New York Times: Cases Decreasing in Montgomery County, But Risk Level for COVID-19 is Still Very High

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While the number of cases continued to go down over the last two weeks it still remains very high, maintaining Montgomery County at a very high risk level for the coronavirus, according to The New York Times.

The numbers of hospitalized patients and COVID-19-related deaths have fallen compared to two weeks ago, but the test positivity rate still remains elevated. This suggests that the number of cases may be undercounted.

In the past two weeks, an average of 166 cases per day were reported in the county, which is a 16 percent decrease from two weeks ago. Since the start of the outbreak, approximately one in 15 residents have been infected, totaling 54,364 reported cases.

December still remains the month with the highest number of reported cases in Montgomery County.

Meanwhile, the average I.C.U. occupancy was at 70 percent as of February 25, falling slightly compared to two weeks ago.

The rate of cases in Montgomery County is in line with those in neighboring counties, most of which are also at a very high risk level.

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