New York Times: Montgomery County Still At Extremely High Risk Level for COVID-19
With the number of cases remaining high over the past two weeks, Montgomery County is still at an extremely high risk level for the coronavirus, according to The New York Times.
While the number of hospitalized patients over this period has fallen, the number of deaths has remained about the same. The test positivity rate is also very high, which suggests that the number of cases is significantly undercounted.
In the past two weeks, an average of 391 cases per day was reported in the county. Since the start of the outbreak, approximately one in 19 residents have been infected, totaling 44,865 reported cases.
The highest number of cases in Montgomery County has so far been reported in December.
Meanwhile, the average I.C.U. occupancy was at 83 percent as of January 14, dropping slightly compared to the previous month. At the same time, the trend in deaths in the county tends to lag weeks behind the trend in reported cases.
The rate of cases in Montgomery County is higher than in some of the neighboring counties, including Delaware and Chester counties which are currently at very high risk.
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