2021 | Coronavirus

Forty percent of Montgomery County residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19

47 new cases reported in county on Saturday

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Forty percent of Montgomery County residents are vaccinated against COVID-19, according to data from the county’s Department of Health and Human Services.

As of Saturday morning, the county had reported 423,477 (40.3%) of all residents were fully vaccinated and 578,690 (55.1%) were partially vaccinated.

The county has based its reopening plan on the percentage of people who are vaccinated. The next phase will be triggered by 60% of the population receiving a first dose. The last phase will be reached once 50% of the population is fully vaccinated with a second dose or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In Maryland, about 2.2 million people (37%) are fully vaccinated and about 2.8 million people (47%) are partially vaccinated.

Forty-seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Montgomery County on Saturday.

Three new deaths were also reported, increasing the total since the start of the pandemic to 1,482. There have been an additional 46 “probable” deaths, meaning COVID-19 is listed as the cause but it was not confirmed with a laboratory test.

Across the state, there have been 452,691 cases and 8,652 deaths.