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for covid-19 related questions call OUR HOTLINE AT 443-523-1920

Maryland Dept. of Health – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

or visit our covid-19 page here 

covid-19 numbers at a glance:

United States – 28,580,198

Maryland – 385,678 (3.28% Positive)

Somerset – 2,400 (2.35% Positive) 

In Somerset County –   2,336 recovered,  2 hospitalized, and 31 deaths. (3/5/2021)

For a breakdown by zip code, visit coronavirus.maryland.gov. 

For a definition of the positivity rate, go to coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/methodology 

(All numbers will be updated Monday – Friday)



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“Treatment is most effective when cancer is found in its early stages.” Journalist and cancer survivor Joan Lunden explains why it’s so important to get screened: bit.ly/2vjsWNcJoan Lunden encourages adults ages 50 and over to talk to their doctor to determine the right screening test for colorectal cancer.Comments on this video are... ... See MoreSee Less
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As we end this #DressInBlueDay, here’s some more of our staff members rockin’ their blue attire. Have a safe and great weekend everyone 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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Prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes with our FREE, virtual program happening all year long! Sessions start April 1, 2021. For more information, please call (443)-523-1700. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today, we add 3 new cases, bringing our total up to 2,400. Our positivity rate is lower than yesterday, coming in at 2.35%. The state positivity rate has risen a bit from yesterday, coming in at 3.28%. On this #DressInBlueDay, please wear blue in support of colorectal cancer awareness and as always, don't forget to wear a mask (preferably a blue one!) ... See MoreSee Less
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Our staff members are wearing blue today to remind everyone that for many, colorectal cancer is as real as it gets. Even for those of us under 45. Join us in supporting colorectal cancer awareness month 💙 #DressInBlueDay ... See MoreSee Less
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Tomorrow is March 5 which means it's #DressInBlueDay! Join us in raising awareness for colorectal cancer by wearing your favorite blues, and posting your photos to social media. We can't wait to see your photos 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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We add four new cases, bringing our total up to 2,397. Our percentage rate drops a little bit from yesterday to 2.85%. The state percentage rate dropped from yesterday as well, coming in at 3.24%. As always, don't forget #masksonmaryland! ... See MoreSee Less
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Dr Heidi Anderson, President of UMES proudly receiving her 1st of the COVID-19 vaccine @umesnews ... See MoreSee Less
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March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Are you aware of the risks? Do you know the warning signs? Join us throughout the month of March as we learn about the risks and take action for help and hope. Learn more: www.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/Maryland-Center-of-Excellence-on-Problem-G... ... See MoreSee Less
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Today, we add three cases to bring our total number to 2,393. Our positivity rate is at 3.32 percent, slightly higher than yesterday and slightly higher than the state's positivity rate, which is currently at 3.28%. Please continue to wear your mask, avoid crowds and vaccinate when you are able. Stay safe Somerset! ... See MoreSee Less
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Do you know how to prevent colorectal cancer? Check your knowledge with a quick quiz! bit.ly/2ScfhOR ... See MoreSee Less
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National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day is March 10. Did you know that HIV can affect women differently? HIV may cause health problems that are unique to women such as; gynecological health issues, increased risk of cervical cancer, increased risk of heart disease, HIV medicine side effects and drug interactions as well as, aging-related issues. Learn more: www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics/staying-in-hiv-care/other-related-health-issues/womens-health-issues ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know that there are several screening options for colorectal cancer? Talk to your doctor to learn more about getting screened. If you are at an increased risk and are 50 years or older, call our office to see if you qualify for our colorectal cancer screenings at 443-523-1700. ... See MoreSee Less
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As of today, there are no new cases. Our total cases remain at 2,390. Our positivity rate is at 3.07%. We are lower than the state's average, which is currently at 3.35%. Even though our percentage rate remains lower than the state's, please continue to wear a mask, social distance, and avoid crowds. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tune in to hear the latest!I'll provide a live COVID-19 update today at 1 p.m. Tune in via Facebook, Twitter (@GovLarryHogan), or Youtube: bit.ly/GovHoganYouTube ... See MoreSee Less
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Remember the rules of the road when approaching a school bus. Keep our children safe!With many students across the state taking a school bus today for the first time in nearly a year, Maryland State Police are stressing school bus safety for motorists.Troopers are reminding motorists to be on alert for school buses and not to ignore the red flashing lights when a bus is stopped. Those caught breaking the law by police can cost a driver a $570 fine and a three-point penalty on their driver’s license.The MDOT MVA's Highway Safety Office has compiled the following tips for sharing the road safely with school buses:- When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch out for children walking or bicycling to school.- When driving in neighborhoods with school zones, watch out for young people who may be thinking about getting to school, but may not be thinking about getting there safely.- Slow down. Watch for children walking in the street, especially if there are no sidewalks in the neighborhood.- Watch for children playing and congregating near bus stops.- Be alert. Children arriving late for the bus may dart into the street without looking for traffic.- Learn and obey the “alternately flashing warning light” system that school bus drivers use to alert motorists.- Yellow flashing lights indicate that the bus is preparing to load or unload children. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop vehicles.- Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate the bus has stopped, and that children are getting on or off. Motorists approaching from either direction must wait until the red lights stop flashing before proceeding. ... See MoreSee Less
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Need help in quitting tobacco or vapes? Free resources and help is just a click away. ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline PhotosAfter getting a COVID-19 vaccine, you may experience minimal side effects. These are normal signs that your body is building protection. Here are helpful tips to help relieve common post-vaccination side effects. Learn more: bit.ly/3ax04mt #GoVAXMaryland ... See MoreSee Less
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We added 9 cases over the weekend to bring our total to 2,390. Our positivity rate is 3.58%, slightly higher than the state rate of 3.52%. Even with this current trend, wear your mask, avoid crowds and vaccinate when you are able. ... See MoreSee Less
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Testing tomorrow. No appointment needed. NOTE: New hours 9a - 12pm ... See MoreSee Less
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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 💙 Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death when men and women are combined, but there are ways to lower your risk.Call our cancer control program at 443-523-1700 to find out more information on being screened today. ... See MoreSee Less
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