Montgomery County on Friday reported fewer than 50 new cases of COVID-19 for the ninth consecutive day.
Thirty new cases were reported on Friday, increasing the county’s total to 70,645 since the start of the pandemic.
The last time the county had more than 50 new cases in a day was May 12, when there were 55.
One new confirmed COVID-19 death was recorded on Friday. There have been 1,493 in Montgomery County during the pandemic.
There have been an additional 46 “probable” deaths, meaning the coronavirus is listed as the cause but it was not confirmed with a laboratory test.
In Maryland, there have been 457,527 cases of the virus and 8,782 confirmed deaths.
According to the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, 630,287 residents (60%) have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 510,307 (48.6%) are fully vaccinated.
On Monday, the county entered phase two of its three-stage reopening plan, which was triggered by 60% of the county’s population receiving at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
The county is scheduled to enter the final phase of its reopening plan on May 28 at 6 a.m. That is based on 50% of the population being fully vaccinated.