2021 | Coronavirus

Montgomery County averaging 437 new COVID-19 cases daily in January

During pandemic, county has had 49,257 confirmed cases

Through the first seven days of January, Montgomery County has reported an average of 437 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 each day.

On Thursday, 393 new cases were recorded, bringing the county’s total to 49,257.

Five new confirmed deaths in the county were also reported. As of Thursday, 1,119 Montgomery County residents were confirmed to have died of COVID-19.

There have been an additional 43 “probable” deaths, meaning the coronavirus is listed as the cause of death but it was not confirmed with a laboratory test.

Maryland added 2,970 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 295,874.

Forty-four confirmed deaths were added, for a new total in Maryland of 6,004.

According to the state health department, 98,536 people have been administered a vaccine dose in Phase 1A so far. That is an increase of 11,803 people from Wednesday.

In the National Capital Region ā€” Montgomery, Prince Georgeā€™s, Frederick and Charles Counties ā€” 21,563 people have been vaccinated, or 0.9% of the population in the region.