COVID-19 cases have been reported in Howard County since mid-March 2020 (March 16th was the first case reported per the state dataset). To date (December 8th) 9,004 total cases of COVID-19 have been reported locally (per the Maryland Department of Health dashboard).
Reported on November 2, 2020 Howard County exceeded 6,000 cases of COVID-19 (6,019) in total during this pandemic. Since that date 2,985 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported locally. This means 33.15% of all COVID-19 cases reported for Howard County have happened in the past 36 days.
If you look at the numbers for the entire state of Maryland they match what we are seeing here in Howard County. Today 219,961 cases of COVID-19 have been reported statewide. On November 2nd the number of total cases reported was 146,995. This means that 72,966 new COVID-19 cases have been reported statewide since November 2nd (or 33.17% of all cases).
A pandemic that has been in Maryland for nearly nine months and nearly one third of all reported new cases of COVID-19 have happened in just the past 36 days.
These numbers are not talked about often enough in my opinion. We hear a lot about the daily numbers but not often enough about the bigger picture in regards to the numbers reported by the state and the county. The data nerd in me tracks it and watches it the best I can and will continue to put out some of that data to my readers.
If you are interested in a weekly or a monthly view of the data in chart form with links to the data…I have been writing about that information for some time (at least the the weekly view…the monthly view is new):
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