BREAKING: First COVID-19 case confirmed in Worcester Co.

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WORCESTER CO., Md. – The Worcester County Health Department confirmed the first positive test for COVID-19 in the county on Thursday afternoon.

According to officials, the resident is in his 30s and is recovering at home in Worcester County. The department is conducting a contact investigation to determine who the man has been in contact with prior to being diagnosed.

The health department was not able to confirm if this is the same case as the Bundles of Joy daycare in Berlin reported on Thursday.

The Worcester County Health Department opened a call center on Thursday, for questions regarding the coronavirus. Callers can reach the center during health department business hours (8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday) by dialing 410-632-1100 option #8. General information on COVID-19 is available 24/7 through Worcester Health’s Public Information Line (410-632-4321) and WorcesterHealth.org.

Experrts say if you are experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) contact your primary care doctor for further screening to determine if you should be tested. Unless you are suffering a medical emergency, they recommend you do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or other medical facility.

To protect yourselves and others, wash your hands often, cover cough/sneezes, clean surfaces, and stay home if sick. For COVID-19 information in the State of Maryland, you can dial 2-1-1.

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