COVID-19 Cases Continue Upward Trend In Frederick County

The number of deaths has passed 200.








Frederick, Md. (KM) Frederick County continues to experience increasing coronavirus cases. The Health Department says as of Tuesday, there were 13, 501 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. That’s an increase of 564 compared to Monday. The number of deaths is 204, three more than the day before.

The seven-day positivity rate is 8.8%. That’s the percentage of patients who test positive for COVID-19 compared to all those tested over a seven-day period.

In Washington County, the Joint Information Center says there are 10,018 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 431 since the last update on January 8th. . There have 178 deaths, five more since the January eighth reporting date. The positivity rate in Washington County is 15.49%

In other jurisdictions across the region, the State Department of Health reports 52,015 coronavirus cases in Montgomery County, with 1,146 deaths. In Carroll County,  there are 6,.015 COVID-19 cases, with 173 deaths. Howard County reports 12,863 coronavirus cases, and 182 deaths.

Statewide, the Maryland Health Department reports as of Tuesday, there are 312,351 cases of COVID-19, which is a jump of 2,665 since Monday. The number of deaths is 6,196, an increase of 67 from the day before.

The state’s positivity rate is 8.77%. The number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in Maryland as of Tuesday is 1,952, and that’s 12 more compared to Monday.