The Maryland Department of Health reported 134 new cases of COVID-19 in Howard County on December 31st. This ends the reporting in 2020 with 11,222 COVID-19 cases reported in Howard County this year. Maryland ends the year with 276,662 COVID-19 cases reported this year.

In December 2020 Howard county added the most new cases of any month for this past year (reported by the state):

Here is other information published by the state today:

Tomorrow I will try to take a little time and publish all of the monthly numbers for Howard County and the state of Maryland.

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 / monthly 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