Wicomico Coronavirus cases reach double-digits

Wicomico County now has 11 confirmed cases of coronavirus, state health officials reported Sunday. Additional cases have also been confirmed in Worcester County, which now reports nine people as having Covid-19. The count in Somerset remains at four cases, which makes for a total of 24 cases in the Lower Shore counties. Officials concede there […]

Inside the front lines of the Covid-19 fight at PRMC

In the battle against Covid-19, an elite few are on the front lines at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. “This is a warship – only essential, multifunctional, cross-trained personnel are on board,” said Dr. Yashvir Sangwan, an interventional pulmonologist and Medical Director of the Covid-19 unit. The Covid-19 unit is a designated area where providers treat […]

Mountaire delivers chicken to hospital employees

Mountaire Farms is donating more than 44,000 pounds of chicken to employees at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford and Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury this week. Trucks will bring cases of chicken to PRMC on Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Nanticoke on Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Employees will […]

Brad Gillis: Let’s lead with honesty, humility and vision

This is an extremely challenging time in our community. We will remember Covid-19 for the rest of our lives, this experience will reshape the world for generations to come. The deadly virus Covid-19 is here, in our community; no sugar-coating the circumstances we are truly joined together in a fight for everything we love about […]

Journal tells of Shore life during 1918 Spanish Flu

A century ago the Eastern Shore and the nation dealt with an influenza epidemic that is chilling in the similarities it shares with today’s Covid-19 pandemic. By autumn 1918, and through early 1920, the global population was hit by Spanish Influenza, the name then-associated with the H1N1 virus. Although often linked to Spain as a […]

Wicomico youngster tests positive for Covid-19

A girl under the age of 18 has tested positive for the coronavirus, Wicomico County Health officials announced today, making her the seventh confirmed Covid-19 case in the county. While officials did not provide any names, they said the girl’s siblings were tested and are negative for the virus, The entire household is quarantined at […]

First coronavirus death reported at PRMC

A coronavirus patient has died at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. The patient, whom hospital officials did not name, is the first local victim of the worldwide pandemic. State health officials said late Saturday that the patient was a woman in her 60s. “We are saddened to report the passing of the first patient […]

Most day-care centers ordered to close Friday

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that he is requesting a presidential disaster declaration for the state of Maryland because of the coronavirus pandemic.  President Trump was expected to approve the disaster declaration late Thursday. “People are looking for certainty, but the truth is, we simply don’t know yet how bad it’s going to […]

Schools to remain closed an additional four weeks

Superintendent of Maryland Public Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced Wednesday morning that schools will remain closed for an additional four weeks, until at least April 24. The original shut-down, tentatively set to expire this Friday, was declared in response to the spread of COVID-19. “It is too early to say when schools will reopen,” Salmon […]

Video: Hogan announces schools closings extension

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced today that schools in Maryland will remain closed for at least another four weeks, until April 24.

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