County Executive Marc Elrich has tested positive for Covid-19, according to a statement he released via social media earlier this evening.
In the statement Elrich refers to mild symptoms and feeling tired.
In the last update of the Montgomery County Covid Dashboard, on December 30th prior to the holiday, transmission of Covid-19 was at the highest it has ever been with just over 995 cases per 100,000 residents in the county.
Percentage of hospital inpatient beds in the community that are occupied and percentage of all ICU beds in use remain at low utilization, while percentage of hospital inpatient beds in the community that are occupied by patients with Covid-19 is a high utilization.
Below you’ll see Elrich’s full statement:
“Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have mild symptoms, just feeling tired, and l am grateful to be vaccinated and boosted. I will be isolating but will continue to work from home.
The dangers of the Omicron variant are real, and I encourage everybody to take necessary steps to stay safe.
Our community’s high vaccination rate is critical to ensuring our ability to make it through this. Please remain vigilant, wear a mask, and get vaccinated and boosted!”