2021 | Coronavirus

Montgomery County COVID-19 test positivity is lowest since pandemic began

County surpasses 70,000 cases

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With 42 new cases reported on Tuesday, Montgomery County has had more than 70,000 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

In total, there have been 70,006 cases of the virus, according to the state Department of Health.

On Tuesday, the county’s COVID-19 test positivity rate was 2.2%, the lowest since the pandemic began.

No new deaths were reported on Tuesday. There have been 1,477 confirmed deaths in Montgomery County.

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. Most “probable” deaths were recorded in the early months of the pandemic.

In Maryland, there have been 450,010 cases and 8,612 deaths.

Montgomery County’s case rate per 100,000 people was 6.6 on Tuesday, the lowest since Aug. 31, when the rate was 6.3.

At its peak in January, the case rate was 49.8 per 100,000 people.

The state’s case rate as of Tuesday morning was 13.46.