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.