2021 | Coronavirus

14 of 15 days with largest COVID-19 case increases in Montgomery County have been in past six weeks

488 new cases reported in county on Tuesday

A chart showing daily COVID-19 cases increases in Montgomery County, one week at a time.

Chart by Karilyn Mason

Fourteen of the 15 days with the largest single-day increases in new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County have happened since Dec. 1.

In each of the days with the largest increases, there were more than 475 new cases.

Seven of the fifteen largest one-day increases have come in the first 12 days of January. The largest increase of the pandemic was on Sunday, when 639 cases were reported.

May 19, when 533 cases were reported, was the only day outside of December and January in the top 15.

With 488 new cases reported, Tuesday was the 13th largest single-day increase in the county.

Montgomery County has had 52,015 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March.

Six new deaths were reported on Tuesday, bringing the county’s death toll to 1,146.

An additional 43 “probable” deaths have been recorded, meaning the coronavirus is listed as the cause of death, but it was not confirmed with a laboratory test.

Across Maryland, there have been 312,351 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 52,015 deaths.

Montgomery County continues to have the highest number of confirmed deaths and the second highest number of known cases. Prince George’s County has had 1,120 deaths and 60,505 cases.

The county is currently providing vaccines for people qualified to be in Tiers 1 and 2 of Phase 1A of the vaccine distribution.

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses — three to four weeks apart. There have been 152,129 people who have received a first dose of either vaccine, and 9,655 people who have received a second dose statewide.

The region including Montgomery, Prince George’s, Frederick, and Charles counties has had 37,067 people vaccinated, or 1.6% of its population . The state’s data do not break down the region’s vaccination by first and second doses.