I have been following COVID-19 data reported by the state of Maryland and Howard County for some time now (and recently began tracking data in Carroll County). The most recent data being published by the state and local jurisdictions that has great interest to readers is vaccination data.
Recently the state updated their COVID-19 dashboard with vaccination data by county. Here is what is reported as of this morning (January 19th at 9:00am):
- Howard County: 16,276 vaccinations administered (14,522 first doses and 1,754 second doses)
- Carroll County: 8,766 vaccinations administered (8,122 first doses and 644 second doses).
These numbers are SIGNIFICANTLY different than what these two local jurisdictions have reported recently.
In Howard County on their COVID-19 Dashboard as of this morning:
Also the Howard County Executive reported the following on January 17th: “To date, we have received a total of 7,600 vaccines from the State and administered 85.1% of our allocation, which is 6,470 doses.”
The Carroll County Health Department reported the following on December 18th “The Carroll County Health Department has vaccinated around 3,000 people with the COVID-19 vaccine since late December. They have completed most of Phase 1A and are beginning to vaccinate people in Phase 1B. They will prioritize people in Phase 1B and are not vaccinating people in 1C at this time.”
So to recap the vaccination numbers:
- Howard County:
- State reported number: 16,276 vaccinations administered
- Howard County reported number: 6,470 vaccinations administered
- Carroll County:
- State reported number: 8,766 vaccinations administered
- Carroll County reported number: around 3,000 vaccinations administered
I have reached out to the recommended contacts within the Maryland Department of Health for additional information and I have not received a response to my emails or voicemail at the time of this article release.
Update: I placed a call to the Carroll County Health Department and left a voicemail. I am hoping someone responds so I can ask questions about their local numbers.
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will provide an update on vaccination Phase 1B today at 12:30pm. I am going to try and attend if my work schedule allows today. Dr. Maura Rossman (Howard County Health Officer) is scheduled to be at this press conference so maybe I can get some additional information about the local numbers vs state numbers.
If additional information comes my way on this topic I will be sure to update my readers.
Note – new COVID-19 data will be released at 10:00am from the state of Maryland on their dashboard.