County Adds 391 New COVID-19 Cases; Total Deaths Hit 1,019

Alessia Grunberger

SILVER SPRING, MD — Montgomery County added 391 cases and four new deaths on Monday, pushing its overall totals to 42,171 infections and 1,019 fatalities, according to the Maryland Department of Health.

Another 45 people, health officials believe, had the disease but died before ever getting tested. For now, they are considered "probable deaths" — and will not be added to the county's official fatality count until they are confirmed by a laboratory test.

The county — which is home to roughly 1 million residents — continues to have 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 50,643, according to the latest figures.

Across Maryland, there have been 253,073 cases, 5,302 confirmed deaths, and 169 "probable deaths."

Of the 1,676 people that are currently hospitalized statewide, 399 are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

This article originally appeared on the Silver Spring Patch