Family members are first two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Carroll County

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Posted at 9:34 AM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 09:36:21-04

WESTMINSTER, Md — Carroll County Health officials on Tuesday announced the county's second confirmed case of COVID-19.

The patient who tested positive is a woman in her 30s, and is a family member of the first diagnosed Carroll case.

Officials say she's in good condition with very mild symptoms and is isolating at home.

The Health Department is investigating. Communicable Disease nurses will identify contacts and advise them of any necessary actions to take. The Health Department will share information, as soon as possible, if any risk to the public is identified.

“We are very grateful that Carroll County’s first two cases are experiencing extremely mild illness and are being very cooperative with public health guidelines,” said Ed Singer, Carroll County’s Health Officer.

“We know people all across the county and the country are being asked to adhere to sweeping restrictions on their activity,” said Commissioner President Stephen Wantz. “We appreciate everyone’s cooperation as we believe this social distancing is critical to saving lives in our community.”

The case is Maryland's 43rd.