Garrett County Notified of 6th Positive COVID-19 Case

Garrett County Health Department has been notified of an additional confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county. This new positive case is an asymptomatic woman in her 80s who was recently released to home from a facility in Allegany County with a known COVID-19 outbreak.

In addition to the six positive COVID-19 cases, Garrett County has also received notification of 294 negative cases.

Of the six Garrett County residents who have been diagnosed with COVID-19:

  • three are fully recovered
  • one is over the infectious period and continues to recover at home
  • two are isolating at home
  • only one required hospitalization

“The two new positive cases this week should serve as a reminder to all of us that the COVID-19 pandemic is far from being over,” said Dr. Jennifer Corder, Deputy Health Officer for Garrett and Allegany County. “Although the Governor has begun to loosen a few restrictions, we need to be vigilant about continuing the measures and practices that have helped keep the numbers low in Garrett County.”

These measures include:

  • Stay-at-home order
  • Travel restriction except for essential travel
  • Prohibition on social gatherings
  • Guidance on maintaining social distancing
  • Wear a cloth face covering when inside retail and food service locations
  • Wash your hands frequently

Garrett County leaders will continue to follow Governor Hogan’s guidance in implementing his ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery’ plan to gradually and responsibly reopen Maryland’s economy while protecting the public’s health.