Montgomery County’s average number of new daily COVID-19 cases each week has been steadily dropping since mid-January.

The daily average of new cases for Feb. 14 to 20 was 116.9 — a drop from 183.3 between Feb. 7 and 13.

The average was 217.9 between Jan. 31 and Feb. 6.

Before that, the daily averages were:
• 340.3 between Jan. 24 and 30
• 356.6 between Jan. 17 and 23
• 486.3 between Jan. 10 and 16.

On Wednesday morning, the county recorded 141 new coronavirus cases, bringing its total during the pandemic to 62,767. The increase is the highest it’s been in five days.

Two new additional confirmed COVID-19 deaths were reported in the county on Wednesday, for a new total of 1,354

There have been 45 “probable” deaths. “Probable” deaths have the coronavirus listed as the cause of death on certificates but have not been confirmed by laboratory tests yet.

First doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 133,924 residents — or 12.7% of the county’s population, according to the Maryland Department of Health.

Across the state, 862 new cases were reported since Tuesday morning. There have been 378,490 cases in Maryland.

The number of confirmed deaths in Maryland increased by 17, for a total of 7,550. There are 992 residents currently hospitalized with the virus.