2021 | Coronavirus

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Montgomery County continue to drop

County recorded 107 new cases on Thursday

COVID-19 hospitalizations have continued to drop in Montgomery County this week, continuing a downward trend since mid-January.

As of Tuesday, the county’s Department of Health and Human Services was reporting that 10.9% of hospital beds in the community were occupied with COVID-19 patients, down from 12.3% just two days earlier.

On Jan. 9, nearly 25% of hospital beds in the county were occupied by patients with the virus, but the percentage has fallen since then.

Montgomery County recorded 107 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, and has had 63,702 cases since the beginning of the pandemic a year ago.

The county recorded one additional fatality from the virus overnight, bringing the death toll to 1,376.

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.

As of Thursday morning, the Maryland Department of Health was reporting that 15.4% of Montgomery County’s population had received one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 7.6% had received a second shot.

Maryland has had 384,765 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, as of Thursday. There have been 7,740 confirmed deaths.

The state was reporting a positivity rate of 3.24% on Thursday, slightly above Montgomery County’s rate of 3.1% as of Monday.