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Garrett County Notified of 6th Positive COVID-19 Case

Last Updated on May 8, 2020 at 11:29am | Communications Office
By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
Garrett County Health Department has been notified of an additional confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county. This new positive case is an asymptomatic woman in her 80s who was recently released to home from a facility in Allegany County with a known COVID-19 outbreak.
In addition to the six positive COVID-19 cases, Garrett County has also received notification of 294 negative cases.
Of the six Garrett County residents who have been diagnosed with COVID-19:
  • three are fully recovered
  • one is over the infectious period and continues to recover at home
  • two are isolating at home
  • only one required hospitalization
“The two new positive cases this week should serve as a reminder to all of us that the COVID-19 pandemic is far from being over,” said Dr. Jennifer Corder, Deputy Health Officer for Garrett and Allegany County. “Although the Governor has begun to loosen a few restrictions, we need to be vigilant about continuing the measures and practices that have helped keep the numbers low in Garrett County.”