Wicomico reports two more Covid-19 cases; total is four

The coronavirus patient count in Wicomico County is now up to four.

County Health Department officials said Monday that two more Wicomico residents tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, which brings the total to seven known cases on the Lower Shore of Maryland.

The Wicomico County Health Department and Peninsula Regional Medical Center continue to operate their COVID-19 Call Center.

Wicomico and Somerset County residents can contact the call center at 410-341-4600 or 410-219-6889, Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. to  6 p.m. Although the call center cannot share any additional details about confirmed cases, they can help answer residents’ questions.

On Saturday, PRMC officials announced their first coronavirus case had arrived at the hospital.

Health officials have declined to offer details or release patient indenties, in an effort to protect each patient’s privacy.

Medical and health officials are urging that anyone who might have symptoms or concerns, call the COVID-19 Information and Triage Line at 410-912-6889.

On Thursday, Wicomico County health officials announced the arrival of the first COVID-19 coronavirus in the immediate area.

Additionally, there has been a case confirmed in Worcester County, as well as Accomack County on the Eastern Shore of  Virginia.

The Health Department strongly urges the public to take all possible precaution to help prevent the spread of this illness.  Take these everyday steps to help protect yourself and the community:

·       Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds

·       Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available

·       Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, your sleeve or your elbow.

·       Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

·       Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using standard cleaning practices

·       Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·       With the Governors Executive orders please consider staying home if at all possible

·       Do not have gatherings with more than 10 people

Please also remember that not everyone needs to be tested.  If you are having symptoms contact your primary care provider who will determine if you need to be tested.

For information on COVID-19, visit the Maryland Department of Health at health.maryland.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov.

Local updates will be shared through the Wicomico County Health Department’s website at wicomicohealth.org or through social media on Facebook, Instagram (WicomicoHealth) or Twitter (@WicomicoHealth).  

Helpful Coronavirus links

Maryland Department of Health Coronavirus Page
CDC: About the Coronavirus Disease 2019
CDC: What to do if You Are Sick
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
AP News Coronavirus Coverage

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