2021 | Coronavirus

Montgomery County averaging five COVID-19 deaths per day in January

549 new confirmed cases reported Friday

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With seven new COVID-19 deaths reported on Friday, Montgomery County has reported 40 deaths in January, or an average of five per day.

Through the first eight days of December, the county had reported 31 COVID-19 deaths. Through the entire month of December, 163 deaths were reported.

In total, 1,126 Montgomery County residents have died of the coronavirus, according to state data. An additional 43 “probable” deaths have been reported. “Probable” deaths mean COVID-19 is listed as the cause of death, but it was not confirmed with a laboratory test.

As of Friday, Montgomery County has reported 49,806 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. There were 549 new cases reported on Friday, the fourth day of 500 or more new cases this month.

Across Maryland, 3,732 new cases were reported on Friday, bringing the state’s total to 299,606. Forty-three new deaths were reported, raising the state’s total to 6,047.

According to the state health department, 111,760 people have been administered a vaccine dose in Phase 1A so far. That is an increase of 13,224 people from Thursday.

In the National Capital Region — Montgomery, Prince George’s, Frederick and Charles Counties — 25,511 people have been vaccinated, or 1% of the population in the region.