Daily growth is more than 1%, the last time was on July 7
Bethesda Beat Staff Report
Montgomery County reported 342 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday morning – the first time in five months with more than 300 cases a month.
The county last broke the 300-case mark in a single day on June 4, when 302 cases were added.
The county’s total caseloid increased to 28,727 on Saturday, a 1.2% increase from Friday’s total. Saturday was the first time since July 7 that caseload grew by 1% or more.
Montgomery County’s daily case increase has exceeded 200 in six days of this month and more than 100 every day since October 21.
With a new boom in the proliferation of COVID-19, the county recently tightened some of its restrictions, including 50% to 25% capacity in restaurants, bars and many businesses.
The county on Saturday confirmed two deaths from the virus, taking its total to 864.
There have been 41 “possible” deaths, meaning that COVID-19 is listed as the cause of death, but this was not confirmed by laboratory testing.
Across Maryland, there were 164,090 cases as of Saturday, an increase of 1.43% from Friday.
There are 4,144 deaths from the virus statewide.