Confirmed Coronavirus Case Total In Montgomery Co. Reaches 12,434

Alessia Grunberger

ROCKVILLE, MD — The Maryland Health Department on Friday reported 10 more coronavirus deaths and 208 new cases in Montgomery County, bringing the local death toll to 606 and the total number of cases to 12,434.

Another 39, health officials believe, had COVID-19 but died before ever being tested. "Probable deaths" aren't included in the official fatality count until they are confirmed by a laboratory test.

Montgomery County — Maryland's most populous jurisdiction — has the highest number of deaths in the state. It also has the second highest number of confirmed cases, after Prince George's County, which has 16,169, according to the latest figures.

Statewide, 56,770 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and 2,580 have died from the disease. The virus, health officials say, may have killed another 122 people, but a lab test is needed to confirm their cause of death.

Currently, 1,076 people are being hospitalized for COVID-19, according to state data. Of those, 455 are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Here's how many cases have been recorded in each county, as of Friday. Montgomery County is outlined in bright blue:

Courtesy of the Maryland Department of Health

This article originally appeared on the Rockville Patch