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'Go Team’ sent to Kent County nursing home where 12 residents test positive, one dies from COVID-19

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Posted at 4:06 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 16:21:50-04

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — One nursing home resident is dead and another is hospitalized after a coronavirus outbreak has been reported at a Kent County nursing home.

The Kent County Health Department said that 12 residents tested positive at Autumn Lake Healthcare in Chestertown.

Of the 12 residents who have tested positive, one has died, and a second is hospitalized.

A ‘Go Team’ composed of the Maryland National Guard and Department of Health and Human Services Disaster Medical Assistance personnel has been activated to support the facility.

The team responded to the facility on Sunday April 19 and was onsite from 10:00 AM -12:30 PM.

“We are appreciative of Governor Hogan’s decision to make these ‘Go Teams’ available to assist Maryland nursing homes,” said Kent County Health Officer William Webb.