2021 | Coronavirus

Montgomery County’s average COVID-19 case rate drops to lowest level since March 2020

County recorded 31 new cases on Monday

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Montgomery County’s seven-day average COVID-19 case rate reached its lowest point on Sunday since the early days of the pandemic in March 2020.

The county was averaging 3.6 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents on Sunday, which was the lowest since March 30, 2020, when the rate was 3.4 cases per 100,000 residents.

The county has added fewer than 100 cases of COVID-19 on 18 straight days, including 31 new cases on Monday.

The county has had 70,530 cases since the pandemic started more than a year ago.

Montgomery County recorded one confirmed death from the virus on Monday, bringing the total to 1,489 since the beginning of the pandemic.

On Friday, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles wrote in a memo to County Council President Tom Hucker and Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz that 50% of county residents had received their two required doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or their one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The county plans to lift most restrictions on May 28 and revert to the state’s guidance.

As of Monday, Maryland has had 456,216 cases of COVID-19 and 8,740 confirmed deaths.