MDH guidance: Broad facility-wide source control should be implemented in all patient care areas and patient-facing healthcare settings, including outpatient and longterm care, when the statewide combined weekly respiratory virus-associated hospitalization rate (as calculated by CDC) meets or exceeds 10 hospitalizations per 100,000 residents.
Broad facility-wide source control can be discontinued once the combined weekly respiratory virus-associated hospitalization rate has been below 10 hospitalizations per 100,000 residents for two consecutive weeks.
Current Maryland Weekly Respiratory Virus-Associated Hospitalization Rate
Previous Maryland Weekly Respiratory Virus-Associated Hospitalization Rate
GREEN indicates less than 5.0 admissions per 100,000
YELLOW indicates between 5.0 and under 10.0 admissions per 100,000
RED indicates 10.0 admissions per 100,000 or greater
The rates noted above can be found on the RESP-Net CDC Interactive Dashboard below by following these steps:
1. Select "Combined" under the Pathogen filter (left of the graph).
2. Click on "State" on the top right hand portion of the graph. (This will enable the state filter left of the graph.)
3. Select "Maryland" under the State filter (left of the graph).
4. Hover over the points on the solid line to obtain the data values.