COVID-19 Community Levels are a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. (Note: The level reported on this page is based on local daily calculations. CDC reports this metric on Thursdays and their data can lag approximately 2 days)
At our current level, people should:
Hospitals, nursing homes, and healthcare settings are instructed to follow CDC's COVID-19 Community Transmission Level. People who are immunocompromised may want to talk with their healthcare provider about their level of risk, which metric is best for them to follow, and what steps they should take to protect themselves.
Masks should still be worn by people with symptoms of COVID-19, a positive COVID-19 test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19. Additionally, people may still choose to wear a mask at any time based on personal preference, informed by personal level of risk.
Data in this section will be updated daily based on the most recently available information. All data are preliminary and are subject to change based on additional reporting. Data is available at opendata.maryland.gov
Data reflects cases and deaths among Frederick County residents only. Hospitalizations shown are for Frederick Health Hospital and reflect all patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. Hospital data is delayed one day. Frederick Health Hospital ICU bed capacity is currently 19 beds normally and can be expanded if staffing permits. Additional hospital data available at frederickhealth.org/COVID19.
Data for ZIP codes with 7 or fewer cases are suppressed according to Maryland Department of Health guidelines.
Death data are presented by date death was reported. Death data are updated as amendments to the death record are received. Change in deaths in the last 24 hours does not mean that the deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, and some reports of deaths may be delayed. The -1 death reported on Jan. 28, 2021 was due to a case/death being reassigned to another jurisdiction.
5/27/2021: The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Vital Statistics Administration (VSA) has revised the state’s COVID-19 data to include deaths that were not properly classified by medical certifiers over the past year. VSA identified these deaths as COVID-19 deaths through an information reconciliation process utilizing other sources of data. The May 27 increase of +12 deaths reflects the additional deaths that have been included.
Positivity RateThe percent positive rate is a seven-day rolling average of positive results as a percentage of all tests.
How is the positivity rate calculated?Maryland's positivity rate reflects the seven-day rolling average of each day's positivity percentage. The daily positivity percentage is calculated using the total number of tests electronically reported to MDH (by date of report) and the number of positive tests electronically reported to MDH (by date of report).
Why report the positivity rate?As Maryland’s testing capacity continues to increase, using the positivity rate provides additional context to case counts. It informs data about testing and the presence and spread of COVID-19 throughout Maryland.
These data will be updated weekly on Wednesdays during the 10 a.m. hour by the Maryland Department of Health.
Note: This dataset reflects congregate living facilities in Frederick County, Maryland (i.e., nursing homes, assisted living facilities, state and local facilities, and group homes with 10 or more occupants) that have active COVID-19 outbreaks, with at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days. Data are based on facility reports to MDH, which may be revised if additional information becomes available.
Facilities are removed from the list when health officials determine 14 days have passed with no new cases and no tests pending.
Frequent question: I don’t see X facility listed. Does that mean that the health department isn’t following them or they aren’t reporting to you?
The facilities listed in the table above only includes active outbreaks (which is defined as one case in these types of facilities). If the facility you’re looking for isn’t included on that list, that means that there is no current active outbreak in that facility. (Please note that the website is updated once a week on Wednesdays around 10am). Frederick County Health Department nurses are assigned to all long term care facilities in the county, providing them with guidance and support. We are in daily contact with all nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Frederick County.
For more frequently asked questions and information, check out the Frederick County Health Department COVID-19 page.
If there is no data in the above table, that means there are currently no identified outbreaks in Frederick County Schools.