2021 | Coronavirus

Montgomery County sees lowest daily COVID-19 increase in nearly two months

County added 197 cases on Tuesday

Chart by Karilyn Mason

Montgomery County recorded 197 cases of COVID-19 Tuesday morning, the lowest daily increase in nearly two months.

The county last added fewer than 200 cases on Nov. 28, when there were 189 cases.

The number of cases has spiked during the winter months, with more than 400 cases being added many days in December and January.

On Tuesday, Montgomery County recorded five confirmed deaths, bringing its total from the virus to 1,240.

An additional 44 “probable” deaths have been reported. “Probable” deaths mean the coronavirus is listed as the cause of death but it was not confirmed with a laboratory test.

Maryland has had 344,620 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an overnight increase of 0.43%. There have been 6,788 confirmed deaths statewide.

Maryland had a positivity rate of 6.64% as of Tuesday, a decrease from around 8% earlier this month.

As of Tuesday, 48,951 people in Montgomery County had received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, about 4.66% of the population. There were 5,734 county residents who had received a second dose, equal to 0.55% of the population.