2021 | Coronavirus

Montgomery County has added 400 or more COVID-19 cases on all but three days this month

County added seven new confirmed deaths on Thursday

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Montgomery County has added 400 or more cases of COVID-19 on all but three days so far in January.

The county reached that mark again Thursday with 474 new cases of the virus, an increase of 0.91% overnight.

The county has had 52,842 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Montgomery County also added seven confirmed deaths on Thursday, bringing its total to 1,167.

There have been 44 “probable” deaths from the virus. “Probable” deaths have the coronavirus listed as the cause on death certificates but have not been confirmed by laboratory tests yet.

Maryland added 2,948 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday to bring its total to 317,815 — an increase of 0.94%.

There have been 6,277 confirmed deaths from the virus across the state as of Thursday morning, and there were 1,843 people hospitalized from the virus.

In the National Capital Region, which includes Montgomery, Prince George’s, Frederick and Charles counties, 44,226 people have been vaccinated, which is 1.85% of the population.

According to a hospital data tool developed by NPR, which uses data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, five hospitals in Montgomery County are seeing seven-day average of 268 COVID-19 patients per day, and 41% of inpatient beds across the five hospitals are filled with COVID-19 patients.

Here’s the breakdown of hospitals and their beds filled with COVID-19 patients:
● Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville: 35% of ICU beds, 15% of inpatient beds, 66 daily COVID-19 patients on a seven-day average
● Holy Cross Germantown Hospital: 40% of ICU beds, 26% of inpatient beds, 23 daily COVID-19 patients on a seven-day average
● Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring: 70% of ICU beds, 26% of inpatient beds, 100 daily COVID-19 patients on a seven-day average
● MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney: 35% of ICU beds, 37% of inpatient beds, 45 daily COVID-19 patients on a seven-day average
● Suburban Hospital in Bethesda: 27% of ICU beds, 14% of inpatient beds, 34 daily COVID-19 patients on a seven-day average