2021 | Coronavirus

Montgomery County records fewer than 100 cases of COVID-19 for first time in 11 days

95 cases added on Saturday

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Montgomery County recorded fewer than 100 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday for the first time in 11 days, adding 95.

The county last recorded fewer than 100 cases on April 6, when 72 were added.

The county has had 68,718 cases since the beginning of the pandemic more than a year ago.

The number of daily COVID-19 cases fell steadily in Montgomery County from a peak of 639 on Jan. 10 to levels consistently in the 100s from mid-February onward.

Since then, cases have remained consistently in the 100s; on some days, there are fewer than that mark.

There were 12 days in March when the county added fewer than 100 cases, and there have been three days this month.

Montgomery County added two confirmed deaths from the virus on Saturday. It has had 1,453 confirmed deaths since the pandemic started.

There have been an additional 46 “probable” deaths, meaning the coronavirus is listed as the cause, but it was not confirmed with a laboratory test.

As of Friday, 282,963 (26.9%) of county residents were fully vaccinated and 466,051 (44.3%) were partially vaccinated.

As of Saturday, Maryland has had 434,859 cases of COVID-19 and 8,359 confirmed deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.