Reported by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on November 22nd:
As of 9:00 a.m. today, our 7-day average positivity rate is 3.19% and our 7-day average case rate per 100,000 of our population is 12.9. There are currently 3 COVID-19 patients in both ICU and Acute Care units. Already, as the weather cools and more folks are gathering indoors, we’ve seen an uptick in our case rates. This holiday week, please continue to be vigilant with mitigation measures and encourage those who remain unvaccinated to get their shot. If you develop COVID symptoms, please stay home and get tested.
As winter approaches, it’s vital to have a highly vaccinated community. Fully vaccinated adults are now eligible for booster shots. If you are not yet vaccinated, please roll up your sleeve and get your shot. According to the Maryland Department of Health, Howard County continues to be a leader in the state with our COVID-19 vaccination rates – with 96.5% of residents 12 and older receiving at least one dose of a vaccine.
To find a COVID-19 vaccine clinic near you, including those offering booster and children’s shots, visit https://vaccine.howardcountymd.gov, call 410-313-6284, or contact your medical provider.
Looking at the data reported a week ago (on November 15th):
“…our 7-day average positivity rate is 2.63% and our 7-day average case rate per 100,000 of our population is 8.9. There are currently 13 COVID-19 patients in both ICU and Acute Care units.”
See the information from last week here: https://scotteblog.com/2021/11/15/howard-county-reports-covid-19-rates-creep-upward-positivity-rate-is-now-2-63-and-average-case-rate-per-100000-is-now-8-9/
Looking at the data reported two weeks ago (on November 8th):
“…our 7-day average positivity rate is 1.80% and our 7-day average case rate per 100,000 of our population is 7.3. There are currently 4 COVID-19 patients in both ICU and Acute Care units.”
So in two weeks Howard County has a positivity rate increase from 1.80% to 3.19% and 7-day average case rate per 100,000 of 7.3 to now 12.9.