Montgomery County had a seven-day average of 2.7 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents as of Sunday, the lowest rate since the pandemic started 14 months ago.
The rate was 2.5 cases per 100,000 residents on March 28, 2020, according to county data. After that, the rate grew steadily, reaching a high point of 49.8 cases per 100,000 residents in mid-January.
The rate did not fall back below 3 cases per 100,000 residents until last week.
Montgomery County recorded 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and has had 458,520 cases since the pandemic started. The county also recorded 14 cases on May 6, which, at that time, was the fewest added in a day since March 24, 2020.
The county has recorded fewer than 50 cases for 12 consecutive days as of Monday.
The county recorded two confirmed fatalities from the virus on Monday, bringing the death toll to 1,497 since the pandemic started.
There have also been 46 “probable deaths,” meaning the coronavirus is listed as the cause but has not been confirmed through a laboratory test.
Maryland has had 458,520 cases of COVID-19 and 8,831 confirmed deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, as of Monday.