2020 | Coronavirus

Montgomery County adds 1,356 COVID-19 cases in three days

12 deaths reported during the same period

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Montgomery County recorded 1,356 cases of COVID-19 during the last three days, bringing the total in the county to 47,147 cases, according to the Maryland Department of Health.

The county added 409 cases on Thursday, 517 on Friday and 430 on Saturday, the state reported.

The county also added 12 confirmed deaths during the last three days, bringing the death toll to 1,089.

There have also been 43 “probable” deaths. “Probable” deaths have the coronavirus listed as the cause of death on certificates but have not been confirmed by laboratory tests yet.

Across Maryland on Saturday there were 283,171 cases of COVID-19 – an increase of 9,482 cases in the past three days. There were 5,799 confirmed deaths from the virus statewide.

As of Saturday morning, 54,060 people across Maryland had received a COVID-19 vaccine, which is 0.89% of the population.

In the National Capital Region, which includes Montgomery, Prince George’s, Frederick and Charles counties, 11,752 people have been vaccinated, which is 0.49% of the population. The state does not give a county-by-county breakdown of vaccinations.

Across Maryland on Saturday, there were 1,692 patients in the hospital from the virus, and the state had a positivity rate of 8.94%.

During the week of Dec. 18 through 24, an average of 25% of hospital beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients in Montgomery County, according to a chart from NPR. The data in the chart is sourced from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.