The latest information from the Maryland Department of Health shows Howard County has exceeded 6% (6.04%) COVID-19 positivity rate (rolling 7-day average) for the first time since June 10th (when we were at 6.36%):

Howard County remains well below the state positivity rate (now at 7.33%).

You can see the State data set with COVID-19 information by jurisdiction here:  https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/datasets/mdcovid19-pospercentbyjursidiction

Other COVID-19 related information reported today for Howard County:

  • 97 new cases of COVID-19 reported today for Howard County
  • No deaths related to COVID-19 over the past 24 hours
  • The Howard County Dashboard has not been updated yet today so I will not have the beds in use data updated until later in the day.

See the latest COVID-19 information in my Google sheet:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OVZO0oIaEC__KXZ9LwtnhawO1NhdqE78VJ9Hd5LCQ0k/edit?usp=sharing

Governor Hogan will hold a press conference to provide a COVID-19 update on December 1st at 4:00pm. Given the numbers in November I would recommend watching this press conference today. It will not surprise me to see additional reopening rollbacks (not that I am hoping for that…but the data points above are very concerning).

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.

Scott E

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