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Jan 13, 2021 at 3:00pm
As of this morning, the percentage of Garrett Countians who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 was 5% of the population which is the highest in the State.
Jan 11, 2021 at 3:15pm
Garrett County is currently continuing to vaccinate the Priority Group 1A as directed by the Maryland Vaccine Plan. There is a total of 1,623 COVID-19 cases and 54 deaths.
Jan 6, 2021 at 2:51pm
The 7-day case rate for Garrett County is currently below the rate for the state with a rate of 40.4. Garrett County is now ranked 14th out of 24 jurisdictions and a bit below the 42.8 state rate.
Jan 6, 2021 at 2:51pm
The Garrett County Health Department reports that they have made very good progress to date in vaccinating essential medical and public safety professionals.
Jan 6, 2021 at 1:44pm
As announced by Governor Hogan at a press conference Tuesday evening, Maryland is moving to a rolling vaccine allocation model. This allows Garrett County some additional flexibility in vaccinating...
Jan 6, 2021 at 1:43pm
Although information about the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine has taken over most news feeds, testing for COVID-19 cases continues throughout the nation and in Garrett County.
Dec 31, 2020 at 11:02am
This week the Garrett County Health Department and Garrett Regional Medical Center ramped up their COVID-19 vaccination distribution as additional vaccine shipments reached the county.
Dec 29, 2020 at 9:40am
Garrett County residents now have FREE COVID-19 testing available Mon through Fri in locations around western Maryland and free masks through #MasksOnMaryland will be given away at these locations.
Dec 28, 2020 at 11:30am
Garrett County’s positive COVID-19 results are currently at 1,364 total cases, with 36 total county deaths due to COVID-19 or its complications.
Dec 28, 2020 at 11:29am
Garrett County currently has a total of 1,460 cases and 37 deaths due to COVID-19 or its complications. Also, the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are reaching the county this week,
Dec 28, 2020 at 11:29am
In order to prioritize the most important tasks and streamline the reporting of COVID-19 statistics for the county, the Health Department is transitioning to using the state reported numbers.
Dec 22, 2020 at 10:23am
Garrett County leads the state in the 7-day positivity rate with 15.3% compared to the state rate of 7.5%. The county 7-day case rate per 100,000 is 71.4 compared to the state rate of 45.8.
Dec 22, 2020 at 10:23am
The schedule for community COVID-19 testing is updated; testing will be held on Tuesday only (9am-2pm) and there will be no testing on Thursday which is Christmas Eve.
Dec 21, 2020 at 5:37pm
The Garrett County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling reminds the public of the holiday hours for the refuse collection sites and landfill.
Dec 18, 2020 at 4:11pm
Governor Larry Hogan and state health officials yesterday announced a series of actions intended to help slow the spread of COVID-19 during the holiday season.