Montgomery County’s seven-day average of COVID-19 cases residents has risen slightly from where it was earlier this month, according to data from county’s Department of Health and Human Services.
The county recorded a daily average of 10.5 cases per 100,000 residents as of Friday, which was up from 9.1 cases per 100,000 residents on March 9. However, the daily average has fallen overall over the past two months, from its peak of 49.8 cases per 100,000 residents on Jan. 12.
The slight increase in Montgomery County’s case rate mirrors a similar rise in cases across Maryland and the country since the beginning of the month.
The county added 119 cases of COVID-19 since Friday, according to the Maryland Department of Health. The county has had 65,408 cases of the virus since the pandemic started a year ago.
The county recorded one confirmed fatality from the virus on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 1,410.
There have been 46 “probable” deaths. “Probable” deaths have the coronavirus listed as the cause of death on certificates but have not been confirmed by laboratory tests yet.
As of Friday, Montgomery County was reporting that 253,250 residents (24.1%) had receive one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 130,945 (12.5%) had been fully vaccinated, meaning they either received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Maryland has had 399,016 cases of COVID-19 and 7,973 confirmed deaths as of Saturday.