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COVID-19 Website Now Includes Montgomery County Case Counts

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Montgomery County’s COVID-19 website now gives residents more information on the confirmed cases and virus-related deaths in the county.  This “County Cases by the Numbers” section will be updated twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays.  The confirmed cases and deaths are displayed by gender and age range. 

            “What the data shows is that the largest age group affected up to now has been residents between the ages and 18 and 49 years of age,” said County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles.  “The information helps us determine what protective actions residents should be taking and helps everyone understand how COVID-19 is impacting our community.”

            In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is very important for everyone to take serious precautions.  Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order on Monday, March 30.  All residents must remain in their homes unless they are obtaining food or medicine or seeking urgent medical care.

  • Be sure to stay at least 6 feet away from anyone who is not a member of your household.
  • Avoid gathering in groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using standard cleaning practices.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, your sleeve, or your elbow.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.  If you are sick, stay home except to get medical care. 

            For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the County’s COVID-19 website and follow Montgomery County on Facebook and Twitter.

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Release ID: 20-151
Media Contact: Julie Parker 240-777-6507