The Maryland Department of Heath is reporting a COVID-19 Testing Positivity Rate (7 day rolling average) of 8.22% on December 30th. This is the highest rate noted since June 4, 2020 (8.43% reported on that date). Maryland did report 8.14% on December 5th, 8.1% on December 28th and 8.04% on December 4th.

Here are the previous reports of testing volume and positivity rates in Maryland for December (the numbers for today are not yet in the dataset when I published this article):

Here is what the numbers look like charted on the Maryland Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard:

Here are the most up to date positivity rates for each jurisdiction in Maryland (here in Howard County we are up to 5.87% on December 30th):

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

Here is another set of charts that provides some great data for Maryland and Howard County from mSightly:  https://www.msightly.com/covid-19/details.php?documentID=MD%20-%20Positivity%20Trends%20by%20County&documentName=MD%20-%20Positivity%20Trends%20by%20County&eventID=9999&category_id=Maryland&category=Maryland&objectID=276

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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