By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
The Garrett County Health Department received positive COVID-19 results for one additional person, bringing the current county total positives to 61.
The new positive COVID-19 case is a female in her 50s who has symptoms and is isolating at home.
Today Garrett County’s 7-day positivity rate is 1.0%, and 6 persons are currently isolating due to COVID-19 positive tests.
The next community testing opportunity in Garrett County is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lot between the Health Department and Mountain Laurel Medical Center at 1025 Memorial Drive, Oakland.
This free testing will be 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 intended for persons who do not have symptoms. Persons with symptoms of COVID-19 or those who want antibody testing should contact their health care provider.
Additional testing days are being planned and will be announced on the health department’s Facebook page and website, garretthealth.org.
For more information, call 301 334-7770 or 301 895-3111.