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NEWS RELEASE

October 16, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –

Garrett County Notified of Seven Additional COVID-19 Cases

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team

The Garrett County Health Department received seven additional positive COVID-19 results, bringing the current county total positives to 95. The new positive COVID-19 cases include:

  • Two females in their 40s, both with symptoms and isolating at home
  • One male in his 60s, with symptoms, isolating at home
  • Three teens, two male and one female, all with symptoms and isolating at home
  • One female in her 50s, with symptoms, isolating at home

“We are currently experiencing a surge in cases in Garrett County,” said Health Officer Bob Stephens.  “Contact tracing continues to reveal that the primary spread is through family, friends and social gatherings.  As the restrictions have been relaxed, it is more important than ever that community members be compliant with social distancing and face covering practices to prevent the spread of COVID.”

“I am very concerned that a continued surge in cases will require reimposing restrictions that we have worked so hard to relax,” Stephens said. “If we as a community want our businesses, schools and churches to remain open, we need to renew our efforts to keep Garrett County safe and healthy.”

For more information call 301-334-7770 or 301-895-3111.