Montgomery County has recorded more than 300 cases of COVID-19 on all but two days so far during the month of January. The county eclipsed that mark again on Saturday, adding 377 cases to bring the total to 56,328 since the pandemic began.
There were 26 days in December and seven days in November when the county added more than 300 cases of the virus. Prior to November, the county had not added more than 300 cases on one day since June 4.
The county recorded five new confirmed deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 1,225.
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.
Across Maryland on Saturday there were 339,307 cases of COVID-19, which was an increase of 2,392 overnight. There have been 6,662 confirmed deaths statewide.
As of Saturday there were 41,426 county residents who had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is 3.94% of the population. A second dose has been administered to 4,587 people, which is 0.44% of the population.