To date in Howard County we’ve had 18,814 cases of COVID-19 and 238 deaths. As of 9:00am today, our 7-day average positivity rate is 3.8% and our 7-day average case rate per 100,000 of our population is at 13.29. We continue to monitor the staffing capacity at Howard County General Hospital and today, there are 29 COVID-19 patients in both ICU and Acute Care unit.

We must continue to StayCOVIDSafe by wearing a mask around people not in our households, avoiding gatherings of large groups, keeping our distance, and washing our hands. We can slow the spread once again by working together.

Howard County leads the state with percent of residents who have received their first dose. To date, 53.5% of Howard County residents have received at least a first vaccine dose out of two doses, and 37% are fully vaccinated.

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All residents 16+ are now eligible to receive a vaccine. To pre-register for a vaccine at a mass-vax site in Maryland please visit covidvax.maryland.gov or call 1-855-634-6829 to pre-register. Residents may also pre-register with the Howard County Health Department at vaccine.howardcountymd.gov or by calling 410-313-6284.

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Scott E