The number of new COVID-19 cases has hit another all time high in Carroll County. Reported on the Maryland Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, Carroll County has 16,103 total reported cases of COVID-19 as of December 4th. This number represents a one day increase of 287 cases (a new all time high number ever reported for Carroll County.

Here is a look at the number of new cases by day from December 1, 2021 – January 4, 2022:

The current COVID-19 Positivity Rate in Carroll County is little below the statewide level today:

  • Maryland: 27.44%
  • Carroll County: 25.16%

You can see this chart here:

I know many readers would like to see the reported current local hospitalization numbers and local deaths due to COVID-19 as a comparison. I can tell you that there is not a dataset for local hospitalizations and the dataset for local deaths has still not been updated since December 4, 2021.

Other significant news today:

Today Governor Hogan declared a 30-day state of emergency to take urgent short-term actions to combat the current COVID-19 surge. We are also mobilizing 1,000 members of the MD National Guard to assist with the state’s emergency pandemic response. Details:

Also…”No return to a statewide mask mandate in Maryland (although masks now required in state government buildings and offices) …”

I will continue to track the local numbers and report out significant changes for my readers.

Scott E


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