Montgomery County recorded 14 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday morning — the fewest reported daily cases since the first month of the pandemic.
On March 24, 2020, 14 cases were reported in the county.
Other days early this month have included daily case counts between 42 and 69.
The county has now had 70,089 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Two additional confirmed COVID-19 deaths were reported in the county on Thursday, bringing the total to 1,479 during the health crisis.
There also have been 46 “probable” deaths. “Probable” deaths have the coronavirus listed as the cause of death on certificates and have not been confirmed by laboratory tests yet.
In Montgomery County, 570,689 residents — or 54.3% of the population — have received a first COVID-19 vaccine dose. The number of residents getting either a second dose or a one-dose vaccine is now 410,006 — or 39% of the population.
Across Maryland, the number of cases increased by 578 on Thursday, for a total of 451,267 cases.
There have been 8,631 people who have died from the virus in the state. More than 900 people are hospitalized.