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COVID-19 numbers on the rise again in Maryland and Carroll County – April 17th

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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%

Notes:

  • 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

Notes:

  • 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):

Notes:

  • 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.

Notes:

  • 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:

If numbers continue to rise and/or new restrictions are implemented there will be additional updates here on The Observer.

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