2020 | Coronavirus

Montgomery County reports COVID-19 death for 37th straight day

There have been 949 confirmed deaths, 36,851 cases in county

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Montgomery County has reported at least one COVID-19 death every day since Nov. 2, according to state and county data.

On Tuesday morning, the Maryland Department of Health reported three new confirmed deaths in the county, for a new total of 949 since the pandemic began.

That marked the 37th consecutive day with a confirmed COVID-19 death in the county, dating to Nov. 2.

There were at least 40 days total in July, August, September and October with no new confirmed deaths.

In some stretches, the county went several days in a row without the death toll rising. For example, the county remained at 820 deaths from Oct. 15 to 19.

Montgomery County has recorded the most coronavirus deaths in the state, followed by Prince George’s County, with 937 deaths.

There have been an additional 44 “probable” deaths in Montgomery County, meaning coronavirus is listed as the cause of death, but it was not confirmed with a laboratory test.

Across Maryland, 4,755 people are confirmed to have died from the coronavirus.

In Montgomery County, 402 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday morning, bringing the total to 36,851. The daily increase in cases has been larger than 400 — at least 1% — for six of the past eight days.

In Maryland, there have been 219,961 cases of the virus. The statewide positivity rate was 7.6% as of Tuesday morning.