By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
Garrett County’s current COVID-19 case count is now 24, following the findings of contact tracing operations. Garrett County continues to protect public health and devote all available resources to testing and contact tracing operations to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The extra cases listed on the State COVID-19 map for Garrett County are being reassigned to the proper jurisdictions.
As stated below the map, all map numbers are preliminary. Once a positive case shows up in the database that feeds information into the map, health department staff in the county assigned the positive case begin their investigation.
Cases are reported as soon as possible to keep the public informed. Unfortunately, sometimes a case is reported for a county, but the investigation determines that the case actually belongs to a different jurisdiction. For more information on why cases need to be assigned other counties, please visit bit.ly/covid-19-answers.
A spokesperson for the Health Department reiterated that the virus has begun spreading throughout the community and it is important to continue taking precautions to slow the spread of the virus.