2021 | Coronavirus

About 6% of Montgomery County residents have tested positive for COVID-19

41,604 residents fully vaccinated

Nearly one year into the pandemic, about 6% of Montgomery County residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

As of Saturday morning, the county has reported a total of 62,336 cases of the coronavirus, an increase of 102 cases since Friday.

That means about 5.9% of the county’s 1.05 million residents have tested positive.

That rate doesn’t account for people who might have tested positive multiple times.

The rate is similar across Maryland. About 6.2% of the state’s 6.04 million residents have tested positive for the virus.

No new deaths were reported in Montgomery County on Saturday. In total, 1,350 county residents have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March 2020. There have been an additional 45 “probable” deaths, meaning the coronavirus is listed as the cause of death, but it was not confirmed with a laboratory test.

As of Friday afternoon, 119,140 county residents had received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 41,604 had received a second dose. Only 426 vaccines were administered on Thursday because county-run clinics were closed due to inclement weather.

Across Maryland, there have been 375,737 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 7,515 deaths. There have been 706,885 Maryland residents who have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 306,164 who have received a second dose.