Montgomery County’s average daily increase in COVID-19 cases has been more than 2.5 times lower in February than in January.
In February, the county has averaged about 155 new cases per day. In January, there was an average of 412 new cases.
About 412 daily cases were also reported in December and about 247 were recorded each day in November. About 110 daily cases were reported in October.
On Saturday the county added 127 new cases, raising the total since the start of the pandemic to 63,166 confirmed cases.
Two new deaths were also reported, increasing the county’s death toll to 1,365. There have been an additional 45 “probable” deaths, meaning the coronavirus is listed as the cause of death, but it was not confirmed with a laboratory test.
In total, 145,015 county residents (13.8%) have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Friday afternoon, according to state data, and 70,188 (6.7%) have received a second dose.
Across the state, 820,398 people (13.6%) have received a first dose of the vaccine, and 449,420 (7.5%) have received a second dose.
There have been 381,272 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland and 7,674 deaths.