Howard County Health Department is now reporting only 4 beds in use by COVID-19 patients per their COVID-19 Dashboard. Here is a screenshot of the Hospital Capacity tab of the dashboard today (note – the date for these numbers is listed as August 31st)
The number of COVID-19 patients noted in “Acute Care” is reported as 3. This is the lowest number reported on the dashboard since it began reporting on March 25th (although the number is not listed on April 1st).
The number of COVID-19 patients noted in “ICU” is reported as 1. This number has been this low recently per the dashboard. This number has not been 0 since April 6th.
It is great to see the number of beds in use by COVID-19 patients continue to go down here locally. This is a critical metric being watch by many.