A look at COVID cases in Worcester Co.

WORCESTER CO., Md — Health officials expected covid numbers to increase as people visit their families during the holidays.

47ABC spoke with Travis Brown at the Worcester County Health Department to take a look at those numbers. He tells us that numbers have increased, including people who were vaccinated reporting COVID-19 cases.  He says “there’s definitely a spike right now. I think last week the state was around 28 percent positivity. While the Eastern Shore was a little over 30 percent so pretty in line with the rest of Maryland, but everywhere is high.”

Brown says if you need an at-home test be sure to check at your local library because they have kits available. If you are experiencing COVID symptoms, officials ask that you do not get out of your car instead a librarian will bring the kit out to you, to reduce exposure.

As the holidays slow down and more people get vaccinated and travel less, he says the positivity rate can lower. Worcester Health Department is in communication with the state to track COVID rates. Also, testing is available at the health department in Snow Hill on Wednesdays. This month and February, officials are looking to expand testing sites and days. More information can be found on their website.

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