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County adds fewer than 100 COVID-19 cases for second time this month

Number of daily cases continues to drop

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Montgomery County reported 87 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning — the second time this month that the county has reported fewer than 100 daily cases in a day.

The county recorded 91 cases on Feb. 16.

Throughout the month, most days have had fewer than 200 new cases — except for four days from early to mid-February with between 202 and 343 cases.

The number of daily cases has steadily dropped in the last two months.

The seven-day average of confirmed cases per 100,000 residents reached a peak at 49.8 on Jan. 12 and has been decreasing since then. On Feb. 19, the seven-day average dropped to 12.3.

The county has had 62,523 COVID-19 cases since early March.

As of Monday, 127,891 Montgomery County residents had received a first dose of a vaccine, or 12.2% of the population, according to the county.

The county reported that 50,681 of its residents, or 4.8%, are fully vaccinated.

On Monday morning, the Maryland Department of Health recorded two additional confirmed COVID-19-related deaths in the county, bringing the county’s total to 1,353.

There have been 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.

Across the state, the number of cases rose by 611 on Monday. The state has now had 376,966 cases.

There have been 7,550 people in Maryland who are confirmed to have died from the coronavirus. Currently, 992 people are hospitalized with the virus.