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Allegany County COVID-19 Cases jumps to 31

April 16th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Health Department reports that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Allegany County has risen to 31.  This includes additional cases at a nursing home with previously confirmed cases.  That facility now has a total of nine patients and four staff members who are fighting the disease.  Of the four staff members, one is a Mineral County resident who is not part of the official count for Allegany County.

 

In an unrelated case, a fifth Mineral County resident employed in Allegany County also tested positive for COVID-19.  As with all other cases, a contact investigation is underway and individuals who may have been exposed will be notified.

 

It is more important now than ever to practice social distancing and to stay at home as much as possible.  Even essential personnel should stay at home if they feel sick.  However, recognizing that there are times when Marylander’s must go out for essential items such as groceries, prescriptions, or medical care, Governor Hogan issued an executive order requiring every individual to wear a face covering when going into any retail establishment or when using public transportation.  The Allegany County health department is urging residents to comply with the Governor’s order, which goes into effect on Saturday, April 18 at 7:00 a.m.

14 Responses to “Allegany County COVID-19 Cases jumps to 31”

  1. April 16, 2020 at 8:18 pm, Mark said:

    I have a friend who works at a nursing home and just underwent chemo for cancer and now has a very depressed immune system. When the Health Dept hides what facility is a hot bed of this virus they are putting people’s lives in great danger. I hope they get their asses sued off for their CRIMINAL behavior and hopefully they don’t kill more innocent people first!

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  2. April 16, 2020 at 8:39 pm, Bob said:

    Most of the woes of a real city without most of the benefits.

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  3. April 17, 2020 at 12:20 am, jim said:

    Saw on the internet it was devlin?

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    • April 17, 2020 at 5:10 am, Mark said:

      > Nah, it’s the former Golden Living Center on Winifred Road.

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      • April 17, 2020 at 5:13 am, Mark said:

        > But folks shouldn’t be left guessing. How about if someone has a loved one there and wants to bring them home till this passes? (assuming they can test them first) Hiding stuff can be a death sentence and is totally uncalled for and violates NO ONE’S PRIVACY!!

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        • April 17, 2020 at 9:20 am, Ken said:

          > Why don’t you think about what you just said.

          You want to bring someone home from the nursing home who might already have the virus or could pick it up from you or your family? The entire idea of “staying in place” is to minimize the possibility to spreading the infection.

          These are tough times. My mother is in a nursing home which is locked down and doesn’t have enough telephone lines to handle the increased call volume.

          Yes, this is terrible but it’s necessary.

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          • April 17, 2020 at 10:39 am, Mark said:

            > Or you could learn to READ! Look again at what I wrote “(assuming they can test them first) ” I think people should have a CHOICE if they WANT to work while they have a compromised immune system or keep a loved one in a place that is rampaging with a deadly virus. You on the other hand seem to think it’s OK to FORCE people to sacrifice THEIR lives because WHY??

    • April 17, 2020 at 5:14 am, Mark said:

      > Course it could be in Devlin by now!

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  4. April 17, 2020 at 8:44 am, Dan said:

    > I’m sure the employees and anyone coming in for logistical purposes were made aware just not the general public

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  5. April 17, 2020 at 4:48 pm, Ken said:

    Hey Mark, go right ahead, try and get a test.

    There are no on-demand tests available to the public and won’t be for a while.

    So, while it was nice to you to write that, reality got in the way of your plan.

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  6. April 17, 2020 at 4:51 pm, Ken said:

    You know Mark, I’ve honestly tried to treat you respectfully. I can see that isn’t a mutual thing.

    I don’t know what’s eating you but I’m not the bad guy here.

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    • April 17, 2020 at 6:07 pm, Mark said:

      > I haven’t disrespected you at all, just made suggestions and asked you questions, meanwhile you have FAILED miserably at ‘trying’ to be respectful and insult my intelligence with crap like this- ” Why don’t you think about what you just said.” and now you want to play victim! lol

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      • April 17, 2020 at 6:09 pm, Mark said:

        > My turn to insult your ‘intelligence’ Do you know what the word ‘assume’ means?? lol

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  7. April 17, 2020 at 6:10 pm, Mark said:

    And people are finding the tests SOMEWHERE!

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