New York Times: COVID-19 Cases in Montgomery County Are Decreasing, But Still Remain Extremely High


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The number of COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County has continued to decrease, but they still remain extremely high, according to The New York Times.

New York Times says an average of 309 cases per day were reported in Montgomery County, a 51 percent decrease from the average two weeks ago.

Last week, there was an average of 363 new daily cases reported in the county, which is a 48 percent decrease compared to the two weeks prior.

Since the start of the pandemic, at least 1 in 6 residents have been infected by COVID-19, totaling 147,550 reported cases.

January 2022 is the month with the highest average cases in Montgomery County, which is still at extremely high risk for unvaccinated people.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 has decreased in the last two weeks by 44 percent. Deaths have remained at about the same level, with 104 new fatalities over the same period.

Meanwhile, as of February 10, the number of fully vaccinated people in the county is at 74 percent. This includes 78 percent of fully vaccinated residents aged 5 and up and 93 percent of fully vaccinated people aged 65 and up.

Read more about the COVID-19 situation in Montgomery County with decreasing yet still high cases at The New York Times.

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