Montgomery County recorded 56 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday — the second-fewest the county has added this month.

The county has had 69,476 cases since the pandemic started more than a year ago.

Montgomery County added 23 cases of the virus on April 19, the fewest recorded in a day since March 2020, the first month of the pandemic.

The county has added fewer than 100 cases of the virus for five consecutive days. That hadn’t happened since the six-day period of Sept. 26 to Oct. 1.

The county added two confirmed fatalities from the virus on Monday, bringing the death toll to 1,471 since the pandemic started.

There also are 46 “probable” deaths. “Probable” deaths have the coronavirus listed as the cause on certificates but have not been confirmed by laboratory tests yet.


Across Maryland on Monday, there had been 443,814 cases of COVID-19 and 8,483 confirmed deaths.