By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
The Garrett County Health Department received a positive COVID-19 result for one additional person, bringing the current county total to 35.
The new positive COVID-19 case is an asymptomatic female in her 30's. She is a staff member at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home and is isolating at home.
“The increase in positive cases over the past two weeks continues to show that we have asymptomatic community spread of COVID-19 in Garrett County,” said Dr. Jennifer Corder, Deputy Health Officer for Garrett and Allegany County. “We can expect that other well-feeling individuals in our community have COVID-19, and for this reason, we remind you to wear your mask, wash your hands and practice physical distancing when out in public.”
Any future community COVID-19 testing dates will be announced on the health department’s Facebook page and website, garretthealth.org. Anyone going to the Garrett Regional Medical Center for a COVID-19 test must have a physician’s orders and must go through the lab. Please do not go to the emergency room for testing unless you are sick enough to need emergency care.
“Wearing a mask is a simple step we can all take to slow the spread of COVID-19,” according to Maryland’s #MaskOnMaryland campaign. “Our health and economic recovery depends on each and every one of us doing our part.”
For more information, call 301 334-7770 or 301 895-3111.