By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
The Garrett County Health Department received notification of another positive COVID-19 case which brings the county’s total positive cases to 15.
This positive case is female Garrett County resident in her 60s who presented with symptoms at a local health care facility. She did not need to be hospitalized and is isolating at home.
The Garrett County Health Department, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Health and other state and local partners, operated a drive-thru testing event at Deep Creek Lake on Friday, July 3.
The event was held at the Garrett County Fairgrounds in McHenry. A total of 267 tests were conducted from 8 am to 12 noon while persons were sitting in their cars. Of those tested, 75% were Maryland residents, and 64% were Garrett County residents. All results from this event are still pending. Persons with positive results will be called directly, while negative results will be sent to the person’s mailing address.
An additional testing opportunity is scheduled for Friday, July 17, from 7:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot between the Health Department and the Mountain Laurel Medical Center at 1025 Memorial Drive in Oakland. Testing will be free and without the need for an appointment or a doctor’s order. THIS IS NOT AN ANTIBODY TEST THAT MAY IDENTIFY A PREVIOUS INFECTION.
These events are designed for persons who do not have symptoms. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their doctor to be tested at the hospital outpatient laboratory or other clinical laboratory. Persons that are interested in an antibody test for COVID-19 should also contact their health care provider.
Partners for these events include Maryland Department of Health, Garrett County Public Schools, Mountain Laurel Medical Center, Garrett Regional Medical Center, County Government, and Maryland State Highway Administration.
For more information, call 301 334-7770 or 301 895-3111.