COVID-19 in Frederick County

Note: The numbers above reflect vaccinations for all Frederick County residents. Our Vaccine webpage shows just the amount of first doses of COVID-19 vaccine received by the Frederick County Health Department. County residents are being vaccinated by vaccinators across the state, which is why the number of people vaccinated exceeds the amount of vaccine the Frederick County Health Department has received. 


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 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.

Data for ZIP codes with 7 or fewer cases are suppressed according to Maryland Department of Health guidelines. 

Death data are presented by both date of report and by date of death. 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.

Positivity Rate (%) and Case Rate per 100,000

Demographics on Frederick County COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

The Frederick County Health Department (FCHD) will update demographic data once a week on Wednesdays.  All data are preliminary and are subject to change based on additional reporting. Data reflects cases and deaths among Frederick County residents only. The graph by ages and week will be updated with the previous week's data to show complete weeks.

Frederick County Congregate Facility Statistics (Active COVID-19 Outbreaks)

These data will be updated weekly on Wednesdays during the 10 a.m. hour by the Maryland Department of Health.

Note: Congregate Living Facility dataset reflects congregate living facilities in Frederick County (i.e., nursing homes, assisted living facilities, state and local facilities such as detention centers, and group homes with 10 or more occupants) that have confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths and an active outbreak. Data are based on facility reports to Maryland Department of Health (MDH), which may be revised if additional information becomes available. Facilities listed report at least one active confirmed case of COVID-19.

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

Outbreak-Associated Cases in Frederick County Schools

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If there is no data in the above table, that means there are currently no identified outbreaks in Frederick County Schools.

These data are updated weekly on Wednesdays during the 10 a.m. hour. MDH is continuously evaluating its data and reporting systems and will make updates as more data becomes available.

Note: This dataset reflects public and non-public K-12 schools in Maryland that have COVID-19 outbreaks. Data are based on local health department reports to MDH, which may be revised if additional information becomes available. This list does not include childcare facilities or institutes of higher learning. 

Schools listed meet 1 or more of the following criteria:

Classroom/cohort outbreak definition:

1) At least two confirmed COVID-19 cases among students/teacher/staff within a 14-day period and who are epidemiologically linked, but not household contacts; or

School-wide outbreak definition:

2) Three or more classrooms or cohorts with cases from separate households that meet the classroom/cohort outbreak definition that occurs within 14 days or;

3) Five percent or more unrelated students/teachers/staff have confirmed COVID-19 within a 14 day period (minimum of 10 unrelated students/teachers/staff).

Cases reported reflect the current total number of cases. Schools are removed from the list when health officials determine 14 days have passed with no new cases and no tests pending. Archival data is available through the COVID-19 open data catalogue.