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Anne Arundel County coronavirus map shows Annapolis, Pasadena, Glen Burnie have most cases

A map of confirmed coronavirus cases across Anne Arundel County shows high-population areas like Annapolis, Pasadena and Glen Burnie are most hard-hit by the pandemic.

The map, first published Monday by the Anne Arundel County Health Department, breaks down the cases by ZIP code and age group and shows the exponential growth in cases since the first case was confirmed in mid-March.

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The map will be updated daily to give residents a better sense of what is going in their communities, said Health Officer Nilesh Kalyanaraman and its design will change moving forward to improve clarity.

It shows a cumulative case count of 370 cases.

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An assessment by The Capital found only 362 cases on the ZIP code map.

That discrepancy is because some cases the state health department reports to the county may not have an address attached to them and could be because a person does not have a fixed address or their address was not released, said county spokesman Chris Trumbauer.

While the exact number of cases within the Annapolis city limits has not been confirmed, the Annapolis ZIP codes — 21401, 21402, 21403 and 21409 — which includes the Naval Academy and Eastport, have the most reported cases thus far with a combined 61.

More city-specific data will be released in the coming days, Kalyanaraman said.

The ZIP code with the second-most confirmed cases is Pasadena (21122) with 37. There are 17 cases each in nearby Severna Park (21146) and Arnold (21012).

The Glen Burnie ZIP codes — 21060 and 21061 — have a combined 46 cases with another 20 each in Severn (21144) and Hanover (21076), 9 in Brooklyn (21225), 10 in Jessup (20794) and 8 in Linthicum Heights (21090).

The map currently does not include racial or ethnic makeup because data is “wildly incomplete," Kalyanaraman said, noting they have race data for less than 50% of cases.

Despite that lack of data, the county is focused on health equity to ensure equal access to testing and hospitalization and other resources, said County Executive Steuart Pittman during the county’s twice-weekly press call.

“We know that COVID-19 is having a disparate impact on racial minorities around the country. We, unfortunately, don’t have that data to tell that story that we wish we had but having it by ZIP code is helping to start study that,” Pittman said.

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday the state would begin reporting information about the race of patients who contract the coronavirus and those who die from it. He cautioned there will significant gaps in data initially.

Hogan also said the Baltimore-Washington corridor has been designated by the federal government as an emerging “hotspot.” Anne Arundel County is among 12 counties in that corridor that will receive federal aid.

“This virus continues to spread in every jurisdiction in our state, but the concentration of cases has intensified, particularly in the Baltimore-Washington corridor,” Hogan said.

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Individuals between the ages of 30 and 59 make up more than half of all the cases, county data shows. Those in the 60-69 age range account for about 50 cases. Patients in the most at-risk age range, 70 or older, there are about 50 total cases.

No cases have been reported at BWI Airport, Annapolis Junction or Gibson Island.

In the western part of the county, the Laurel ZIP code, 20724, has 18 cases. Odenton (21113) and Crofton (21114) have 15 each. Gambrills has 14 and Fort Meade has 6.

Millersville (21108) and Crownsville (21032) have 9 and 12 cases, respectively.

The virus has not reached South County the map shows with Davidsonville, Harwood, West River, Galesville, Lothian, Deale, Shady Side, Churchton, Dunkirk, Tracy’s Landing, Friendship, Owings, and North Beach zipcodes reporting a combined 11.

Across the South River, Edgewater (21037) has 12 cases.

Here is an alphabetical breakdown of the number of cases in each ZIP code in the county (as of Monday):

  • Annapolis (21401): 35
  • Annapolis (21403): 16
  • Annapolis (21409): 8
  • Annapolis Junction (20701): 0
  • Arnold (21012): 17
  • Brooklyn (21225): 9
  • BWI Airport (21240): 0
  • Churchton (20733): 1
  • Crofton (21114): 15
  • Crownsville (21032): 12
  • Curtis Bay (21226): 2
  • Davidsonville (21035): 1
  • Deale (20751): 1
  • Dunkirk (20754): 0
  • Edgewater (21037): 12
  • Fort George G. Meade (20755): 6
  • Friendship (20758): 0
  • Galesville (20765): 0
  • Gambrills (21054): 14
  • Gibson Island (21056): 0
  • Glen Burnie (21060): 18
  • Glen Burnie (21061): 28
  • Hanover (21076): 20
  • Harmans (21077): 1
  • Harwood (20776): 0
  • Jessup (20794): 10
  • Laurel (20724): 18
  • Linthicum Heights (21090): 8
  • Lothian (20711): 3
  • Millersville (21108): 9
  • Naval Academy (21402): 2
  • North Beach (20714): 1
  • Odenton (21113): 15
  • Owings (20736): 0
  • Pasadena (21122): 37
  • Riva (21140): 1
  • Severn (21144): 20
  • Severna Park (21146): 17
  • Shady Side (20764): 4
  • Sherwood Forest (21405): 1
  • Tracys Landing (20779): 0
  • West River (20778): 0

Baltimore Sun reporters Pam Wood and Luke Broadwater contributed to this story.

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