PRMC reports first death from coronavirus

SALISBURY — Administrators at Peninsula Regional Medical Center announced Saturday the first death from COVID-19 of a patient under their care. The hospital’s statement follows:

“We today share the sad news of the first COVID-19 patient to pass who was under our care.
“Please keep this family in your thoughts. We ask that you respect their privacy and that of our staff. This will be the only official statement of Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Thank you.

“This is a somber reality being faced by a number of hospitals, healthcare systems, communities and families. Our medical team went to extraordinary efforts to care for this patient, and our hearts remain with the patient’s family, friends and loved ones. “During a time like this, we are united to battle this virus.”

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Maryland Department of Health Coronavirus Page
CDC: About the Coronavirus Disease 2019
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Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
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