The Maryland Department of Health for Howard County reports 2,350 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Howard County (up 15 from yesterday) and 62,032 cases in Maryland (up 331 from yesterday) on June 15th.

COVID-19 numbers last week were somewhat noteworthy as we saw the highest one day increase in cases in Howard County ever reported and then we saw the State Health Department roll back the numbers in Howard County by 36 cases in one day.

The statewide COVID-19 positivity rate is now 6.55%.

COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland

Number of confirmed cases : 62,032
Number of persons tested negative : 359,076
Total testing volume : 500,791
Number of confirmed deaths : 2,817
Number of probable deaths : 130
Currently hospitalized : 745
Acute care : 453
Intensive care : 292
Ever hospitalized : 10,222
Released from isolation : 4,567

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 187 (17)
Anne Arundel 4,623 (185) 9*
Baltimore City 6,747 (293) 8*
Baltimore County 7,199 (403) 21*
Calvert 376 (20) 1*
Caroline 283 (2)
Carroll 992 (102) 3*
Cecil 445 (29) 1*
Charles 1,272 (81) 2*
Dorchester 165 (4)
Frederick 2,298 (107) 7*
Garrett 10
Harford 1,019 (55) 3*
Howard 2,350 (70) 5*
Kent 193 (23) 1*
Montgomery 13,657 (655) 39*
Prince George’s 17,400 (615) 25*
Queen Anne’s 183 (12)
St. Mary’s 582 (40)
Somerset 80 (3)
Talbot 107 (4)
Washington 579 (22)
Wicomico 1,027 (35)
Worcester 258 (16) 1*
Data not available (24) 4*

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 1,759
10-19 3,018 (1)
20-29 8,856 (14) 1*
30-39 11,577 (35) 5*
40-49 11,111 (87) 3*
50-59 9,841 (209) 11*
60-69 7,094 (460) 13*
70-79 4,521 (693) 18*
80+ 4,255 (1,295) 75*
Data not available (23) 4*
Female 32,241 (1,381) 71*
Male 29,791 (1,436) 59*

By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 17,767 (1,157) 45*
Asian (NH) 1,205 (109) 6*
White (NH) 12,069 (1,196) 68*
Hispanic 16,834 (297) 7*
Other (NH) 3,149 (30)
Data not available 11,008 (28) 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 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.