Maryland Department of Health reports 707 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Howard County and 18,581 cases in Maryland on April 26th

Maryland Department of Health is reporting 707 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Howard County (up 21 from yesterday) and 18,581 cases in Maryland (up 815 from yesterday) on April 26th.

Howard County Health Department is reporting 754 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Howard County per their dashboard this morning:

In Howard County zip code 21045 has the most total cases of Coronavirus (125) and zip code 21045 has the highest concentration of cases “rate per 10,000” (31):

Note: I am switching my daily COVID-19 tracking charts to weekly COVID-19 tracking charts and will be releasing them on Saturday mornings going forward. Both the state and the county websites have the daily numbers and daily charts (see below).

COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland

Number of confirmed cases: 18,581
Number of negative test results: 78,084
Number of confirmed deaths: 827
Number of probable deaths: 83
Currently hospitalized: 1463
Acute care: 933
Intensive care: 530
Ever hospitalized: 3,962
Released from isolation: 1,177

Cases and Deaths Data Breakdown:
Parenthesis = Confirmed death, laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 test result
Asterisk = Probable death, death certificate lists COVID-19 as the cause of death but not yet confirmed by a laboratory test
NH = Non-Hispanic

By County

County Cases Deaths
Allegany 113 (3)
Anne Arundel 1,510 (63) 8*
Baltimore City 1,866 (73) 6*
Baltimore County 2,509 (71) 10*
Calvert 134 (7)
Caroline 63
Carroll 391 (36)
Cecil 154 (5)
Charles 504 (34) 1*
Dorchester 46 (2)
Frederick 834 (39) 6*
Garrett 4
Harford 319 (4) 7*
Howard 707 (15) 1*
Kent 68 (3)
Montgomery 3,645 (160) 20*
Prince George’s 4,987 (163) 11*
Queen Anne’s 53 (3)
St. Mary’s 133 (6)
Somerset 16
Talbot 34 (1)
Washington 173 (3)
Wicomico 270 (4)
Worcester 48
Data Not Available (132) 13*

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 212
10-19 463
20-29 2,097 (4)
30-39 3,109 (12) 1*
40-49 3,270 (18) 2*
50-59 3,414 (54) 5*
60-69 2,651 (117) 9*
70-79 1,837 (185) 12*
80+ 1,528 (305) 41*
Age Data Not Available (132) 13*
Female: 9,963 (400) 48*
Male: 8,618 (427) 35*
Gender Data Not Available:

By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 6,742 (305) 24*
Asian (NH) 363 (30) 2*
White (NH) 4276 (301) 44*
Hispanic 2,841 (46)
Other (NH) 707 (11)
Data Not Available 3,652 (134) 13*

Here are important links with data on Coronavirus (COVID-19) numbers:

Here is a site to watch for information on Maryland cases: https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Pages/Novel-coronavirus.aspx

Here is the site to keep an eye on in Howard County for updates: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Health/MM-Alerts-and-Recalls

This is a good site to keep up to date with the latest coronavirus updates worldwide:  (Worldometer) https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ or (Johns Hopkins) https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html.

A local blog reader has put together this really great and informative Google spreadsheet with some great data. Be sure to give it a look daily: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19a2ACAQVz_Vi2UIcD-byZXKttTmUd8js6-kd3qLO-Ac/edit#gid=280098391

Scott E

Note: Daily updates going forward will happen on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (unless something significant needs to be reported on the other days) during the week. Weekend updates will continue.

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