Maryland Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from March 26, 2021

Number of Health Center respondents = 13 (76% of all Health Centers)

Data represents information provided by health centers from a single, specified reporting date. Summary information across report dates is not comparable due to differences in which health centers responded for a given report date.

Patients Tested

Metrics Value
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 2,340
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 80.10%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 765
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 90.91%

Patients by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patients Tested, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 Patients Tested Positive, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 9.91% 7.45%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 11.24% 21.83%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 18.38% 28.10%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.60% 1.44%
Asian Patients3 1.15% 2.35%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 3.80% 10.72%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.09% 0.26%
Patients with More than one race3 1.75% 4.05%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.91% 5.75%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 0.94% 1.57%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 49.23% 16.47%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 1,872
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 70.46%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 734
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 50.99%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 28.04% 40.46%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 13.89% 4.09%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 27.83% 27.93%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 8.12% 0.00%
Asian Patients3 3.26% 6.27%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 5.56% 0.27%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.32% 0.14%
Patients with More than one race3 2.56% 0.27%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 5.34% 3.13%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 0.59% 0.68%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 4.49% 16.76%

Testing Logistics

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 92.31%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 75.00%

Average Turnaround Time for COVID-19 Test Results, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 33.33%
12 Hours or Less 0.00%
24 Hours 0.00%
2-3 Days 66.67%
4-5 Days 0.00%
More Than 5 Days 0.00%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 15.38%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 69.23%
Vaccine confidence 0.00%
Vaccine storage capacity 0.00%
Vaccine supply 23.08%
Other 7.69%
None 15.38%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 82.69%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 6
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 2
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 28
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 30
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 1.54%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 30.00%

Health Centers with an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for:

Type of PPE 6 or Fewer Days 7-13 Days 14-20 Days 21-27 Days 28 or More Days No Supply Challenge at this time
Surgical Masks 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 30.77% 69.23%
N95/PPR Masks 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 7.69% 30.77% 61.54%
Gowns 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 30.77% 69.23%
Gloves 0.00% 0.00% 7.69% 0.00% 23.08% 69.23%
Face Masks/Goggles 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 7.69% 15.38% 76.92%

1 The reported number of patients tested do not represent the same patients included in the reported number of patients tested positive due to a lag between the date the specimen is collected and the availability of test results. Positivity rates cannot be inferred by dividing patients tested positive by patients tested for this reason.

2 Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding to the hundredths.

3 Includes Hispanic/Latino and Non-Hispanic/Latino.

4 Only health centers that responded having COVID-19 testing capacity are included, n=12. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundredths.

Date Last Reviewed:  March 2021