The seven-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County has decreased to 10.6 per 100,000 residents as of Monday, according to the county’s Department of Health and Human Services.
According to the county’s COVID-19 data dashboard, the weekly average has declined steadily since mid-January, when the county was reporting 48 confirmed cases per 100,000 residents.
The average has continued to decrease this month. The county was reporting 21 confirmed cases per 100,000 residents on Feb. 9.
On Tuesday, Montgomery County added 103 new confirmed cases of the virus, bringing the total to 62,626. The county has added fewer than 200 cases of the virus every day for the last two weeks.
The Maryland Department of Health was reporting on Tuesday that 1,352 people in the county were confirmed to have died from COVID-19. The department had reported on Monday that 1,353 people were confirmed to have died from the virus. There was no indication of why that number dropped on Tuesday.
As of Tuesday, the county had 45 “probable” deaths. “Probable” deaths have the coronavirus listed as the cause of death on certificates but have not been confirmed by laboratory tests yet.
There have been 129,734 residents in the county, or 12.3%, who have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the state health department. More than 5% of county residents have received a second dose.
Across Maryland as of Tuesday there had been 377,628 cases of COVID-19 and 7,580 confirmed deaths.