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Columbia, Ellicott City and Mount Airy are coronavirus hot spots in Howard County, state data shows

Most of the 403 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Howard County are congregated in two parts of the county — the Columbia/Ellicott City area and Mount Airy — according to ZIP code data released by the Maryland Department of Health this week.

Howard County announced late Tuesday it would also release data by ZIP code and age on its coronavirus dashboard. The county’s data is listed by case rate per 10,000 people.

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Many of 106 cases in 21771, a Mount Airy ZIP code, which stretches across Howard, Carroll, Frederick and Montgomery counties, can be traced to the Pleasant View Nursing Home. At the facility, 81 residents and 36 staff members as of Tuesday have tested positive. Twenty-four residents have died from the coronavirus, officials said.

In the eastern part of Howard County, there’s a hot spot in the Columbia/Ellicott City area. In Columbia, the 21044, 21045 and 21046 ZIP codes have a combined 143 positive cases as of Tuesday. The 21042 and 21043 ZIP codes of Ellicott City have 79 positive cases total. The 21043 ZIP code also crosses into Baltimore County.

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There have been nine coronavirus deaths in the county since the first positive case was announced March 15. The state coronavirus website does not specify which ZIP codes deaths occur in. Across Maryland, there have been 9,472 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Tuesday, including 302 deaths, according to state Department of Health data.

The Howard County confirmed cases by ZIP code are:

  • 20701 (Annapolis Junction, includes Howard and Anne Arundel counties) — fewer than 7
  • 20723 (Laurel) — 64
  • 20759 (Fulton) — fewer than 7
  • 20763 (Savage) — fewer than 7
  • 20777 (Highland, includes Howard and Montgomery counties) — fewer than 7
  • 20794 (Jessup, includes Howard and Anne Arundel counties) — 46
  • 20833 (Brookeville, includes Howard and Montgomery counties) — 8
  • 21029 (Clarksville) — 11
  • 21036 (Dayton) — fewer than 7
  • 21042 (Ellicott City) — 28
  • 21043 (Ellicott City, includes Howard and Baltimore counties) — 51
  • 21044 (Columbia) — 59
  • 21045 (Columbia) — 64
  • 21046 (Columbia) — 20
  • 21075 (Elkridge) — 52
  • 21076 (Hanover, includes Howard and Anne Arundel counties) — 39
  • 21104 (Marriottsville, includes Howard, Baltimore and Carroll counties) — 9
  • 21163 (Woodstock, includes Howard and Baltimore counties) — fewer than 7
  • 21723 (Cooksville) — fewer than 7
  • 21737 (Glenelg) — fewer than 7
  • 21738 (Glenwood) — fewer than 7
  • 21771 (Mount Airy, includes Howard, Carroll, Frederick and Montgomery counties) — 106
  • 21784 (Sykesville, includes Howard and Carroll counties) — 29
  • 21794 (West Friendship) — fewer than 7
  • 21797 (Woodbine, includes Howard and Carroll counties) — 14

ZIP codes with fewer than seven cases do not have exact data reported on the state website.

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