The Spy obtains information for the above chart between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Statewide data are updated about 10 a.m. each day. Johns Hopkins updates its data throughout the day.
Key points for today
- Community levels in all counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore are low.
- Talbot County’s 7-day average positivity rate is 2.99% and its case rate is 2.31 cases per 100,000 population.
- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland is now at 1,017,470, an increase of 499 in the past 24 hours.
- In the past 24 hours, 8 people died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 14,121
- The state’s average positivity rate is 2.53%, up 0.11 percentage points since yesterday.
- The number of patients currently hospitalized is 146, up 4 from yesterday.
Letters to Editor
Will Chapman says
Is there any ability to get accurate case data anymore? I see the Spy still has a link to talbotcovid19.org — which hasn’t updated anything in over a month. Even then, it seemed the last reported case figures were lower than what we were hearing in the community, as the public has perhaps shifted to home test kits, for which there is no mechanism to report or factor results into the county’s figures.
I’m just curious. Glad that cases are down, curious about the multiple anecdotal stories we get from families we know who are still getting infected, glad that vaccines seem to be reducing major illness, but wonder if we have any sense of the true positivity rates or if we’ve thrown our collective hands in the air on that.