Maryland COVID-19 Cases Surpass 65,000; Montgomery Testing Positive Rate Below 7%

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

Tuesday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 14,204 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is a 0.4% increase from the 14,141 cases reported Monday.

Since the first case in March, 685 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of two deaths since Monday, according to the health department. The number of probable deaths is 40.

More Montgomery County residents have died due to COVID-19 than any other jurisdiction in the state. Prince George’s has lost 637 residents, the second-highest number in the state.

The positivity rate of 6.55% reported Tuesday by the state health department, is the second-highest in the state, behind Prince George’s at 8.46%. For the fourth straight day, the rate has remained below 7%.

Thursday, June 18, the Maryland Department of Health announced a goal of testing 10% of the population in each jurisdiction for COVID-19.  As of Tuesday’s report, 7.9% of Montgomery County’s population has been tested for COVID-19.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

As of Tuesday morning, there have been 65,007 confirmed cases throughout the state. That is an increase of 404 cases, or 0.6%, in the last 24 hours.  COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 2,963 Marylanders, 18 since Monday.

Currently, 561 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19, which is 41 fewer than Monday. Of those patients, 212 are in intensive care, which is 20 fewer than Monday.

There are fewer than one thousand Marylanders hospitalized with COVID-19 for the 16th straight day since April 9.

The state’s positivity rate, at 5.06%,  remained below 6% for the seventh day.

A total of 18,753 cases and 1,204 deaths involve the state’s African American community. This is five additional deaths since Monday’s report.

Here are the statewide statistics as of Tuesday, June 23. 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.


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