2021 | Coronavirus

County’s COVID-19 deaths decreasing after rising earlier in winter

February has had a big drop from January, December

The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Montgomery County is decreasing after rising earlier in the winter.

There have been 103 confirmed COVID-19 deaths reported in 26 days of February compared to 179 in all of January.

On Friday morning, no additional confirmed deaths in the county had been reported since the previous day.

There were 169 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the county in December, after 79 in November.

The numbers were much lower in the late summer and early fall, including 24 in October.

May was the deadliest month for the county, with 343 confirmed deaths.

The county has had a total of 1,363 confirmed deaths.

There have been an additional 45 “probable” deaths from the virus. “Probable” deaths have the coronavirus listed as the cause but have not been confirmed by laboratory tests yet.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths from each month during the pandemic was:

● February: 103 (as of Friday)
● January: 179
● December: 169
● November: 79
● October: 24
● September: 27
● August: 32
● July: 51
● June: 127
● May: 343
● April: 227
● March: 2

The state reports new totals at about 10 a.m. each day. The figures above are based on considering the totals to be part of the day those totals are released.

The first three known cases of COVID-19 were reported in Maryland on March 5.

Throughout the pandemic, Montgomery County — the jurisdiction with the highest population in Maryland — has consistently had the highest number of confirmed deaths in the state and the second highest number of cases.

On Friday morning, the Maryland Department of Health reported 143 new cases in Montgomery County, bringing the county’s total to 63,039.

In Montgomery County, 141,146 residents — or 13.4% of the county’s population — have received a first dose of the two-dose COVID-19 vaccines.

Across the state, the number of cases increased by 970 since Thursday morning. The state has had 380,436 cases.

There have been 7,656 people who are confirmed to have died from the coronavirus in the state. More than 940 people are currently hospitalized with the virus.