Dorchester has first COVID-19 death

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Health Department announced Saturday evening the county’s first death as a result of COVID-19. The resident, a female in her 60s, was hospitalized with no underlying medical conditions.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our residents,” Deputy Health Officer Dr. Casey Scott said. “Unfortunately, this highlights the seriousness of this virus, and the grimness of our current situation. Please keep the deceased and her family in your thoughts and prayers.”

To date, Dorchester County has a total of 12 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
For Maryland Department of Health information and resources about COVID-19, please visit coronavirus.maryland.gov and follow Dorchester County Health Department’s Emergency Preparedness Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dorchesterhealthemergencypreparedness for the most up-to-date local information.

Dorchester County residents with general questions or concerns about COVID-19 can call the Dorchester County Health Department at 410-228-3223 Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm or 2-1-1 after hours. Call takers cannot share any additional details about the cases, but can help answer residents’ questions.


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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