Queen Anne’s County Health officials announce an additional confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county.  The fifth individual who tested positive in Queen Anne’s County is a woman in her 50’s.   This case is considered a community transmission since she did not travel out of the country. She is currently in stable condition and has no underlying health issues.

 

The number of confirmed cases of the corona virus in Kent County has gone from zero to three in less than a week.  On Saturday they a man with the respiratory illness in his 30s had recently traveled to areas where COVID-19 is known to be present. The man, a Kent County resident, has no known preexisting medical conditions has been self-isolating for the past 17 days and is recovering at home.

 

A Maryland man has been charged for failing to comply with the state's coronavirus emergency order after they found him with dozens of people around a bonfire.  Charles County Sheriff's say they saw about 60 people gathered around a bonfire and that it's the second time they were called to the house since the emergency order went into effect.   The emergency order by Gov. Larry Hogan prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  41 year old Shawn Marshall Myers has been charged with failure to comply with the emergency order.    

 

Kent County Sheriff’s charge a Chestertown man on rape charges.  39 year old Marcelino Gomez Lozano has been issued a district court arrest warrant charging him with attempted second-degree rape; false imprisonment; robbery; stalking; and second-degree assault (two counts). He initially was held in the Kent County Detention Center without bail.

 

The University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is making sure they are ready in the event of an overflow of patients needing hospital care as result of the possible impact of COVID-19. According to Trena Williamson, UMSRH regional director of communications, as of Friday night in all UM Shore Regional Health locations, the overall number of hospital admissions and emergency department visits are down, largely due to messages from the community and media that have helped to direct concerned people to the appropriate community provider settings and reduce unnecessary hospital volumes. A recent drill was held at UM Shore Regional Health’s four emergency departments to test and evaluate the functionality of the triage tents in the event of a surge in patients requiring hospitalization.