Maryland Department of Health reports 3,717 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Howard County and 92,426 cases in Maryland on August 5th. Maryland added 572 new cases and Howard County added 27 new cases of COVID-19 in the past day.

The statewide COVID-19 testing positivity rate is now 4.05% and Howard County is at 2.99%.

COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland

Number of confirmed cases : 92,426
Number of persons tested negative : 889,969
Total testing volume : 1,332,181
Number of confirmed deaths : 3,402
Number of probable deaths : 134
Currently hospitalized : 555
Acute care : 421
Intensive care : 134
Ever hospitalized : 12,922
Released from isolation : 5,749

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 276 (18)
Anne Arundel 7,114 (211) 9*
Baltimore City 11,953 (406) 15*
Baltimore County 12,666 (533) 22*
Calvert 660 (27) 1*
Caroline 441 (3)
Carroll 1,511 (115) 2*
Cecil 672 (29) 1*
Charles 1,947 (89) 2*
Dorchester 353 (5)
Frederick 3,020 (114) 7*
Garrett 45
Harford 1,878 (66) 3*
Howard 3,717 (100) 6*
Kent 235 (22) 1*
Montgomery 17,976 (755) 39*
Prince George’s 23,156 (723) 23*
Queen Anne’s 402 (24) 1*
St. Mary’s 945 (52)
Somerset 129 (3)
Talbot 369 (4)
Washington 989 (31)
Wicomico 1,316 (44)
Worcester 656 (19) 1*
Data not available (9) 1*

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 3,128
10-19 5,852 (1)
20-29 16,114 (20) 1*
30-39 17,395 (45) 5*
40-49 15,526 (108) 3*
50-59 13,821 (271) 15*
60-69 9,521 (559) 12*
70-79 5,908 (840) 22*
80+ 5,161 (1,551) 75*
Data not available (7) 1*
Female 48,619 (1,670) 70*
Male 43,807 (1,732) 64*

By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 28,480 (1,397) 50*
Asian (NH) 1,674 (127) 6*
White (NH) 20,106 (1,439) 67*
Hispanic 23,217 (394) 10*
Other (NH) 4,070 (36)
Data not available 14,879 (9) 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.

I have a new spreadsheet for tracking some of the daily Maryland numbers and my weekly numbers:   https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OVZO0oIaEC__KXZ9LwtnhawO1NhdqE78VJ9Hd5LCQ0k/edit?usp=sharing

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 will continue to happen when there are significant items to review.

1 COMMENT

  1. How can this be accurate considering the test data is delayed. I took my test almost 30 days ago at cvs in Howard county and still no results.

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