COVID-19 numbers going in wrong direction in Montgomery County

Over the last seven days, the number of new cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County has averaged just over 200 cases per day. Six out of the last seven days have seen 200 or more cases reported. During a March 31st press briefing, Montgomery County Commissioner Dr. Valeria Arkoosh stressed that all of the indicators are going in the wrong direction.

Over the past 14 days, there were 2,393 positive cases in the county, which is 716 more cases than the previous 14 days. The past seven days have seen an increase of 447 over the previous seven days. There have been 51,523 cases of coronavirus in Montgomery County since March 7, 2020.

The PCR Positivity Rate is also going up. The percentage dipped below 5% earlier in early March, but as of March 24th had increased to 5.76% and as of March 28th is 6.40%. Having this percentage below 5% is considered suppression of the virus.

Hospitalizations have risen to 189 patients in Montgomery County hospitals. This number was 140 on February 23rd and 93 on March 11th.

There were 44 deaths in March due to the COVID-19. This was down from 80 deaths reported in February. One death has been reported thus far in April.

Montgomery County has now at least partially vaccinated 162,770 people. Out of that number, 101,801 are fully vaccinated.

You can find all of the county’s data here.