The has been a lot of talk about the rising COVID-19 numbers recently on the news. Looking at the data reported by the Maryland Department of Health yesterday: There were 244 new COVID-19 cases across the state reported on July 21st. This is the highest number of new cases in a day since May 30th (249 reported new COVID-19 cases reported on that date). Below is a chart outlining the daily new cases since May 30th:

Date Total Cases New Cases
2021/05/30 14:00:00+00 459777 249
2021/05/31 14:00:00+00 459894 117
2021/06/01 14:00:00+00 459995 101
2021/06/02 14:00:00+00 460060 65
2021/06/03 14:00:00+00 460194 134
2021/06/04 14:00:00+00 460339 145
2021/06/05 14:00:00+00 460471 132
2021/06/06 14:00:00+00 460575 104
2021/06/07 14:00:00+00 460659 84
2021/06/08 14:00:00+00 460737 78
2021/06/09 14:00:00+00 460863 126
2021/06/10 14:00:00+00 460984 121
2021/06/11 14:00:00+00 461097 113
2021/06/12 14:00:00+00 461183 86
2021/06/13 14:00:00+00 461265 82
2021/06/14 14:00:00+00 461325 60
2021/06/15 14:00:00+00 461392 67
2021/06/16 14:00:00+00 461470 78
2021/06/17 14:00:00+00 461549 79
2021/06/18 14:00:00+00 461635 86
2021/06/19 14:00:00+00 461697 62
2021/06/20 14:00:00+00 461739 42
2021/06/21 14:00:00+00 461779 40
2021/06/22 14:00:00+00 461828 49
2021/06/23 14:00:00+00 461887 59
2021/06/24 14:00:00+00 461953 66
2021/06/25 14:00:00+00 462017 64
2021/06/26 14:00:00+00 462078 61
2021/06/27 14:00:00+00 462144 66
2021/06/28 14:00:00+00 462181 37
2021/06/29 14:00:00+00 462217 36
2021/06/30 14:00:00+00 462279 62
2021/07/01 14:00:00+00 462354 75
2021/07/02 14:00:00+00 462439 85
2021/07/03 14:00:00+00 462535 96
2021/07/04 14:00:00+00 462596 61
2021/07/05 14:00:00+00 462634 38
2021/07/06 14:00:00+00 462681 47
2021/07/07 14:00:00+00 462736 55
2021/07/08 14:00:00+00 462835 99
2021/07/09 14:00:00+00 462980 145
2021/07/10 14:00:00+00 463107 127
2021/07/11 14:00:00+00 463186 79
2021/07/12 14:00:00+00 463265 79
2021/07/13 14:00:00+00 463383 118
2021/07/14 14:00:00+00 463487 104
2021/07/15 14:00:00+00 463665 178
2021/07/16 14:00:00+00 463848 183
2021/07/17 14:00:00+00 464031 183
2021/07/18 14:00:00+00 464197 166
2021/07/19 14:00:00+00 464336 139
2021/07/20 14:00:00+00 464491 155
2021/07/21 14:00:00+00 464735 244

Not only are new cases beginning to tick up but so are hospitalizations. Reported on July 21 is 146 beds in use due to COVID-19 across the state. You have to go back to June 22nd for the last time the state had that many beds in use due to COVID-19:

July 21st
June 22nd

While I would not characterize these increases as a “spike” there is little question that the numbers are rising a bit. I will continue to watch the state wide numbers and I will begin again watching the local numbers for Carroll County and Howard County.

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On July 19th Governor Hogan shared this information:

Maryland’s infection rate remains one of the lowest in the country, but those who are unvaccinated are at higher risk—especially with the highly transmissible Delta variant that is circulating.

*98%* of today’s new confirmed cases are among those who are not fully vaccinated.

If you have not be vaccinated you can find a vaccination clinic near you and make an appointment here: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine#locator

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Scott E

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