2021 | Coronavirus

County records more than 300 new COVID-19 cases overnight

14 new confirmed deaths from virus reported in county

Montgomery County recorded 353 new cases of COVID-19 — an increase of 0.7% — overnight, bringing its total to 52,368.

The Maryland Department of Health reported 14 additional confirmed deaths from the virus in the county. Montgomery’s death toll now sits at 1,160.

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

Across the state, the number of cases increased by 2,516 — or 0.8% — for a new total of 314,867 cases.

There have been 6,233 people confirmed to have died from the virus in Maryland.

According to a hospital data tool developed by NPR, an average of 41% of intensive care unit beds in five hospitals in Montgomery County are filled with COVID-19 patients.

Overall, an average of 72% of the ICU beds are filled with patients.

Here’s the breakdown of hospitals and their beds filled with COVID-19 patients:
● Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville: 35% of ICU beds, 15% of inpatient beds, 66 daily COVID-19 patients on a seven-day average
● Holy Cross Germantown Hospital: 40% of ICU beds, 26% of inpatient beds, 23 daily COVID-19 patients on a seven-day average
● Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring: 70% of ICU beds, 26% of inpatient beds, 100 daily COVID-19 patients on a seven-day average
● MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney: 35% of ICU beds, 37% of inpatient beds, 45 daily COVID-19 patients on a seven-day average
● Suburban Hospital in Bethesda: 27% of ICU beds, 14% of inpatient beds, 34 daily COVID-19 patients on a seven-day average

MedStar has come close to filling all of its in-patient beds and is currently at 91% of its capacity, while Suburban follows with 88%.

Holy Cross in Silver Spring has 93% of its total ICU beds filled, followed by 91% of total ICU beds filled at Suburban.

According to the state’s vaccination data for Phase 1A, 164,907 people have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Of those who are vaccinated, 12,704 have received a second dose.

In the National Capital Region — Montgomery, Prince George’s, Frederick and Charles counties — 40,747 people have been vaccinated, which represents 1.7% of the region’s population.

The state does not break down vaccination data for the region by first and second doses.