Talbot has first COVID-19 death

EASTON — Talbot County, has experienced its first fatality, bringing the number of deaths in Maryland to 53. Word of the fatality was announced on Saturday morning.

“This is very significant for our community,” Health Officer for Talbot County Dr. Fredia Wadley said. “This individual was in her 40s with significant co-morbidities. Fortunately, the deceased had no contact with her co-workers prior to her symptomatic period because of her chronic conditions, and her family members have been isolated since the hospitalization and are being monitored for symptoms.”

“We are all saddened to hear this news, and our prayers go out to this person’s family and friends,” Talbot County Council President Corey Pack said. “I call on the people of Talbot County to continue to support one another during this difficult time.”

Maryland reported 367 new cases of COVID-19 over the 24 hours prior to the announcement, for a total of 3,125 cases across the state. The Talbot County individual who passed away was hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms and was one of the 157 new hospitalizations in the previous 24 hours.

The cumulative total for hospitalizations in Maryland stands at 821. Talbot had seven confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday, while Dorchester had two.

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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