The Maryland Department of Health is reporting 139 new cases of COVID-19 in Howard County on November 21st. This is the highest number of new cases added in one day for Howard County. Here are the top 5 days (per the Maryland Health Department dashboard):

  • November 21st: 139 new cases
  • November 17th: 102 new cases
  • November 19th: 101 new cases
  • November 20th: 95 new cases
  • June 11th: 91 new cases

Howard County has added 609 new cases of COVID-19 over the past week. This is by far the most ever during this pandemic (the past high as I am tracking it was 470 last week). More on that in my Weekly COVID-19 Charts article coming later today or early tomorrow morning (waiting on the Howard County Dashboard to be updated).

See the history I am tracking here:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OVZO0oIaEC__KXZ9LwtnhawO1NhdqE78VJ9Hd5LCQ0k/edit#gid=0

Other notable items from the data today: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/

Maryland reported 2,885 new cases of COVID-19 (2nd highest number of cases in a day ever reported).

Maryland now has 1,229 beds in use due to COVID-19.

Maryland Testing % Positive rate dropped slightly to 7.13%

More to come in my weekly report.

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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