I know…I am a day late with this….while it may be a holiday weekend for many…I have had a lot going on with work with clients via ScottE Software.
Below are the weekly tracking charts in Howard County and Maryland I have been working on for some time now and some comments on the data this week. If interested in the data behind the charts I have this handy Google Sheet with the specifics of the data noted on the graphs in this article.
Here are the weekly tracking charts looking at the total number of reported cases in Maryland and Howard County:
Note – The numbers went up a little this past week…across the state and locally…hopefully this does not start a new trend in that direction.
Here are the weekly tracking charts of the number of deaths in Maryland and in Howard County (I still believe that this should be a critical metric to watch closely going forward):
Note – It is nice to see the number of deaths related to COVID-19 drop back down a bit this past week across the state. Here in Howard County (and dang it I do not want to jinx it but) there have been no reported COVID-19 related deaths in back to back weeks. This is the goal for all jurisdictions.
Here is the weekly tracking chart of hospitalizations (“ever hospitalized”) in Maryland:
Note – The number of Hospitalizations “ever hospitalized” dropped back below 300 this past week (by a little). Hoping this is the new normal and the numbers keep falling.
Here is the weekly tracking numbers for new ICU and Acute Hospital Beds for COVID-19, Currently in Use:
Note – this tracking has been noted as critical for Maryland. FIVE consecutive weeks of lower numbers of beds in use at the state level. This has been significant and possibly why Maryland is now in Phase 3 of reopening.
Howard County remains under 10 beds in use due to COVID-19…after hitting a low of only 4 beds in use this week.
Here is the weekly tracking of number of people tested weekly across the state (looking at positive cases and people testing negative):
Note – If there are any real concerning numbers this week it is this…Testing (as I am tracking it by persons testing positive and persons testing negative) was below 80,000 this past week. More testing locations but testing is down…seems a bit odd again this week.
People testing positive exceeded 5% (as I am tracking it) for the first time in a while. This is seriously the numbers I will keep an eye on for a while.
I will continue to track and report this data the best I can…and I hope you find the weekly data even more informative than the daily reported data from various entities (including me).
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
I have a Google spreadsheet for tracking some of the daily Maryland and Howard County numbers and my weekly numbers: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OVZO0oIaEC__KXZ9LwtnhawO1NhdqE78VJ9Hd5LCQ0k/edit?usp=sharing
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.