More than a quarter of Montgomery County residents have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the county’s Department of Health and Human Services.
The county reported on Monday that 270,266 people (25.7%) had received their first dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, both of which require two shots.
There were 140,264 people (13.3%) who were fully vaccinated — meaning that they had received their second shot of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or they had received their one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The County Council on Friday will consider expanding vaccine eligibility to select geographic areas of the county.
Montgomery County recorded 90 cases of the COVID-19 on Tuesday, which was the 10th day this month in which fewer than 100 cases were added. The county has had 65,686 cases of the virus since the pandemic started a year ago.
The county on Tuesday recorded five confirmed fatalities from COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 1,415.
There also have been 46 “probable” deaths. “Probable” deaths have the coronavirus listed as the cause of death on certificates but have not been confirmed by laboratory tests yet.
Across Maryland on Tuesday, there had been 401,427 cases of COVID-19 and 8,010 confirmed deaths.