousand new cases in one day. The state’s cumulative case count is 203,355.

COVID-19 related hospitalizations continue to climb. On Wednesday, the state reported 1,578 patients were hospitalized across the state with the virus. During Gov. Larry Hogan’s media briefing Tuesday afternoon, he noted that 21 hospitals are currently at 90% capacity.

Wednesday the state recorded 42 newly reported deaths, bringing the state death toll to 4,558. The state has not seen this many newly reported deaths since June 3 when 45 deaths were reported.

The state reported a rolling seven-day average of 7.52% for positive COVID-19 tests Wednesday. This is an increase of 0.19 from Tuesday’s rate of 7.33%.

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