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.