11/18/2021: Earlier this week, Maryland Department of Health (MDH) adjusted the state’s COVID-19 vaccine data to update the number of boosters that were initially labeled as second doses. MDH identified the booster doses through a routine reconciliation process and has revised the logic that misclassified the doses.
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.
Percent of population vaccinated is calculated based on total population, not population eligible to be vaccinated. ZIP code data is capped when values exceed 100% and are suppressed if vaccination total is less than 7; ZIP code data is updated once weekly on Wednesdays. "Received at least one dose" represents the total number of people who received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including those who received one dose of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. "Fully vaccinated" represents the number of people who have received the second dose in a two-dose vaccine series or one dose of the single-shot COVID-19 vaccine.
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 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.
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.
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.
If there is no data in the above table, that means there are currently no identified outbreaks in Frederick County Schools.