2021 | Coronavirus

County has had 349 confirmed COVID-19 deaths this year

91 new cases of the virus reported Monday morning

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There have been about 40% fewer COVID-19 deaths in Montgomery County this year than during a comparable period at the start of the pandemic last year, as the spread of the virus has slowed.

The county has had 349 confirmed deaths related to the virus this year.

By comparison, the county reported 572 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in roughly the first three months of the pandemic, which started in early March 2020.

On Monday morning, the county reported no new deaths, leaving the count at 1,435.

There also have been 45 “probable” deaths. “Probable” deaths have the coronavirus listed as the cause on certificates but have not been confirmed by laboratory tests yet.

The county recorded 91 new coronavirus cases since Sunday morning, bringing its total to 67,303.

As of Monday, 371,380 county residents — or 35.3% of the county’s population — have received a first COVID-19 vaccine dose. There are 207,390 residents — or 19.7% of the population — who are fully vaccinated with a second dose or a one-dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson.

Across the state, 859 new cases were reported on Monday morning, for a total of 418,188 since the beginning of the health crisis.

There have been 8,177 people who are confirmed to have died from the coronavirus in Maryland. More than 1,160 people are currently hospitalized with the virus.