Montgomery County has had 131 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in January — an average of 6.24 deaths per day.
That is slightly up from the death rate from the virus in December of 5.45 deaths per day. The county added 169 confirmed deaths in December.
The county recorded 11 confirmed deaths from the virus on Thursday, bringing its total to 1,212 since the beginning of the pandemic in March.
An additional 44 “probable” deaths have been reported. A “probable” death is one that has COVID-19 listed as the cause, but it was not confirmed with a laboratory test.
Montgomery County added 328 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing its total to 55,531 — an increase of 0.59%.
Maryland has had 334,519 cases of COVID-19, with an increase of 0.65% overnight as of Thursday morning. There have been 6,560 confirmed deaths statewide.
Montgomery County has had the most confirmed deaths of any county in Maryland, and the second highest total of cases, behind only Prince George’s County.
As of Thursday, 35,228 Montgomery County residents had received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is about 3.35% of the population. There were 3,926 county residents who had received a second dose, which is about 0.37% 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 a seven-day average of 278 COVID-19 patients per day, and 25% 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, 65 daily COVID-19 patients on a seven-day average
● Holy Cross Germantown Hospital: 46% of ICU beds, 26% of inpatient beds, 24 daily COVID-19 patients on a seven-day average
● Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring: 63% of ICU beds, 27% of inpatient beds, 101 daily COVID-19 patients on a seven-day average
● MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney: 46% of ICU beds, 39% of inpatient beds, 47 daily COVID-19 patients on a seven-day average
● Suburban Hospital in Bethesda: 50% of ICU beds, 16% of inpatient beds, 41 daily COVID-19 patients on a seven-day average