Maryland (including Carroll County) is seeing a rise in COVID-19 numbers this Spring. This is similar to what we experienced in the Spring of 2021 (just a little later this year). Here are some of the latest numbers per the State of Maryland COVID-19 dashboard: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/
Positivity % by Jurisdiction (reported on April 16th):
- Maryland: 3.06%
- Carroll County: 3.42%
- Maryland Positivity Rate was 1.53% on March 30th. The last time Maryland was over 3% was back on February 20th.
- Carroll County Positivity Rate has generally been slightly above the state number for most of this year.
- We experienced a similar upward trend in COVID Positivity Rates last Spring (Early March 2021 – Early April 2021).
7 Day Moving Average Case Rate per 100K by Jurisdiction (reported on April 16th):
- Maryland: 9.76
- Carroll County: 6.36
- Maryland reported a case rate of 5.23 on March 30th. The last time Maryland was over 9 was back on February 25th.
- Carroll County remains (at the moment) below the state number and is currently below 7.
ICU and Acute Hospital Beds for COVID-19, Currently in Use (Reported on April 16th):
- Maryland: 144
- Carroll County: 1 (latest data reported on March 27th from the Carroll County Health Department)
- While the number of cases and positivity rates are increasing we are not yet seeing a trend upward in COVID hospitalizations at this time.
Per the CDC Community Map Carroll County (and all of Maryland) remains in the “LOW Community Level” category.
- CDC data on COVID-19 Community Levels were calculated on Apr 14, 2022.
Some colleges have already starting implementing mask mandates again after seeing increases in cases:
The Johns Hopkins University is initiating temporary COVID-19 measures again after nearly 100 undergraduate students tested positive for COVID-19 since April 1. https://t.co/LYLDypOVUY
— Erudera College News (@erudera) April 7, 2022
The George Washington University (GW) has temporarily reinstated its indoor mask mandate after an increase in COVID-19 cases on its campuses and across the D.C. region. https://t.co/S24KZxwlgP
— Erudera College News (@erudera) April 13, 2022
If numbers continue to rise and/or new restrictions are implemented there will be additional updates here on The Observer.