Montgomery County 7-Day Testing Positive Rate Lower Than Statewide Average

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

Friday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 18,819 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is a 0.36% increase from the 18,752 cases reported Thursday.

Since the first case in March, 769 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of one death since Thursday, 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 lost 743 residents, the second-highest number in the state.

The seven-day rolling average for test positivity, according to the state health department, is 3.2%. Montgomery County is behind the following jurisdictions when it comes to seven-day test positivity rate: Allegheny (3.74%), Baltimore (3.93%), Baltimore City (4.59%), Charles (4.53%), Prince George’s (5.77%), Queen Anne’s (4.2%), and Wicomico (3.52%). It has the same seven-day positivity rate as Talbot County.

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

As of Friday morning, there have been 98,875 confirmed cases throughout the state. That is an increase of 715 cases, or 0.73%, in the last 24 hours.  COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 3,495 Marylanders, 12 since Thursday.

Currently, 457 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19, which is 13 fewer than Thursday. Of those patients, 107 are in intensive care.

The state’s seven-day rolling average for test positivity is 3.63%. On Thursday, Maryland saw its lowest test positivity rate of 3.49%.

A total of 31,356 cases and 1,433 deaths involve the state’s African American community.

Here are the statewide statistics as of Friday, Aug. 14. 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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