New York Times: Montco COVID-19 Infections Decrease as Vaccinated Residents Increase

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While the risk level for COVID-19 is still very high in Montgomery County, the number of new infections has continued to drop as the number of vaccinated residents increased over the past week, according to The New York Times.

Still, the numbers of hospitalized patients and COVID-19-related deaths increased in that period.

In the past two weeks, an average of 183 cases per day was reported in the county, which is a 38 percent decrease. Since the start of the outbreak, approximately one in 12 residents have been infected, totaling 68,399 reported cases.

Meanwhile, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that as of May 4, Montgomery County had fully vaccinated 32 percent of its entire population. This is slightly below the state average of 33.7 percent.

In the adults 18 or older category, 40 percent of county residents are now fully vaccinated, while 59 percent of the residents age 65 and older have received both of their shots.

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

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