The number of COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County has continued to increase rapidly and is now extremely high, according to The New York Times.
Past week, there was an average of 1,484 new daily cases reported in the county, which is a 108 percent increase compared to the two weeks prior.
Since the start of the pandemic, at least 1 in 7 residents have been infected by COVID-19, totaling 127,060 reported cases.
This makes January the month with the highest average of cases in Montgomery County, putting unvaccinated people at extremely high risk.
The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 has increased in the last two weeks by 84 percent. Deaths have also increased, with 62 new fatalities over the same period.
Meanwhile, as of January 11, the number of fully vaccinated people in the county is at 72 percent. This includes 80 percent of fully vaccinated residents aged 12 and up and 92 percent of fully vaccinated people aged 65 and up.