Data analysis: Maryland’s fall coronavirus wave has rapidly eclipsed previous surges. Now at least 1 in 33 residents has had COVID-19.

Coming into November, Maryland was averaging about 74 cases a week per 100,000 residents. This month the state is recording new cases more than twice as quickly. With all 24 jurisdictions outpacing their pre-November case rate, it took only 20 days to surpass May’s record of 31,036 cases in a month. With seven days left in November, the month’s count stood at 38,516 cases.

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