As the Delta variant continues to spread across the state and country, the number of coronavirus cases in Montgomery County stayed about the same recently but is still very high, according to The New York Times.
Last week, there was an average of 163 new daily cases reported in the county, which is about the same as the two weeks prior.
Since the start of the pandemic, at least 1 in 11 residents have been infected by COVID-19, totaling 76,912 reported cases.
The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 has increased in the last two weeks by 36 percent, while the deaths have stayed at around the same level with ten new fatalities recorded over the same period.
Montgomery County is now considered to be at very high risk for unvaccinated people.
Because of the high spread in Montgomery County, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that even vaccinated people wear masks.
On a positive note, the number of fully vaccinated people in the county also continues to increase and is now at 58 percent.
This includes 67 percent of fully vaccinated residents aged 12 and up and 74 percent of fully vaccinated people of 65 and up.
Read more about the COVID-19 and Delta variant situation at The New York Times.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19.