Maryland Department of Health reports 3,941 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Howard County and 97,384 cases in Maryland on August 12th. Maryland added 541 new cases and Howard County added 28 new cases of COVID-19 in the past day.

The statewide COVID-19 testing positivity rate is now 3.61% and Howard County is at 3.14%.

Other highlights today include:

  • Total COVID-19 beds in use (state) dropped by 41 over the past day to 488. That is as low a number we have seen since June 21st.

COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland

Number of confirmed cases : 97,384
Number of persons tested negative : 981,454
Total testing volume : 1,503,630
Number of confirmed deaths : 3,474
Number of probable deaths : 138
Currently hospitalized : 488
Acute care : 371
Intensive care : 117
Ever hospitalized : 13,348
Released from isolation : 5,956

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 303 (18)
Anne Arundel 7,479 (218) 10*
Baltimore City 12,991 (418) 16*
Baltimore County 13,463 (545) 22*
Calvert 715 (27) 1*
Caroline 454 (3)
Carroll 1,572 (115) 3*
Cecil 714 (29) 1*
Charles 2,084 (89) 2*
Dorchester 378 (5)
Frederick 3,118 (114) 7*
Garrett 53
Harford 2,034 (66) 3*
Howard 3,941 (106) 6*
Kent 243 (22) 1*
Montgomery 18,641 (767) 39*
Prince George’s 24,098 (741) 23*
Queen Anne’s 440 (25) 1*
St. Mary’s 1,012 (52)
Somerset 141 (3)
Talbot 404 (4)
Washington 1,041 (31)
Wicomico 1,361 (45)
Worcester 704 (19) 1*
Data not available (12) 2*

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 3,379
10-19 6,428 (1)
20-29 17,166 (21) 1*
30-39 18,300 (45) 5*
40-49 16,270 (112) 3*
50-59 14,502 (274) 15*
60-69 9,933 (569) 12*
70-79 6,120 (855) 24*
80+ 5,286 (1,587) 76*
Data not available (10) 2*
Female 51,337 (1,707) 71*
Male 46,047 (1,767) 67*

By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 30,803 (1,426) 52*
Asian (NH) 1,771 (129) 6*
White (NH) 21,428 (1,465) 68*
Hispanic 24,200 (405) 10*
Other (NH) 4,290 (37)
Data not available 14,892 (12) 2*

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.