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Caution Encouraged as Regional COVID-19 Cases Climb

Last Updated on Nov 18, 2020 at 12:49pm | Communications Office
By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
The Garrett County Health Department received 90 additional positive COVID-19 results since the last report on Friday, November 13th, bringing the current county total positives to 357.
"Our entire region is currently experiencing a huge spike in COVID-19 cases,” said Garrett County Health Officer Bob Stephens. “It is critical that we all stop exposing ourselves to the virus. At this point, the virus is all around us and we need to keep our guard up. Do not have family and social gatherings or attend high risk events where you cannot have social distance. It is a fact that this virus spreads when there is a break in protective measures.
Although removing a face covering for eating and drinking is allowed in public settings, it is nonetheless risky to yourself and others."
The new positive COVID-19 cases for Garrett County include:
  • 1 male and 1 female age 0-9
  • 3 males and 2 females age 10-19
  • 6 males and 8 females in their 20s
  • 7 males and 7 females in their 30s
  • 8 males and 6 females in their 40s
  • 10 males and 10 females in their 50s
  • 8 males and 3 females in their 60s
  • 3 males and 6 females in their 70s
  • 1 male in his 80s
The three counties in Western Maryland have the highest 7-Day Case Rates Per 100,000 in the state. Compared to Maryland’s rate of 28.2, Allegany’s is 112.6, Garrett’s is 61.05, and Washington’s is 40.29.
Because of the spike in the region and across the country, Health officials continue to urge the public to avoid gatherings big or small, wear a mask in all public places, and maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet at all times. Frequently wash and disinfect hands and frequently touched surfaces, and stay home if you are not feeling well.
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