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For all covid-19 questions call 410-912-6889

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

or visit our covid-19 page here 

covid-19 numbers at a glance:

United States – 4,802,491

Maryland – 93,806

Somerset – 133

In Somerset County –  123 recovered, 1 hospitalized, and 3 deaths. (8/7/2020)

(Updated every Friday afternoon)

For a breakdown by zip code, visit coronavirus.maryland.gov. Due to federal guidelines, data for zip codes with 7 or fewer cases is suppressed.

(All numbers will be updated Monday – Friday by 2:45 pm)



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Narcan is free and could save a life. Call us 443.523.1700In the last 24 hours, we have heard reports of several overdoses in the county. If you know someone who uses, please have a Narcan kit in your possession. Please contact your local Health Department if you need a Narcan kit or training on how to administer.

If you are a user, do not use alone.

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Feeling stressed? Take care of yourself.Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like COVID-19. You may feel anxiousness, anger, sadness, or overwhelmed. Find ways to reduce your stress to help yourself and the people you care about.
• Learn the common signs of stress.
• Make time to unwind and do activities you enjoy.
• Talk with family and friends by phone, text, or email.
• If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed, get support 24/7 by calling 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

Learn more about stress and coping during the COVID-19 outbreak: bit.ly/39UVoEj
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Today we have a case count of 133. Of those, 123 have fully recovered, only 1 is hospitalized, and we have no new deaths to report. Continue to do your part to slow the spread. ... See MoreSee Less

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"Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rate has fallen below four percent for the first time, to 3.90%. Hospitalization metrics also declined slightly, with 528 current total hospitalizations and 135 ICU beds in use.

The state’s seven-day average positivity rate has dropped to 3.90%—the first time under 4%, and the lowest level reported since the pandemic began. The daily positivity rate dropped to 3.23%. The state’s positivity rate has been under 5% since June 25, and is now more than 85% lower than its April 17 peak...

The positivity rate declined today for Anne Arundel (3.38%), Baltimore City (5.15%), Baltimore County (5.00%), Frederick (1.38%), Harford (3.53%), Howard (3.15%), Montgomery (2.50%), and Prince George’s County (5.80%.) Baltimore City’s positivity rate has dropped to 5.00%, its lowest level since July 6—down 81.74% from its peak on April 19. Montgomery County’s positivity rate has fallen to a record low of 2.50%—down more than 92% from its peak on April 20.

State health officials are currently monitoring the situation in Worcester County, where the positivity rate has risen by more than 93% since July 31, to 6.59%."

Read the full news release: governor.maryland.gov/2020/08/07/marylands-covid-19-positivity-rate-drops-below-four-percent-for-...
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Our Tuesday testing continues all month in Westover, Crisfield and Deal Island. Testing is by appointment and is FREE. Call 443-523-1920 today. ... See MoreSee Less

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Parent of a 9- to 12-year-old? Want to learn more about the #HPVvaccine? Get the facts about #HPV cancer prevention before your child’s next doctor visit. Learn more at cancer.org/hpv #HPVCancerFree ... See MoreSee Less

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Good news overall but be aware of the 'hot spots' in our state."For the second straight day, Maryland is reporting its lowest positivity rate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The state’s seven-day average positivity rate has dropped to 4.03%—the lowest level reported since the pandemic began. The daily positivity rate is 3.83%. The state’s positivity rate has been under 5% since June 25.

State health officials are currently monitoring the situation in Worcester County, where the positivity rate has risen by nearly 88% since July 31, to 6.50%.

The positivity rate is above 5% in five jurisdictions: Baltimore City (5.44%), Baltimore County (5.31%), Calvert County (5.35%), Prince George’s County (6.19%), and Worcester (6.50%). Baltimore City’s positivity rate has dropped to 5.44%, its lowest level since July 9–down 80.1% from its peak on April 19. Montgomery County’s positivity rate is 2.54%—down 92.2% from its peak on April 20.

There are 535 total current COVID-19 hospitalizations—a decline of 20 over the past 24 hours. There are 139 ICU beds in use—an increase of 5."

Read the full news release: governor.maryland.gov/2020/08/06/maryland-reports-another-record-low-positivity-rate-decline-in-h...
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Today we add 1 more case to our county count. We are now at 130 cases. Continue to follow the guidelines to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy. ... See MoreSee Less

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After yesterday's large increase in numbers, today we are reporting 0 new cases. Our count still stands at 129. Keep washing your hands, covering your mouth and nose and maintaining physical distancing. We can do this! #somersetstrong ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice graphic from our friends at Chesapeake Health CareBy practicing the three W’s, you can make a big difference in controlling #COVID19 in our community. Wear a mask, Watch your distance and Wash your hands. #SaveLives ... See MoreSee Less

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Though our county numbers are way below other counties, today we are reporting a total count of 129. We must remain vigilant and follow the guidelines. Wash your hands, wear a face covering, avoid large gatherings even if you know everyone at the gathering. People can unknowingly have the virus and can spread it to others who may be more vulnerable. #masksonsomerset ... See MoreSee Less

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The Somerset County Emergency Shelter at Washington High School has now closed. ... See MoreSee Less

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Good news! Bye Bye Isaias. How did this storm affect you? drop a comment below. Stay safe everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

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here's info on the tides in our area. Be safe. ALWAYS turn around if you come upon standing water. Just 2 feet of raging water can sweep a car away. And if you live on the water. Take precautions now. Stay safe. ... See MoreSee Less

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Is your phone charged? Batteries working in that old flashlight? Prepare now for possible power outages. And please be safe everyone. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hopefully you are not traveling or planning to do so. Be aware. ... See MoreSee Less

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Timeline PhotosTS Isaias was tracking up the Bay this morning as of 9 am. Peak winds gusts have been 60 to 70 mph. Numerous tornadoes have also been reported. Please share your weather reports and pictures. Conditions will improve through early afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Take a moment to review this. We are in the middle of a wild weather day and tornados are all around us and could quickly develop.If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, seek shelter right away⚠️ ... See MoreSee Less

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