2021 | Coronavirus

County again has fewer than 100 daily new COVID-19 cases

Daily figure had climbed into triple digits for five straight days

After five straight days of adding more than 100 new COVID-19 cases, Montgomery County on Monday dipped back into double digits.

On Monday morning, 99 new cases were reported, bringing the county’s total during the pandemic to 66,491.

Montgomery County has recorded fewer than 100 new COVID-19 cases for 15% of the total days this year.

The number of new cases reported in the county each day has gradually decreased since January, when there was a pandemic peak on Jan. 10 of 639 cases.

There have been 13 days this year in which the daily count was fewer than 100. Eleven of those days have been in March.

There were no new confirmed deaths reported on Monday, leaving the county’s total of people who have died from the virus at 1,422.

There have been 46 “probable” deaths. “Probable” deaths have the coronavirus listed as the cause on certificates but have not been confirmed by laboratory tests yet.

There are 319,703 county residents — or 30.4% of the population — who have received one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. There are 167,713 residents — or 16% of the population — who are fully vaccinated with a second dose or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Across Maryland, the number of cases increased by 1,031 on Monday, for a new total of 409,075 cases since March 2020.

Nine additional deaths in the state were reported on Monday morning. There have now been 8,075 people who are confirmed to have died from the virus in the state.

More than 1,000 people are currently hospitalized with the virus.