By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
No matter where you look across the country, the number of COVID-19 cases is going up, and Garrett County is no exception.
Contact tracers at the health department have been contacting new positive cases, as well as checking back with those who remain in isolation because of a positive diagnosis. With each new positive case, contact tracers interview the affected person to determine close contacts and then call each of those contacts to advise them of their exposure and direct them to quarantine for a 14-day period.
There have been 39 new COVID-19 cases in Garrett County since the last case information released by the health department on October 22.
These cases include:
- 2 males and 1 female age 10-19 years old
- 3 males and 3 females in their 20s
- 3 males and 1 female in their 30s
- 5 males and 4 females in their 40s
- 4 males and 9 females in their 50s
- 2 males and 1 female in their 70s
- 1 female in her 90s
“It is important to remember that if you test positive you will have a 10 days period of isolation,” said Dr. Jennifer Corder, Deputy Health Officer for Garrett and Allegany Counties. “And, in order to return to work or school, you must also go at least 24 hours with no fever and no fever-reducing medication. Your other symptoms of COVID-19 also need to be improving. A subsequent negative test does not release you from your isolation period any earlier.”
Some numbers on the Garrett County Health Department website, garretthealth.org, will continue to be updated daily, but case number will be updated on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
For more information call 301-334-7770 or 301-895-3111.