On January 7th, the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners held their first COVID-19 briefing of the new year.
As of Tuesday, January 5th, there have been 834 new positive cases, with a jump in cases in the new year. 17 cases are from long-term care facilities, and none are the result of antibody testing.
As of January 1st, current positivity rate is 10.40%, which is a decrease of 0.13 percentage points since the last report. The age range of current positive cases ranges from 3 months old to 102 years old.
There have been 24 new deaths reported in two days since Tuesday, Jan 5 (Wednesday: 15, Thursday: 9), bringing the total number of Montgomery County residents confirmed positive to have died from COVID-19 to 1,052. Of those, 547 are females and 505 are males.
Currently, 429 people are being treated for COVID-19 in Montgomery County hospitals, which is a decrease of 9 since last week. Approximately 11% of those patients require the use of a ventilator.
Next virtual briefing is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m.
Watch the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners COVID-19 video replay here.