Maryland Department of Health reports 519 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on August 16th making the total number of confirmed cases in Maryland 100,212. Here are some other significant numbers reported today (reported by Mike Ricci on Twitter):

Positivity rate: 3.42% (-.01, record low)

Hospitalizations: 475 (+15: Acute +7, ICU +8)

We are reporting 3 new confirmed deaths.

Note that this is our lowest number of new deaths since July 6.

The following as sent out on Twitter from Governor Hogan:

Maryland is now reporting a seven-day positivity rate of 3.42%. Our daily positivity has reached a new record low of 2.67%. There are 475 total #COVID19 hospitalizations and 115 ICU beds in use.


Here in Howard County we added 31 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 4,071 confirmed cases.

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 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.