The Maryland Department of Health dashboard is now showing that Howard County has 7,542 confirmed cases of COVID-19. This is an increase of 54 new cases over the past 24 hours. Testing % positivity rate in Howard County is now at 4.89% (as reported by the state).

Other significant items noted on the dashboard today include:

  • Maryland added 1,667 news cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours.
  • Maryland now has 1,341 people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19. This is and increase of 65 beds in use over the past day.
  • Testing % positive dropped slightly to 6.60%
  • It was reported that Howard County had 1 death due to COVID-19 over the past 24 hours bringing the total to 130.

Over the past 7 days Howard County has added 597 new cases of COVID-19:

  • 11/18 – 60 cases
  • 11/19 – 101 cases
  • 11/20 – 95 cases
  • 11/21 – 139 cases
  • 11/22 – 58 cases
  • 11/23 – 90 cases
  • 11/24 – 54 cases

Howard County went over 7,000 confirmed case back on November 18thhttps://scotteblog.com/2020/11/18/howard-county-now-over-7000-confirmed-cases-of-covid-19/

On November 21st Howard County saw its highest one day increase (139 new COVID-19 cases that day): https://scotteblog.com/2020/11/21/howard-county-highest-number-new-covid-19-cases-in-one-day-during-this-pandemic-139-new-cases-reported-on-november-21st/

On November 23rd Howard County announced new restrictions due to COVID-19https://scotteblog.com/2020/11/23/howard-county-executive-announces-additional-gathering-restrictions-limits-for-10-people-indoors-and-25-people-outdoors/

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