According to the Maryland Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard on May 11th: Howard County has the lowest COVID-19 positivity rate (7 day rolling average) reported to date (1.76% on May 10th).
The previous low COVID-19 positivity rates (7 day rolling average) reported for Howard County were the following:
You can view all positivity rate data by jurisdiction in Maryland here in this data set from the state: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/datasets/mdcovid19-pospercentbyjursidiction
Governor Hogan released the following COVID-19 information today:
Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 3% For First Time Since October
State Surpasses 5.3 Million Vaccinations, 64.8% of Adults With At Least One Dose
Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped below 3% for the first time since last October.
More Than 5.3 Million Vaccinations. Maryland is reporting 5,300,229 COVID-19 vaccinations, and according to official CDC data, 64.8%of Maryland adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The state is outpacing the national rate (58.2%), and is 92.6% of the way toward meeting President Biden’s goal of 70% of adults receiving at least one dose by July 4.
Case Rate Per 100K Drops Below 9. The state’s COVID-19 case rate per 100K dropped to 8.96, and has dropped by 62% since mid-April.
Positivity Rate Drops Below 3%. The state’s seven-day positivity rate dropped to 2.88%—the first time below 3% since October 12, 2020. The seven-day positivity rate has dropped 69.6% from the winter peak.
Hospitalizations Remain Below 800. COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland remain below 800—at 799—and are down 59% from their winter peak.