2021 | Coronavirus

County adds at least 500 COVID-19 cases for third day this month

10 new confirmed deaths from virus reported in county

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Montgomery County reported 513 new confirmed COVID-19 cases — an increase of 1.1% — on Wednesday morning, bringing its total to 48,864.

It’s the third day in the new year that the county has reported at least 500 new cases. The county had 517 new cases on Friday and 514 new cases on Monday.

The Maryland Department of Health also reported 10 new confirmed deaths from the virus in Montgomery County. The county’s death toll from COVID-19 is now 1,114.

There also have been 43 “probable” deaths. “Probable” deaths have the coronavirus listed as the cause of death on certificates but have not been confirmed by laboratory tests yet.

Across the state, the number of cases increased by 3,146 — or 1.1% — on Wednesday morning. The state has now had 292,904 known cases.

There have been 5,960 confirmed deaths from the virus statewide.

According to the state health department, 86,733 people have been administered a vaccine dose in Phase 1A so far.

In the National Capital Region — Montgomery, Prince George’s, Frederick and Charles Counties — 19,088 people have been vaccinated, or 0.8% of the population in the region.

There are currently 1,862 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Maryland.