Maryland Department of Health is reporting 1,868 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Howard County (up 53 from yesterday) and 50,988 cases in Maryland (up 1,279 from yesterday) on May 29th.

Note – Howard County now has more confirmed cases (1,868) than Fredrick County (1,856).

Here is the latest ICU and Acute Hospital Beds for COVID-19, Currently in Use chart:

Note –Nice to see the number of beds in use drop again.

Here is the new Testing Volume, Tests per Day and Percent Positive Rate (7-Day Avg) noted on the state dashboard:

Note – It is nice to have the testing data on the state dashboard. Will be interesting to track that data going forward.

Here is the latest COVID-19 Hospital Capacity chart for Howard County:

Note – COVID-19 Patients in ICU has risen for the 3rd consecutive day (from 3 to 8 between May 25 and May 28th). It is far from the peak number per the dashboard but a number to watch closely in the coming days.

COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland

Number of confirmed cases : 50,988
Number of persons tested negative : 233,530
Total testing volume : 328,516
Number of confirmed deaths : 2,348
Number of probable deaths : 118
Currently hospitalized : 1,296
Acute care : 789
Intensive care : 507
Ever hospitalized : 8,479
Released from isolation : 3,571

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

   Percent positive testing, all jurisdictions

County Cases Deaths
Allegany 177 (16)
Anne Arundel 3,643 (158) 9*
Baltimore City 5,426 (240) 8*
Baltimore County 5,819 (320) 16*
Calvert 329 (16) 1*
Caroline 248
Carroll 861 (83) 2*
Cecil 364 (22)
Charles 1,056 (71) 1*
Dorchester 140 (3)
Frederick 1,856 (98) 7*
Garrett 10
Harford 854 (46) 3*
Howard 1,868 (54) 4*
Kent 167 (17)
Montgomery 11,035 (555) 40*
Prince George’s 14,773 (506) 24*
Queen Anne’s 160 (12)
St. Mary’s 460 (20)
Somerset 73 (2)
Talbot 91 (1)
Washington 441 (13)
Wicomico 931 (30)
Worcester 206 (12) 1*
Data not available (53) 2*

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 1,224
10-19 2,191 (1)
20-29 7,033 (12) 1*
30-39 9,460 (29) 4*
40-49 9,212 (68) 3*
50-59 8,354 (160) 10*
60-69 5,996 (374) 12*
70-79 3,877 (581) 17*
80+ 3,641 (1,070) 69*
Data not available (53) 2*
Female 26,527 (1,156) 65*
Male 24,461 (1,192) 53*

By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 14,613 (972) 40*
Asian (NH) 948 (89) 6*
White (NH) 9,869 (982) 61*
Hispanic 12,610 (215) 7*
Other (NH) 2,478 (30)
Data not available 10,470 (60) 4*

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. 

2 COMMENTS

  1. On the percent positive and number per day tested wouldn’t it be good to add the number positive also? It the number test is going way up but it gives the impression that the positive cases are going down when it is just percent of tested. when the testing numbers are actually very high and a low percent could be more people then users might understand. It maybe be better as a second graph so not to be confusing but just a thought. I Like your blog and data though.

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