All Maryland Jurisdictions Reporting COVID-19 Positivity Rates Lower Than 5%

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

Thursday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 19,264 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is a 0.44% increase from the 19,180 cases reported Wednesday.

Since the first case in March, 775 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of one death since Wednesday, according to the health department. The number of probable deaths is 39.

More Montgomery County residents have died due to COVID-19 than any other jurisdiction in the state. Prince George’s has thus far lost 749 residents, the second-highest number in the state.

The seven-day rolling average for test positivity, according to the state health department, is 2.76%. Montgomery County’s seven-day average is lower than the following jurisdictions when it comes to seven-day test positivity rate: Baltimore (3.6%), Baltimore City (3.99%), Charles (4.36%), Dorchester (4.57%), Hartford (3.51%), Howard (2.81%), Prince George’s (4.93%), Queen Anne’s (3.79%), Somerset (4.18%), Wicomico (3.59%), and Worcester (3.72%).

The state’s seven-day rolling average for test positivity is 3.29%. On Tuesday, Maryland saw its lowest test positivity rate of 3.21%. Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted that Thursday marks the first time all 24 Maryland “jurisdictions are reporting positivity rates below 5%.”

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

As of Thursday morning, there have been 102,229 confirmed cases throughout the state. That is an increase of 580 cases, or 0.57%, in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 3,531 Marylanders, 9 since Wednesday.

Currently, 455 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19, which is 20 less than Wednesday. Of those patients, 107 are in intensive care.

A total of 32,651 cases and 1,447 deaths involve the state’s African American community.

Here are the statewide statistics as of Thursday, Aug. 20. The first column is for the number of cases. The next column is the number of deaths, which is in parentheses. The second number in that column is the number of probable deaths. (Click the tweet to enlarge.)

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Deirdre Byrne

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Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.


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