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Monday, September 28, 2020

Howard County's COVID situation Sept. 28

 From the County Exec:

" As of 9:00 a.m. today and according to the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), Howard County’s 7-day average positivity rate is 1.83% and has remained well below the Governor’s and CDC’s recommendation of 5%. 


To date, we have administered 135,712 tests, and tested 87,623 county residents, which is 27.2% of our population. The average age of cases is trending up to 39 years of age and 67% of all cases to date are under the age of 50. Additionally, our 7-day average of cases per 100,000 of our population is at 5.4, according to MDH. Our COVID-19 hospitalizations have remained steady, and we currently have 14 COVID-19 patients in both our ICU and Acute Care units."

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