For the second time in May, Montgomery County on Monday reported fewer than 30 new cases of COVID-19 in one day.
Twenty-four new cases were reported on Monday. Fourteen were reported on May 6.
Prior to May, the county had reported fewer than 30 new cases in a day just once (April 19) since March 2020.
The county is averaging about 45 new cases per day this month. The average in April was about 103 new cases per day, and about 110 in March.
There have been 70,233 cases of the virus in the county since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
One new confirmed COVID-19 death was recorded on Monday in Montgomery County, increasing its total to 1,483.
There have been an additional 46 “probable” deaths, meaning COVID-19 is listed as the cause, but it was not confirmed with a laboratory test.
In Maryland, there have been 453,125 cases of COVID-19 and 8,660 confirmed deaths.
As of Monday morning, 822 Marylanders were hospitalized with the coronavirus: 606 in acute care and 216 in intensive care, according to the Maryland Department of Health.
Nearly 10 million COVID-19 tests have been administered across the state since the start of the pandemic.