Montgomery Co.’s mask warrant may soon be lifted as rate of COVID-19 cases drops – .

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Montgomery Co.’s mask warrant may soon be lifted as rate of COVID-19 cases drops – .



For the first time since the indoor mask mandate was reinstated in early August, the rate of coronavirus cases in Montgomery County, Md., Has dropped from “substantial” to “moderate.”

For the first time since the indoor mask mandate was reinstated in early August, the rate of coronavirus cases in Montgomery County, Md., Has dropped from “substantial” to “moderate.”

In Montgomery County, the indoor mask tenure automatically ends when there have been seven consecutive days with the county on moderate transmission.

Moderate transmission is defined by the Centers for Disease Control as when there are 10 to 49 new cases of coronavirus per day on average over a seven-day period per 100,000 people.

Until Thursday, the coronavirus case rate had been over 50 per 100,000 since early August, even surpassing 100 cases per 100,000, which is high transmission, in early September.

The case rate Thursday in Montgomery County was 49.71 and Friday was 47.11. These data are from Saturday. There is a one or two day delay in communicating the results.

If Montgomery County continues on this trend of less than 50 cases per 100,000 per day until next week, the indoor mask mandate could be lifted as early as Thursday.

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