Montgomery County Seven-Day Testing Positive Rate Lower Than 11 Maryland Jurisdictions

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

Wednesday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 19,180 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is a 0.27% increase from the 19,127 cases reported Tuesday.

Since the first case in March, 774 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of one death since Tuesday, 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 thus far lost 746 residents, the second-highest number in the state.

The seven-day rolling average for test positivity, according to the state health department, is 2.7%. Montgomery County’s average is lower than the following jurisdictions when it comes to seven-day test positivity rate: Allegheny (2.81%), Baltimore (3.42%), Baltimore City (3.84%), Charles (4.46%), Dorchester (4.37%), Hartford (3.23%), Prince George’s (5.12%), Queen Anne’s (4.22%), Somerset (3.1%), Wicomico (2.89%), and Worcester (3.11%).

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

As of Wednesday morning, there have been 101,649 confirmed cases throughout the state. That is an increase of 414 cases, or 0.41%, in the last 24 hours.  COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 3,522 Marylanders, 11 since Tuesday.

Currently, 475 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19, which is 22 more than Tuesday. Of those patients, 107 are in intensive care.

The state’s seven-day rolling average for test positivity is 3.22%. On Tuesday, Maryland saw its lowest test positivity rate of 3.21%.

A total of 32,440 cases and 1,443 deaths involve the state’s African American community.

Here are the statewide statistics as of Wednesday, Aug. 19. 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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