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Washington County Records First Resident COVID-19 Death

April 11th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Washington County Health Officer Earl Stoner Friday announced the first confirmed death of a Washington County resident from 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The resident was a woman in her 20's with underlying medical conditions.

“I am deeply saddened to announce this loss of a member of our community,” said County Health Officer Earl Stoner. “We extend our heartfelt sympathies to her family and friends.

The Washington County Joint Information Center continues to urge residents to take precautions and follow the directives issued by Governor Larry Hogan to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community. Please continue to practice social distancing, stay home unless it is for an essential reason, disinfect commonly touched surfaces, and wash your hands frequently.

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