April 7th New York Times Update: Cases Increase 49% in Montgomery County, Keeping the COVID-19 Risk Level Very High

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

The number of hospitalized patients has also increased while COVID-19-related deaths have decreased. The test positivity rate is once again high.

In the past two weeks, an average of 247 cases per day was reported in the county, which is a 49 percent increase. Since the start of the outbreak, approximately one in 14 residents have been infected, totaling 61,007 reported cases.

Meanwhile, the average number of hospitalized patients between March 26 and April 1 was 844.

December 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 level of risk.

Read more about the COVID-19 situation at The New York Times.