2021 | Coronavirus

County’s seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases down 78% from January peak

108 new cases reported Thursday morning

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Montgomery County’s seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases has decreased by 78% since its peak in January.

As of Wednesday, the county reported a seven-day average of 10.9 cases per 100,000 residents.

The average peaked at 49.8 on Jan. 12, nearly three months earlier. The average consistently dropped until it started to flatten out in late February.

The county still considers 10.9 to be a “high risk of transmission” for cases.

On Thursday morning, the Maryland Department of Health reported 108 new cases in Montgomery County, bringing its total to 67,613.

Two additional confirmed deaths from the virus were also reported. There have been 1,440 confirmed deaths from the virus in the county since March 2020.

There also have been 46 “probable” deaths. “Probable” deaths have the coronavirus listed as the cause on certificates but have not been confirmed by laboratory tests yet.

As of Wednesday, 388,163 residents — or 36.9% of the county’s population — have received a first dose of a vaccine. There are 219,411 residents — or 20.9% of the population — who have received a second dose or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Across Maryland, the number of cases increased by 1,297 on Thursday morning. The state has had 421,823 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

There have been 8,224 people who are confirmed to have died from the virus in Maryland and 1,216 people are hospitalized.