COVID-19 claims life of Baltimore City Health Department employee

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Posted at 1:12 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 13:12:32-04

BALTIMORE — COVID-19 has claimed the life of a Baltimore City Health Department employee.

The worker is the first in the city's health department to have died from the virus.

They were assigned to the Bureau of School Health, and had been with the department since 2006.

"Our hearts are extremely heavy today,” Mayor Young said. "On behalf of the residents of Baltimore, I offer sincere condolences to our staff member’s family, loved ones, and members of the Baltimore City Health Department.”

“This is a terrible loss to the Health Department. My thoughts and prayers go out to our staff member’s family and friends,” Baltimore Health Department Commissioner Dr. Dzirasa.