Maryland Department of Health reports 2,983 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Howard County and 76,371 cases in Maryland on July 17th.

Tomorrow I plan to have an updated Weekly COVID-19 Chart article about the numbers here in Howard County and in Maryland. Here are some highlights of what I expect to report via the weekly charts:

  • Total number of new cases in Maryland rises for the third consecutive week.
  • Total number of people “ever hospitalized” in Maryland rises for the third consecutive week.
  • Highest ever number of “people tested” in Maryland in a week happened this past week.
  • Total number of beds in use (Acute and ICU) in Maryland rises for the first time in nine weeks.
  • Number of confirmed deaths continues to drop each week

There may be some other interesting stats…especially when it comes to the numbers here in Howard County. Be sure to check back on the blog tomorrow for that report.

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

COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland

Number of confirmed cases : 76,371
Number of persons tested negative : 631,845
Total testing volume : 896,990
Number of confirmed deaths : 3,227
Number of probable deaths : 132
Currently hospitalized : 434
Acute care : 306
Intensive care : 128
Ever hospitalized : 11,728
Released from isolation : 5,286

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 227 (18)
Anne Arundel 5,813 (203) 8*
Baltimore City 9,141 (360) 14*
Baltimore County 9,376 (483) 22*
Calvert 479 (26) 1*
Caroline 351 (3)
Carroll 1,248 (113) 3*
Cecil 542 (28) 1*
Charles 1,583 (88) 2*
Dorchester 232 (5)
Frederick 2,661 (113) 7*
Garrett 30
Harford 1,351 (63) 3*
Howard 2,983 (91) 6*
Kent 215 (22) 1*
Montgomery 16,153 (728) 38*
Prince George’s 20,302 (696) 23*
Queen Anne’s 305 (22) 1*
St. Mary’s 753 (51)
Somerset 106 (3)
Talbot 230 (4)
Washington 751 (29)
Wicomico 1,173 (42)
Worcester 366 (17) 1*
Data not available (19) 1*

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 2,427
10-19 4,267 (1)
20-29 12,178 (18) 1*
30-39 14,309 (43) 5*
40-49 13,248 (102) 3*
50-59 11,727 (254) 13*
60-69 8,286 (523) 12*
70-79 5,192 (797) 20*
80+ 4,737 (1,473) 77*
Data not available (16) 1*
Female 39,825 (1,588) 69*
Male 36,546 (1,639) 63*

By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 22,225 (1,310) 49*
Asian (NH) 1,482 (124) 6*
White (NH) 15,846 (1,367) 68*
Hispanic 20,063 (372) 8*
Other (NH) 3,634 (36)
Data not available 13,121 (18) 1*

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. Note – it looks like the county data stopped updating in the spreadsheet on June 21st but there is still good historical state data that remains up to date.

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.