Montgomery County’s average daily COVID-19 case rate fell slightly on Friday, reaching 11.4 cases per 100,000 residents, according to the county’s Department of Health and Human Services. That was down from 12.3 per 100,000 three days earlier.
The county’s seven-day average of cases per 100,000 residents had been rising steadily for the past few weeks, going from a daily average of 9.1 cases per 100,000 residents on March 9 to 12.3 on March 30.
More than 100 cases of the virus have been recorded the past four days in the county, including 110 new cases on Saturday. There have been 67,061 cases since the beginning of the pandemic more than a year ago.
The county recorded four confirmed fatalities from the virus on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 1,434.
An additional 46 “probable” deaths have been reported, meaning the coronavirus was listed as the cause of death, but it was not confirmed with a laboratory test.
As of Friday 341,758 (32.5%) Montgomery County residents had been partially vaccinated and 185,768 (17.7%) were fully vaccinated.
Across Maryland there have been 415,660 cases of COVID-19 and 8,157 confirmed deaths.