2021 | Coronavirus

Montgomery County adds 111 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday

First time in more than a week with more than 100 cases in a day

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Montgomery County recorded 111 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday — the first time in more than a week that the county has added more than 100 cases of the virus.

The county has had 69,735 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic started more than a year ago.

On April 21, the county added 104 cases of the virus, then recorded fewer than 100 for seven straight days.

Overall, the spread has been tapering over the last few months since reaching a high point of 639 cases in one day on Jan. 10.

Montgomery County added one confirmed fatality from the virus on Thursday, bringing the total to 1,476 since the pandemic started.

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, 365,861 (34.8%) of Montgomery County residents were fully vaccinated and 543,696 (51.7%) were partially vaccinated. The county is set to resume administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week.

As of Thursday, Maryland has had 446,459 cases of COVID-19 and 8,530 confirmed deaths since the pandemic started.