Garrett County COVID-19-Related Numbers and Easter Service Guidance

Garrett County Health Department reported today that testing numbers and negative results continue to grow, while the positive cases of COVID-19 remains at four.

Total COVID-19 testing numbers for Garrett County residents as of Wednesday, April 8th, are as follows:

163 – specimens processed

4 – total positive results for Garrett County residents

116 – negative results for Garrett County residents

43 – pending tests results

The Maryland State Map currently shows a fifth case in Garrett County. However, due to an issue with the patient’s reported address, the county of residence is not Garrett. The issue has been reported to the state for correction.

Please note under current procedures, local health departments are only notified of results on the individuals who reside in their county.

The COVID-19 pandemic is interfering with normal Easter Celebrations across the country. The Governor’s Executive Order prohibiting groups of more than 10 people from assembling and requiring those groups of 10 or less to maintain social distancing of at least six feet between individuals. Churches, synagogues and mosques have been included in the list of ‘non-essential businesses’ that are required to close their normal operations.