2021 | Coronavirus

After five days with no COVID-19 deaths, county reports four on Wednesday

30% of county residents at least partially vaccinated

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After five days without reporting a new COVID-19 death, Montgomery County on Wednesday reported four.

The county’s death toll rose to 1,426 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Fifty-nine deaths were reported in the county in March. There were 107 deaths in February, and 179 in January.

There have been an additional 46 “probable” deaths. That means the coronavirus is listed as the cause of death, but it was not confirmed with a laboratory test. Most probable deaths were recorded in the first three months of the pandemic.

On Wednesday, 115 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the county. The county has had 66,704 confirmed cases of the virus.

Across Maryland, there have been 411,344 cases and 8,101 confirmed deaths.

About 31% of Montgomery County residents (324,408) have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 16.4% (172,783) are fully vaccinated, according to the county’s Department of Health and Human Services.

About 28.4% of Marylanders (1.7 million) have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and about 16% (969,451) are fully vaccinated.