2021 | Coronavirus

One-third of Montgomery County residents are fully vaccinated

County added 52 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

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One-third of Montgomery County residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the latest figures from the county’s Department of Health and Human Services.

As of Monday, 352,553 people (33.6%) had received either two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Also on Monday, the county met its benchmark of having more than 50% of the population partially vaccinated, which would potentially lead to a phased-in loosening of restrictions that would occur in three stages. The council was scheduled to vote on the plan Tuesday morning.

The county recorded 52 new cases of the virus on Tuesday morning, and has had 69,528 cases since the pandemic started more than a year ago.

Tuesday marked the sixth consecutive day in which the county has added fewer than 100 cases.

Montgomery County added 1 confirmed death from COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total to 1,472 since the pandemic started.

There also have been 46 “probable” deaths. “Probable” deaths have the coronavirus listed as the cause on certificates but have not been confirmed by laboratory tests yet.

Maryland has had 444,491 cases of COVID-19  and 8,501 confirmed deaths as of Tuesday.