I am always looking for a positive story and this seems like a good one today…the Howard County Health Department COVID-19 dashboard is reporting 25 Beds In Use due to COVID-19 (18 Acute Care and 7 ICU). This is the lowest number reported since November 12th (when the number was 23 beds in use due to COVID-19). Here is my tracking chart in my Google Spreadsheet (if you click on the graphic you can see the full version):
Here are just the totals:
Over the past two days the number of Beds In Use has dropped by 17. Over the past month the number of total beds available has risen by 20.
You can see all of the Beds In Use data for Howard County here in my Google Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OVZO0oIaEC__KXZ9LwtnhawO1NhdqE78VJ9Hd5LCQ0k/edit#gid=1305609790
As the state has seen significantly rising numbers in regards to beds in use due to COVID-19 it is nice to see our local numbers decreasing. I am hoping for other numbers to begin to decrease in the near future (we can hope…and do our part…like WEAR YOUR DAMN MASK).
I have reached out to the Howard County Health Department for additional information about this decrease. I may have a follow up to this story this weekend if there is more to this decrease in beds in use due to COVID-19 in Howard County.
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
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). New Monthly charts will happen around the 1st of each month.