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Woman in 20s is Cecil County's first confirmed case of coronavirus

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Posted at 9:42 AM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 09:46:02-04

CECIL COUNTY, Md. — Cecil County has confirmed its first case of the coronavirus.

The Cecil County Health Department says the patient is a woman in her 20s who lives in the western area of the county. The woman has no history of recent foreign travel or known contact with anyone who traveled.

The Cecil County Health Department is working with the patient and the Maryland Department of Health to conduct contact tracing. This process will help to identify any people the woman has had close contact with recently.

The woman is in stable condition and will be self-isolating at home. In order to protect the patient’s privacy, the County will not be releasing any additional details about the individual.

“Cecil County has taken a proactive role to address the threat that COVID-19 presents to the health of our community,” stated County Executive Alan McCarthy. “This first confirmed case serves as an important reminder that good hygiene practices and social distancing are critical to slowing the spread of the coronavirus in our communities. I encourage all residents to stay at home as much as possible and wash their hands frequently.”

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you are experiencing any symptoms, please contact your primary care provider for assessment.

Residents are encouraged to visit www.cecilcountyhealth.org for current and accurate information.

The Cecil County Health Department has also established a dedicated phone line for individuals to call with COVID-19-related questions. Please call 410-996-1005 between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with any questions.