Below are the weekly tracking charts in Howard County and Maryland I have been working on for some time now. If interested in the data behind the charts I have this handy Google Sheet with the specifics of the data noted on the graphs in this article.

Here are the weekly tracking charts looking at the total number of reported cases in Maryland and Howard County:

Here are the weekly tracking charts of the number of deaths in Maryland and in Howard County (I still believe that this should be a critical metric to watch closely going forward):

Here is the weekly tracking chart of hospitalizations (“ever hospitalized”) in Maryland:

Here is the weekly tracking numbers for new ICU and Acute Hospital Beds for COVID-19, Currently in Use:

Note – Howard County Health Department did not update their COVID-19 dashboard on December 12th so the number of beds in use in Howard County may change slightly.

Here is the weekly tracking of number of people tested weekly across the state (looking at positive cases and people testing negative):

Note – Total testing (as I am tracking it by persons testing positive and persons testing negative) went above 120,000 for the week across the state – the highest number ever noted in my charts.

People testing positive (as I am tracking it by persons testing positive and persons testing negative) has risen to 15.79%. Again…I know this is a different number than what the state is putting out (as they are looking at total tests positive and I am looking at “people” testing positive vs negative). I have added the positivity % reported by the state (7.42% over the past week) to this chart above (in blue).

I have a chart showing the state reported number and the Howard County reported number in a separate chart below.

Here are some of the big COVID-19 related stories covered by the blog this past week:

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). Monthly charts will be update on (or around) the 1st of each month.

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Scott E

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