Montgomery County on Monday had its lowest daily COVID-19 case increase since late November.
There were 190 new cases — a 0.3% increase — recorded since Sunday morning, bringing the total number of known cases the county has had to 59,155.
The increase was slightly more than the daily increase of 189 on Nov. 28.
The lowest increase in January was 197 cases on Tuesday. Earlier in the month, the county had several days with more than 500 cases in a day, including a few that topped 600.
The Maryland Department of Health on Monday reported six additional confirmed deaths from the virus in the county overnight. The county’s confirmed death toll now sits at 1,266.
There have been 44 “probable” deaths from the virus. “Probable” deaths have the coronavirus listed as the cause on certificates but have not been confirmed by laboratory tests yet.
Across the state, the number of cases increased by 1,163 — or 0.3% — for a total of 355,636 cases.
There have been 6,978 people who are confirmed to have died from the coronavirus in Maryland. More than 1,400 people are currently hospitalized with the virus.