Maryland Department of Health reports 4,089 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Howard County and 100,715 cases in Maryland on August 17th. Maryland added 503 new cases and Howard County added 18 new cases of COVID-19 in the past day.

The statewide COVID-19 testing positivity rate is now 3.27% (a new all time low) and Howard County is at 2.95%.

COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland

Number of confirmed cases : 100,715
Number of persons tested negative : 1,056,897
Total testing volume : 1,645,642
Number of confirmed deaths : 3,504
Number of probable deaths : 137
Currently hospitalized : 435
Acute care : 329
Intensive care : 106
Ever hospitalized : 13,658
Released from isolation : 6,008

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 343 (19)
Anne Arundel 7,700 (219) 10*
Baltimore City 13,507 (429) 15*
Baltimore County 14,043 (551) 23*
Calvert 742 (27) 1*
Caroline 465 (3)
Carroll 1,613 (116) 3*
Cecil 736 (29) 1*
Charles 2,175 (91) 2*
Dorchester 413 (5)
Frederick 3,231 (114) 7*
Garrett 58
Harford 2,167 (66) 3*
Howard 4,089 (110) 6*
Kent 246 (22) 1*
Montgomery 19,071 (771) 39*
Prince George’s 24,719 (745) 23*
Queen Anne’s 487 (25) 1*
St. Mary’s 1,061 (52)
Somerset 154 (3)
Talbot 421 (4)
Washington 1,138 (31)
Wicomico 1,405 (45)
Worcester 731 (19) 1*
Data not available (8) 1*

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 3,552
10-19 6,797 (1)
20-29 17,865 (21) 1*
30-39 18,860 (46) 5*
40-49 16,797 (114) 3*
50-59 14,951 (282) 15*
60-69 10,235 (572) 12*
70-79 6,279 (864) 25*
80+ 5,379 (1,598) 75*
Data not available (6) 1*
Female 53,172 (1,725) 70*
Male 47,543 (1,779) 67*

By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 32,109 (1,439) 53*
Asian (NH) 1,849 (130) 6*
White (NH) 22,322 (1,482) 67*
Hispanic 24,733 (408) 10*
Other (NH) 4,396 (37)
Data not available 15,306 (8) 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 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.

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