COVID-19 Cases in Allegany County Reach 119 with 6 Deaths PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Allegany County Health Department   
Wednesday, 29 April 2020 06:42

Male in his 50s not connected to nursing home outbreak.

CUMBERLAND, MD – 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.

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