Maryland Department of Health reports 4,325 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Howard County and 106,664 cases in Maryland on August 28th. Maryland added 601 new cases and Howard County added 25 new cases of COVID-19 in the past day.

The statewide COVID-19 testing positivity rate is now 3.32% and Howard County is at 2.57%.

Here are some interesting recent articles on the blog:

Tomorrow I am planning an update to my weekly COVID-19 tracking charts for the blog. A bit of an early spoiler…the amount of COVID-19 testing conducted this past week will be lower than the previous six weeks.

COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland

Number of confirmed cases : 106,664
Number of persons tested negative : 1,184,606
Total testing volume : 1,868,927
Number of confirmed deaths : 3,593
Number of probable deaths : 143
Currently hospitalized : 412
Acute care : 306
Intensive care : 106
Ever hospitalized : 14,184
Released from isolation : 6,124

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 392 (20)
Anne Arundel 8,190 (223) 10*
Baltimore City 14,312 (438) 20*
Baltimore County 15,149 (575) 23*
Calvert 779 (27) 1*
Caroline 489 (3)
Carroll 1,669 (120) 3*
Cecil 769 (30) 1*
Charles 2,346 (91) 2*
Dorchester 443 (6)
Frederick 3,430 (117) 7*
Garrett 63
Harford 2,408 (66) 3*
Howard 4,325 (111) 6*
Kent 260 (22) 1*
Montgomery 19,806 (779) 39*
Prince George’s 25,963 (762) 23*
Queen Anne’s 533 (25) 1*
St. Mary’s 1,096 (55)
Somerset 191 (3)
Talbot 463 (4)
Washington 1,273 (32)
Wicomico 1,522 (47)
Worcester 793 (22) 1*
Data not available (15) 2*

By Age Range and Gender

Age/Gender Cases Deaths
0-9 3,878
10-19 7,534 (2)
20-29 19,164 (23) 1*
30-39 19,908 (46) 6*
40-49 17,680 (119) 3*
50-59 15,781 (289) 16*
60-69 10,719 (586) 13*
70-79 6,516 (893) 26*
80+ 5,484 (1,633) 77*
Data not available (2) 1*
Female 56,368 (1,758) 75*
Male 50,296 (1,835) 68*

By Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Cases Deaths
African-American (NH) 34,105 (1,471) 55*
Asian (NH) 1,981 (132) 6*
White (NH) 24,102 (1,520) 68*
Hispanic 25,669 (415) 10*
Other (NH) 4,678 (39)
Data not available 16,129 (16) 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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