Maryland Department of Health is reporting 778 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Howard County (up 71 from yesterday) and 19,487 cases in Maryland (up 906 from yesterday) on April 27th.

71 new cases in Howard County is the biggest 1 day jump in the county (as reported by the state). The previous highest numbers of new cases over 24 hours reported in Howard County was 44 new cases reported on April 25th and 38 new cases reported on April 8th (as reported by the state).

Howard County Health Department is reporting 777 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 (140) and zip code 21045 has the highest concentration of cases “rate per 10,000” (35):

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: 19,487
Number of negative test results: 85,489
Number of confirmed deaths: 858
Number of probable deaths: 87
Currently hospitalized: 1513
Acute care: 978
Intensive care: 535
Ever hospitalized: 4,101
Released from isolation: 1,263

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 114 (4)
Anne Arundel 1,544 (66) 8*
Baltimore City 1,933 (82) 6*
Baltimore County 2,548 (87) 11*
Calvert 138 (7)
Caroline 68
Carroll 403 (37)
Cecil 163 (5)
Charles 529 (36) 1*
Dorchester 51 (2)
Frederick 865 (42) 6*
Garrett 4
Harford 352 (4) 7*
Howard 778 (16) 1*
Kent 70 (4)
Montgomery 3,843 (190) 20*
Prince George’s 5,263 (187) 11*
Queen Anne’s 54 (3)
St. Mary’s 144 (6)
Somerset 19
Talbot 34 (1)
Washington 181 (3)
Wicomico 336 (5)
Worcester 53
Data Not Available (71) 16*

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 228
10-19 490
20-29 2,217 (5)
30-39 3,264 (13) 1*
40-49 3,436 (18) 2*
50-59 3,556 (60) 5*
60-69 2,758 (134) 11*
70-79 1,916 (210) 12*
80+ 1,622 (345) 41*
Age Data Not Available (73) 15*
Female: 10,460 (412) 51*
Male: 9,027 (446) 36*
Gender Data Not Available:

By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 7,085 (353) 25*
Asian (NH) 384 (33) 2*
White (NH) 4498 (328) 44*
Hispanic 3,077 (56) 1*
Other (NH) 752 (16)
Data Not Available 3,691 (72) 15*

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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