The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County continued to increase in December, with a slight drop recorded near the end of the month, according to a map published by National Geographic.
In the last two weeks, the county has recorded 6,006 new coronavirus cases or one reported case for every 137 people. That is an increase compared to the last two weeks of November when the county recorded 5,282 new cases or one for every 155 people.
This is in the middle of the pack for the numbers of reported cases in the region per capita.
Sadly the number of deaths has also increased. There were 99 reported COVID-19-related deaths in the last two weeks in Montgomery County or one out of every 8,296 people. During the last two weeks of November, the county had 39 deaths or one in every 21,059 people.
Overall, the county has recorded 37,427 confirmed cases of the virus and 1,161 deaths that were directly linked with it . A month ago, those numbers were at 24,495 confirmed cases and 961 reported deaths.
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