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66 nursing home residents test positive for coronavirus

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66 nursing home residents test positive for coronavirus

66 nursing home residents test positive for coronavirus

66 residents have tested positive for the coronavirus at a Carroll County nursing home.

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COUNTY WAS LIVING AT A NURSINGHOME WHERE 65 OTHER RESIDENTSARE BATTLING THE VIRUS.

WMA━2NEWS ABBY ISAACS IS IN MOUNTAIRY WHERE OFFICIALS AREWORKING TO CONTROL THEOUTBREAK.¤LOOK LIV━ THE CARROLL COUNTYHEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS 11PLEASANT VIEW NURSING HOMERESIDENTS ARE STILLHOSPITALIZED FROM THE VIRUSAND STATE POLICE ARE HERE TOKEEP ALL NO━ESSENTIAL PEOPLEOFF THE PROPERTY.

StephenWantz// President, CarrollCounty Board of Commissioner━We never thought that we wouldbe in a position like thiswith an incident of thismagnitude.

But trust me when Isay we are all in this.CARROLL COUNTY OFFICIALSUNITING TO COMBAT A COVI━19OUTBREAK AT THE PLEASANT VIEWNURSING HOME IN MOUNT AIRY.ONE MAN IN HIS 90S HAS DIEDAND 65 OTHER RESIDENTS TESTEDPOSITIVE SINCE FRIDAY.

CarrollCounty Health Officer EdSinge━ This is relativelycontained as an outbreakwithin in a facility.

Itsomething that the communityshould be overly alarmed aboutand we are doing everything wecan to address it.

CARROLLCOUNTY HEALTH OFFICER EDSINGER SAYS THE NURSING HOMECAN HOLD UP TO 104 RESIDENTS&EVERYONE HAS BEEN TESTED ANDTHEY ARE JUST WAITING ON THEREST OF THE RESULTS.

IN THEMEANTIME..

ALL RESIDENTS WITHSYMPTOMS ARE UNDER STRICTISOLATION AND STAFF ARE BEINGSCREENED UPON ARRIVAL.

SINCETHE OUTBREAK, THEY HAVE ALSOBEEN DEALING WITH A STAFFINGSHORTAGE, BECAUSE SOME AREAFRIAD TO COME INTO WORK, ORHAVE SYMPTOMS AND ARE STAYINGHOME.

TO SUPPORT THE FACILITY,CARROLL HOSPITAL IS PROVIDINGADDITIONAL STAFFING AND THEHEALTH DEPARMTMENT HASPROVIDED ADDITIONAL PROTECTIVEEQUIPMENT.

OFFICIALS SAY THEYARE TAKING ALL PRECAUTIONSNECESSARY AND HOPE MARYLANDERSWILL DO THE SAME TO STOP THESPREAD OF THE VIRUS.

Want━Iaround the county from some ofour bigger box stores whereaisles were packed withpeople.

Ifolks are not understandingabout this deadly pandemicLOOK LIV━ THE HEALTHDEPARTMENT IS INVESTIGATINGTHE OUTBREAK AND WILL CONTINUETO PROVIDE UPDATES.

IN MOUNTAIRY, ABBY ISAACS WMAR 2 NEWSTHE FEDERALTHE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT



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