Montgomery County now has had more than 20,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to data released Monday morning by the Maryland Department of Health.

Since Sunday, cases increased by 60 — or 0.3% — bringing the total number the county has had to 20,006.

The state also reported one additional confirmed death in the county since Sunday morning. The death toll for the county is now at 782 from the virus.

There have been 39 “probable” deaths. “Probable” deaths have the coronavirus listed as the cause of death on certificates but have not been confirmed by laboratory tests yet.

Over the last three days, the county has administered an average of 3,548 COVID-19 tests, with a test positivity rate of 2.1%.

Across the state, the number of cases increased by 458 — or 0.4% — for a new total of 108,249. There have been 3,612 people confirmed to have died from the virus in the state.


More than 1,938,000 tests have been administered, with a test positivity rate of 3.3%.

Of the 377 patients who are hospitalized in Maryland with the virus, 270 are in acute care and 107 are in intensive care. More than 14,300 people have been hospitalized with the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.

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