The Maryland Department of Health dashboard is now showing that Howard County has 7,005 confirmed cases of COVID-19. This is an increase of 60 new cases over the past 24 hours. Testing % positivity rate in Howard County is now at 4.94% (as reported by the state).

Other significant items noted on the dashboard today include:

  • Maryland added 2,018 news cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours. This is the third day of new cases exceeding 2,000 over the past five days.
  • Maryland now has 1,144 currently hospitalized due to COVID-19. This is and increase of 98 beds over the past day.
  • Testing % positive dropped slightly to 6.82%

Sorry for the previous chart on positivity rates…here is the correction:

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 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 only happen when something significant needs to be reported during the week. Weekly weekend charts will continue to happen on Saturday or Sunday (depending on my schedule and the timing of the release of the information).

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Scott E

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