Howard County had 3,106 COVID-19 tests reported on December 4th. This represents the highest one day number of tests reported for Howard County. Previous highs were:

  • 2,988 reported on November 26th
  • 2,908 reported on December 3rd
  • 2,772 reported on November 21st

Here is a look at the testing information on the Howard County Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard:

Some other significant items related to COVID-19 in Howard County (noted on my Weekly COVID-19 Tracking Chart article yesterday):

The number of new COVID-19 cases over a week was up significantly this past week:

10 residents of Howard County passed away from COVID-19 this past week. 9 residents passed away the previous week.  The number of “Beds In Use” due to COVID-19 dropped significantly over the past week. This was noted in this article: Howard County Reports 25 Beds In Use Due To COVID-19; Lowest Total Since November 12th

Testing Positivity Rate (7 day average) continues to rise in Maryland and here in Howard County. Howard County is up to 6.77% as of yesterday.

If you are looking to get tested in Howard County be sure to check out this resource:

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

Scott E

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