New York Times: Cases Remain About the Same in Montgomery County, Keeping the Risk Level for COVID-19 Still Very High

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The number of cases has remained about the same over the last two weeks, keeping Montgomery County at a very high risk level for the coronavirus, according to The New York Times.

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

In the past two weeks, an average of 169 cases per day was reported in the county. Since the start of the outbreak, approximately one in 15 residents have been infected, totaling 55,594 reported cases.

Meanwhile, the average I.C.U. occupancy was at 78 percent as of March 4.

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

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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