By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
The Garrett County Health Department has received results from many of the 175 tests conducted at a drive-thru community COVID-19 testing event held in Accident on June 26.
So far, the event has returned one positive result for COVID-19. The person who tested positive is a woman in her 50s who has been notified and is self-isolating at home. Her close contacts are being notified to quarantine or be tested. All other results received so far were negative, and those patients will receive a letter in the mail with that information.
Not all 175 tests completed will end up in the Garrett County test counts because some participants were from other Maryland jurisdictions and a few were from out of state. Some of the results from Friday’s testing are still pending.
The county’s total cumulative cases of COVID-19 now stands at 11.
Several additional testing days are being scheduled for the county. Additional information will be released on the Garrett County Health Department’s Facebook page and garretthealth.org as plans are finalized.
For more information, call 301 334-7770 or 301 895-3111.