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Garrett County COVID Cases Go Up By Eight

October 19th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Garrett County Health Department received eight additional positive COVID-19 results, bringing the current county total positives to 103. 

The new positive COVID-19 cases are all female, with one each in their teen, 20s, 40s, 60s, and 70s, and three in their 50s. All of the individuals are being advised to isolate at home or to seek immediate medical attention based on their signs and symptoms.

“Contact tracing continues to reveal that the current surge in cases in Garrett County is primarily being spread through family, friends and social gatherings,” said Health Officer Bob Stephens. “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, and reduce the chance that restrictions may need to be reimposed.”

“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,” Stephens said. 

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