By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
The Garrett County Health Department received notification of three additional positive COVID-19 cases which brings the county’s total positive cases for Garrett County residents to 18.
These new cases include two persons in their 20s, a female with symptoms and a male without symptoms, who have not required hospitalization and are isolating at home. The third person is a female resident at Dennett Road Nursing home who is in her 80s. She does not have any symptoms and has been isolated at the facility.
None of these new cases were tested at the community event on July 3rd. Not all of the results have been received from that event, but all that have been received have been negative.
“As the positive numbers in the county increase, personnel from state and local public health are working to trace the positive cases and will be in touch with any individuals with potential exposure,” said Dr. Jennifer Corder, Deputy Health Officer for Garrett and Allegany Counties. “Please make sure you answer the call when you see either Garrett County Health Department or MD COVID on your caller ID. Calls from contact tracers could show up as either one.”
The Garrett County Health Department, in conjunction with other state and local partners, has scheduled a testing opportunity 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.
This event is 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.
For more information, call 301 334-7770 or 301 895-3111.