Per the Capital Gazette “Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman will announce new coronavirus restrictions at a Thursday morning news conference“. This would make Anne Arundel County the third jurisdiction to make new COVID-19 restrictions during the rising COVID-19 cases in Maryland (Baltimore City and Montgomery County). Here are articles about Baltimore City and MoCo:
- Coronavirus Latest: Baltimore Officials Say Masks Required Outdoors, City Moves Back To Phase 1 And 25% Business Capacity
- Montgomery Co. brings back tighter COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, restaurants
You can see the total number of cases for surrounding jurisdictions in the image at the top of this article (or here on the state dashboard)…so I decided to look at the 7 day rolling average of positivity rate on November 11th (as reported by the Maryland Department of Health) for the counties surrounding Howard County: (Bolded counties below have or will implement additional COVID-19 restrictions)
- Howard County: 4.52%
- Baltimore City: 6.08%
- Montgomery County: 4.48%
- Anne Arundel County: 5.95%
- Prince George’s County: 6.76%
- Baltimore County: 6.28%
- Carroll County: 4.24%
- Frederick County: 4.87%
The state positivity rate reported on November 11th is 5.6%.
I am keeping a close eye on announcements from Howard County and other surrounding counties in case further area restrictions are announced.
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