2021 | Coronavirus

63% of Montgomery County residents have taken a COVID-19 test

120 new cases, no deaths reported in county on Friday

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About 63% of Montgomery County residents have taken a COVID-19 test since the start of the pandemic, according to state data.

Montgomery County has the fifth-highest percentage of people tested in the state, behind Baltimore City (73%), Kent County (72%), Allegany County (67%) and Dorchester County (66%).

The rest of the state’s counties range from 42% of their population tested in Calvert County to 62% in Talbot County.

In Montgomery County on Friday, 120 new cases of COVID-19 were reported. There have been 66,951 cases since the start of the pandemic.

No new deaths were reported  in the county on Friday morning. In total, 1,430 Montgomery County residents are confirmed to have died from the virus.

An additional 46 “probable” deaths have been reported, meaning the coronavirus was listed as the cause of death, but it was not confirmed with a laboratory test.

Across Maryland, there have been 414,385 cases and 8,134 confirmed deaths.

The statewide test positivity rate was 5.6% as of Friday, and 1,045 people were hospitalized with COVID-19.

More than 8 million coronavirus tests have been administered in Maryland.