Thursday’s COVID-19 health measures show increased rate of transmission

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Montgomery County’s community transmission rate for COVID-19 continues to rise. As of Thursday, Montgomery County is reporting a rate of 57.6 new cases per 100,000 people over the past seven days.

On Thursday, Montgomery County Council held a public hearing and voted on the new health bylaw requiring face masks in public indoor spaces where there is significant community transmission of COVID-19. The county council voted unanimously to adopt the bylaw.

As of Thursday, 115 new cases of COVID-19 in the county were reported, bringing the cumulative total to 72,596.

Montgomery County had an average of 8.2 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents as of Thursday, data from the county COVID-19 information portal.

As of Wednesday, there were 32 patients hospitalized with COVID-19. This represents only 2.5% of the total number of hospital beds in the county.

No new COVID-19-related deaths were reported on Thursday. The death toll remains 1,583

The most important factor in slowing the spread of COVID-19 is increasing the number of people vaccinated. Vaccines are currently available for anyone age 12 and older. More information on COVID-19 vaccines can be found online at COVID-19 Information Portal.

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