The Maryland Department of Health reported 2,335 cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Howard County on June 14th. This is a decrease of 36 cases reported yesterday. Here is a recent tracking of reported COVID-19 cases by the Maryland Department of Health per their dashboard:

This would be the first negative number of new cases reported for Howard County by the State in one day. If you want to see the history of new cases day by day reported by the state…be sure to view this link:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19a2ACAQVz_Vi2UIcD-byZXKttTmUd8js6-kd3qLO-Ac/edit#gid=280098391 and click on the Howard County tab in the spreadsheet.

I tweeted out to Kata D. Hall (Deputy Communications Director & Senior Speechwriter for Governor Hogan) as she is the one that tweets out the numbers daily, I also tagged the Maryland Department of Health and Mike Ricci (Communications Director for Governor Hogan) asking about the numbers reported today in Howard County.

As of this post I have not received a response as to why the numbers adjusted down today.

This is something I will keep an eye on and if I hear back from someone I will update this story.

Article Update: Mike Ricci did respond to me on Twitter and he said he would ask the department about the downward adjustment and that cases are sometimes reclassified. As I get additional updates I will update this article.

Article Update 2: Mike Ricci sent me the following: “Some cases that originally were initially attributed to the address of the provider who ordered the tests were corrected.”

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 COVID-19 updates going forward will happen on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (unless something significant needs to be reported on the other days) during the week. Weekly weekend charts are on hold unless a spike in numbers are noted in the future in Howard County or Maryland.

Scott E