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6th COVID-19 Death recorded in Allegany County

April 28th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

A sixth death from complications of COVID-19 has been recorded for Allegany County.  The latest fatality was a male in his 50s who was not affiliated with a nursing home.  The man was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions. 


The Allegany County Health Department reports that cases of COVID-19 in the county have now reached 119. The latest confirmed positives include one employee at Cumberland Healthcare Center and an employee at a nursing home in Mineral County.  Two additional community cases were also identified.  Those involved two females, one in her 40s and one in her 30s who are not affiliated with any of the nursing home cases.


On Monday, Governor Larry Hogan directed the Maryland Department of Health to begin publishing statistics on the state’s coronavirus information page regarding cases in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and other congregate living facilities.  These data will include a list of facilities in the state with active cases of coronavirus and tabulate case counts and fatalities at each facility. The nursing home data are expected to be available at within the next few days and will be updated weekly.

3 Responses to “6th COVID-19 Death recorded in Allegany County”

  1. April 28, 2020 at 8:17 pm, Sandy Clark said:

    NURSING HOMES AND VA HOSPITALS (Like Ft HOWARD) are unsanitary, too crowded patients not being changed!! If salaries were better services would be better! Inspections done but not corrected! SO SAD BUT TRUE


  2. April 29, 2020 at 5:21 am, Beth said:

    A separate article on this site discusses reopening schools in Maryland. So which is it? Is everyone going to get sick and die or are we reopening schools and the economy. I’m very confused.


    • April 29, 2020 at 8:55 am, Ann said:

      > The previous article was about opening schools in West Virginia by Governor Justice.


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