Montgomery County surpasses 800 confirmed deaths from COVID-19
County's caseload increased 0.26% on Tuesday
Montgomery County has had more than 800 confirmed COVID-19-related deaths since March, according to Maryland Department of Health data released Tuesday morning.
The county added three new deaths on Tuesday, bringing its total to 801.
There have been 40 “probable” deaths from the virus. “Probable” deaths have the coronavirus listed as the cause of death on certificates but have not been confirmed by laboratory tests yet.
Montgomery County recorded its 700th confirmed death on July 1 — more than two months ago. By comparison, the county recorded its 600th death on June 5, which was 26 days prior.
On Tuesday, the county added 56 cases of the virus, to bring its total to 21,933 — an increase of 0.26% from Monday.
Maryland’s COVID-19 caseload increased by 0.29% on Tuesday, bringing the total to 120,912. There have been 3,748 confirmed deaths statewide.