2021 | Coronavirus

County records second highest number of COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

More than 600 confirmed cases reported in 24-hour period

Montgomery County recorded the second highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began with 622 reported since Friday.

The cases reported by the Maryland Department of Health Saturday morning, falls just under the highest number of daily cases recorded during the health crisis at 631 on Dec. 4.

The county also recorded an increase of 622 cases on Dec. 12.

The county has now had a total of 50,428 cases, according to state records.

The 10 highest numbers of daily reported cases have all been in December and January, except for May 19 when 533 cases were reported.

The state Saturday morning also reported an additional five confirmed deaths from the virus in the county. The county’s death toll now sits at 1,131.

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

Montgomery County continues to have the highest number of confirmed deaths and the second highest number of known cases. Prince George’s County has had 1,104 deaths and 58,954 cases.

Across the state, cases rose by 3,758 — an increase of 1.3% — for a new total of 303,364 known cases.

There have been 6,075 people who have died and 1,877 people who are currently hospitalized with the virus in Maryland.

The county is currently providing vaccines for people qualified to be in Tiers 1 and 2 of Phase 1A of the vaccine distribution.

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses — three to four weeks apart. There have been 123,971 people who have received a first dose of either vaccine, and 4,826 people who have received a second dose statewide.

Montgomery, Prince George’s, Frederick, and Charles counties have had 29,577 people vaccinated, or 1.2% of the region’s population . The state’s data does not break down the region’s vaccination by first and second doses.