Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The information provided in this dashboard represents the best data available to the Howard County Health Department at the time of reporting. All data is preliminary and is subject to change based upon additional reporting. To protect the privacy of impacted individuals, data for zip codes with 10 or fewer cases is suppressed.

While the Howard County Health Department strives for data accuracy, it is important to note that data about case counts is influenced by multiple factors, including the availability of testing. Case rates - the number of cases per 10,000 people - provide the most accurate indication of concentration but still do not accurately reflect the spread of the disease.

The case counts reflect the number of individuals who have tested positive. We know there are infected persons who have no symptoms and don’t get tested. Therefore, the number of positive cases is most likely an underestimate of the disease in the community. Every single Howard County resident needs to continue to practice social distancing, abide by all state and local executive orders, and follow all other recommendations in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Graphic Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)What You Need to Know about this Virus Outbreak:

Health Department COVID-19 Information Line 

***New Hours Effective Monday, August 17, 2020***  The Coronavirus Information Line will be available from 8:30 am - 4:30pm - Monday - Friday.  Call 410-313-6284 for answers to health and medical questions about Coronavirus.


For Howard County Information and Resources related to COVID-19 visit:

Media Releases/Advisories

7/20/2020 Howard County Issues Heat Advisory in Response to High Temperatures
7/17/2020 Health Department Reopening for Critical In-Person Services
3/17/2020 Howard County Health Department Goes Virtual for Many Services
3/16/2020 Three More Cases of COVID-19 in Howard County
1/31/2020 Rabid Cat Found in Ellicott City
1/24/2020 Health Department Monitoring Novel Coronavirus Outbreak from China
1/16/2020 Howard County WIC Program Introduces Telelactation Initiative
10/31/2019 Teen Peer Leadership Program the Next Phase in Youth Suicide Prevention Efforts
8/27/2019 Howard County Health Department Receives National Accreditation
8/13/2019 HCHD Pediatrician Co-Authors National Policy Statement
7/19/2019 Heat Advisory
7/17/2019 Heat Advisory
6/7/2019 A Case of Botulism Identified in Howard County
5/2/2019 Homerun For Recovery Softball Tournament