Harford County reports first COVID-19 death, six others probable

Posted at 1:10 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 13:12:34-04

BEL AIR, Md. — Harford County on Friday reported its first death attributed to COVID-19.

Officials say the victim was a 27-year-old man with underlying medical conditions and a history of travel to New York.

He passed away on April 13 and was diagnosed post-mortem by the medical examiner.

Earlier this week the Maryland Department of Health began reporting “probable deaths” pending confirmation by a laboratory test.

As of Friday morning, 6 “probable deaths” and a total of 176 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Harford County, up from 111 cases at the same time time last week.