By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
The Garrett County Health Department received eight additional positive COVID-19 results since the last report on November 4th. This brings the current county total positives to 202, with 42 people isolating due to positive results.
The new positive COVID-19 cases include:
- 3 females in their 20s
- 1 female and 1 male in their 30s
- 1 female in her 40a
- 2 females in their 60s
During a press conference yesterday, Governor Larry Hogan gave some updates on the COVID-19 situation in the state.
“Our statewide metrics do not yet warrant taking drastic immediate actions,” he said. “However, the upticks in some of our metrics here and the spiking numbers in other states do place us once again at a pivotal moment in the spike.”
“Today we need every single Marylander to recommit to the actions that have helped us crush the curve the first time around,” the governor said. “The simple steps that can help us keep our loved ones and neighbors safe are statewide masking order, which will remain in full force and effect, requiring everyone to wear masks or face coverings in public spaces of all businesses across the state, and in outdoor public areas when it is not possible to maintain physical distancing.”
The state statistics Governor Hogan highlighted included:
- Maryland this week reported the highest daily count since July at 1,198 new cases.
- 588 Marylanders were in the hospital with COVID-19.
- Maryland's hospitalization rate for COVID-19 has more than doubled since the last low in September and is now at levels last seen in midsummer.
- The state's positivity rate surpassed 4% this week for the first time since August.
“Wearing masks continues to be the single best mitigation strategy we have to fight this virus,” Hogan continued. “It is the best way to keep you and your family members safe, keep people out of the hospital, save lives, and to keep Maryland open for business. I mean, it’s that simple.”