Maryland Department of Health reports 4,249 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Howard County and 104,669 cases in Maryland on August 24th. Maryland added 567 new cases and Howard County added 35 new cases of COVID-19 in the past day.

The statewide COVID-19 testing positivity rate is now 3.27% and Howard County is at 2.66%.

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COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland

Number of confirmed cases : 104,669
Number of persons tested negative : 1,142,924
Total testing volume : 1,794,703
Number of confirmed deaths : 3,554
Number of probable deaths : 140
Currently hospitalized : 407
Acute care : 304
Intensive care : 103
Ever hospitalized : 14,007
Released from isolation : 6,047

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 381 (20)
Anne Arundel 8,011 (221) 10*
Baltimore City 14,072 (435) 16*
Baltimore County 14,788 (565) 23*
Calvert 764 (27) 1*
Caroline 479 (3)
Carroll 1,651 (117) 3*
Cecil 765 (30) 1*
Charles 2,278 (91) 2*
Dorchester 430 (5)
Frederick 3,371 (116) 7*
Garrett 61
Harford 2,337 (66) 3*
Howard 4,249 (111) 6*
Kent 254 (22) 1*
Montgomery 19,540 (776) 39*
Prince George’s 25,537 (757) 23*
Queen Anne’s 517 (25) 1*
St. Mary’s 1,084 (53)
Somerset 176 (3)
Talbot 452 (4)
Washington 1,237 (32)
Wicomico 1,473 (47)
Worcester 762 (21) 1*
Data not available (7) 3*

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 3,788
10-19 7,274 (1)
20-29 18,736 (23) 1*
30-39 19,563 (46) 6*
40-49 17,377 (118) 3*
50-59 15,485 (287) 16*
60-69 10,563 (578) 12*
70-79 6,439 (879) 26*
80+ 5,444 (1,619) 75*
Data not available (3) 1*
Female 55,286 (1,743) 72*
Male 49,383 (1,811) 68*

By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 33,503 (1,459) 53*
Asian (NH) 1,928 (131) 6*
White (NH) 23,500 (1,505) 67*
Hispanic 25,343 (413) 10*
Other (NH) 4,590 (38)
Data not available 15,805 (8) 4*

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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